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ForgottenAshes.com Launched to Attempt to Get Cremated Remains to Loved Ones

The following news release is from PRNewsWire: WASHINGTON, Pa., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Every year, thousands of cremated remains go unclaimed for a variety of reasons at funeral homes, cremation providers and local and state agencies across the country. Attempting to fix that issue, Michael Neal, a funeral director in Washington, Pa., has launched […]

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Drive By Viewing

The following excerpt is from WTVR in Virginia: FARMVILLE, Va. (WTVR) —The drive-thru itself was an innovative concept, but at this one, it’s unlikely you can order any fries or a shake. Carl Eggleston of Farmville believes in innovation when it comes to his funeral business. After 30 years in the business, he’s seen some […]

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Donated New Glasgow Funeral Home Records Fill in Gap of 31 Missing Years of Death Records

The following teaser is from the October 3, 2012 edition of ngnews.com: NEW GLASGOW [Pictou County, Nova Scotia] – The brown and faded documents that lay on a table at the local library have caused a buzz of excitement in the Pictou County Roots Society, which hopes to fill in the gaps of Nova Scotia’s […]

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The Records of the African-American Dale-Riggs Funeral Home of Toledo, Ohio

The following excerpt is from a long article by Claudia Boyd-Barrett, published in the January 3, 2010 edition of the Toledo Blade. [Toledo, Ohio]: Inside the expansive rooms of the Dale-Riggs Funeral Home at Nebraska and City Park avenues, tucked away in old boxes, filing cabinets, and on dusty basement shelves, there lies a veritable […]

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Augusta, GA – African American Funeral Programs Posted Online

The following press release was received from Ed Johnson today. The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/funeral. The African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library online collection consists of […]

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Millions of Historic Southern Records Now on the Web

Thanks to Paul Nauta for the following press release: SALT LAKE CITY—FamilySearch announced today it has published millions of records from Southern states to its rapidly growing, free online collection. The collection includes both digital images and indexes. Millions of death records from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida were the most recent additions. Viewers […]

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The Funeral Home History of Brewton, Alabama

There’s an interesting article posted online, written by Lydia Grimes of the Brewton Standard, that deals with the history of the funeral homes of Brewton, Alabama. Ms. Grimes realizes the historical and genealogical value of the local funeral homes, as well as the Brewton Standard newspaper. Check it out.

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It’s Cheaper to be Fried Than to be Buried – and That’s Tough on the Funeral Home Folks

The recession is taking its toll on funerals… I hadn’t thought about it too much, but when my brother passed away on Feb. 21, I found that he had opted for cremation instead of being buried next to his father in Albany, Oregon. From what I’m told, he walked in the door a month or […]

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Fresh Resource Now Posted for Those Dealing in the Dead – Oh, Lay Me Down in Forest Lawn…

Nomis Publications – the folks who brought us the “Yellow Book” of Funeral Homes, has just announced a completely updated and easy-to-use website. I’ve been a Nomis fan since I got my first “Yellow Book” from them (I believe that was 1986). Dollarhide knew about my interest in Nomis, and emailed yesterday with the information […]

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New Digitized and Indexed Records at FamilySearch

The following news release was just received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch: 30 January 2009 – Since the last update on January 5, 2009, FamilySearch added over 40 million new records to its Record Search pilot. Individuals with international roots from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, and the Philippines will find some nice surprises […]

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Funeral Services Now Available Via Webcast

The following press release proposes a novel idea that I predict will quickly catch on nationwide. If you can’t make the funeral, just watch it on your computer… By the way, Flanner and Buchanan do some really unique funeral stuff… Hmmm. Want to have a service for Spot or Kitty? They can do it… and […]

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Halstead Mortuary (San Francisco) Record Images Online

DearMyrtle reported this morning that the Halstead Mortuary Records form 1923 to 1960 have been posted online by sfgenealogy.net. The mortuary records were posted by sfgenealogy, with Researchity holding the copyright. The 1961 through 1974 records are now being indexed, and they are looking for volunteers. Records from 1975 are held by the funeral home, […]

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Why Check EVERY Source?

Over 20 years ago I was searching for information dealing with my great uncle, Henry E. Canfield, and his wife, Emma Larimore. I began by obtaining the death certificates for both Henry and Emma. Henry died first, leaving Emma to act as the informant on his death certificate. Emma died a little later, with an […]

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