Welcome to the Delaware
USGenWeb Obituary Project!
are three levels of volunteering work involved in helping with this
Submitting whole obituaries as seen in the newspaper. Permission is required. See bottom of page for information and sample letter.
Indexing the information found in the obituary (Name, dob, dod, locations, parents, spouses, marriage date &
location, cemetery, funeral home, date of source, picture availability) .
If you live in Delaware or know someone who does that subscribes
to a local paper, then you can help with this project! You can index
the local paper. Permission is not required from the newspaper, so
begin today. It is easy, not a lot of typing is involved, just a
dedication to saving the obits and typing in the basic information for
each one. Estimated amount of time five to ten minutes a day (or save
them and do them on the weekend). More information available at bottom
of this page.
Obituaries also accepted. Permission is required to place the obit word
for word. Otherwise a synopsis or index of the obit can be submitted
without permission. Know the city and need the county?
Public Domain Obituaries (pre-1928)
Here is how you can help with the Obituary Project
To volunteer send
your name, email address, and the newspaper you will be working from,
make a note if you are indexing or submitting whole obits. Once a
month, you will email me your file of obit information. We will then
place them online. Questions or comments, please contact me: Maggie Stewart Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive
their obituaries. Here is a sample letter to send to the newspapers. Contact me with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the
with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or
other sources of pre-1923 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe
Something to think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions by mail.
to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission
(must have access to their publication or website).
Copyright Law: The Delaware Obituary Project will abide by today's
copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1922, unless:
you were the original author of the obituary, or
the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries
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