03 April 2021

Ancestry Updates Canada and US Newspapers.com Obituary Indexes

For Canada, there are now 31,056,223 entries, updated from 30,877,928 records last November. Coverage is available for various newspapers for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. There are 25,442 entries for 2020, 35,807 for 2019 and 30,156 for 2018. The database is particularly valuable for more recent years when official death records are not available. 

For the US, there are now 834,426,322 entries in the updated indexes. Ancestry provides a "Browse by Last Name starting with" capability for each US newspaper not yet implemented for Canada.

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