Sunday, August 21, 2011

Look for the Living in Obituaries

Consider searching for the names of people you know are living in obituaries. A search for my parents (both living) in the current obituaries at Genealogy Bank resulted in two hits--my grandfather's obituary and my uncle's obituary. It wasn't anything I didn't already have, but it got me thinking that I could search for living people in the text of obituaries, hoping to find them listed as survivors.
These searches were performed as keyword searches--not in the names of the deceased.
At's obituary collection, make certain you have the "exact" box checked to get matches that include all the names you enter as keywords.

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