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Obituary Depot is the outgrowth of a small project we started in 2000 on our Cemetery Junction
site. What we expected to be a nice little database, rapidly grew beyond our expectations. To
give obituaries more visibility, we created this separate (but well-linked) area just for obituary
We also re-engineered the database to improve search performance and to accommodate additional
countries. In addition to obituaries (and obituary sources) from the United States, Canada and Australia,
we are also collecting citations from Germany, South Africa, France, Great Britain, Netherlands,
Hungary, Greece, Italy and New Zealand.
If you live in one of these countries, or have access to newspapers from these regions, you
can help your fellow researchers by taking a few minutes to transcribe the obituaries using our
simple online form.
The database is not limited to just current obituaries, so if you have access to old copies of
newspapers, you may index them as well. The database is build by volunteers and will always
remain a free resource for genealogists.
Good luck with your family research!