Genealogy Blog Tip: Obituary Posts

Genealogy Blog Tip: Obituaries I’ve seen many different ways of sharing obituaries on genealogy blogs, some effective and others practically useless to other researchers. So what’s the best way to share an obituary or a death notice that you’ve come upon as part of your research? To me, these should be the goals of posting an obituary to your genealogy or family history blog:

  • Share information with other family members who remember the deceased.
  • Share information related to a person’s death to assist other genealogy researchers.

A good obituary post consists of three parts: 1) a scanned or digitized image of the obituary, 2) a transcription of the text, and 3) a brief source citation. The example for this blog post is a recent post to my personal genealogy blog, Destination: Austin Family on 13 July 2014 entitled Sunday’s Obituary: Catherine Sullivan O’Keefe 1837-1928.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday 15 July 2014

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rij

The Dutch painter Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 at Leiden, Netherlands.


Today is Tuesday 15 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Major League Baseball All Star Game, Rembrandt’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Saint Swithun’s Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 14 July 2014

The Bastille

Bastille Day is a public holiday in France which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on 14 July 1789.


Today is Monday 14 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Bastille Day, Birmingham Riot – Anniversary, John Chancellor’s Birthday – Anniversary, International Town Criers Day, and Orangemen’s Day (Northern Ireland).

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