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Welcome to the Texas
USGenWeb Obituary Project!

ADOPT ME!!

Any obituary contributions pertaining to Texas are most welcomed! Please use our automated system to submit records. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

There are three levels of volunteering work involved in helping with this project:

1. Submitting whole obituraries as seen in the newspaper. Permission is required. See bottom of page for information and sample letter.

2. 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 North Carolina 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 botom of this page.

3. Individual 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?

Index to Texas Newspapers [The index is being added as a master list, too many to list.]

Tips for Searching for Obituaries

Texas State Genealogical Society

Texas Counties
Anderson Andrews Angelina Aransas Archer Armstrong Atascosa
Austin Bailey Bandera Bastrop Baylor Bee Bell
Bexar Blanco Borden Bosque Bowie Brazoria Brazos
Brewster Briscoe Brooks Brown Burleson Burnet Caldwell
Calhoun Callahan Cameron Camp Carson Cass Castro
Chambers Cherokee Childress Clay Cochran Coke Coleman
Collingworth Collin Colorado Comal Comanche Concho Cooke
Coryell Cottle Crane Crockett Crosby Culberson Dallam
Dallas Dawson Deaf Smith Delta Denton Dewitt Dickens
Dimmit Donley Duval Eastland Ector Edwards Ellis
El Paso Erath Falls Fannin Fayette Fisher Floyd
Foard Fort Bend Franklin Freestone Frio Gaines Galveston
Garza Gillespie Glasscock Goliad Gonzales Gray Grayson
Greer Gregg Grimes Guadalupe Hale Hall Hamilton
Hansford Hardeman Hardin Harris Harrison Hartley Haskell
Hays Hemphill Henderson Hidalgo Hill Hockley Hood
Hopkins Houston Howard Hudspeth Hunt Hutchinson Irion
Jack Jackson Jasper Jeff Davis Jefferson Jim Hogg Jim Wells
Johnson Jones Karnes Kaufman Kendall Kenedy Kent
Kerr Kimble King Kinney Kleberg Knox La Salle
Lamar Lamb Lampasas Lavaca Lee Leon Liberty
Limestone Lipscomb Live Oak Llano Loving Lubbock Lynn
Madison Marion Martin Mason Matagorda Maverick McCulloch
McLennan McMullen Medina Menard Midland Milam Mills
Mitchell Montague Montgomery Moore Morris Motley Nacogdoches
Navarro Newton Nolan Nueces Ochiltree Oldham Orange
Palo Pinto Panola Parker Parmer Pecos Polk Potter
Presido Rains Randall Reagan Real Red River Reeves
Refugio Roberts Robertson Rockwall Runnels Rusk Sabine
San Augustine San Jacinto San Patricio San Saba Schleicher Scurry Shackelford
Shelby Sherman Smith Somervell Starr Stephens Sterling
Stonewall Sutton Swisher Tarrant Taylor Terrell Terry
Throckmorton Titus Tom Green Travis Trinity Tyler Upshur
Upton Uvalde Val Verde Van Zandt Victoria Walker Waller
Ward Washington Webb Wharton Wheeler Wichita Wilbarger
Willacy Williamson Wilson Winkler Wise Wood Yoakum
Young Zapata Zavala   Statewide Tombstones  

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.

  • 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 us with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.

  • Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1923 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.

  • Something to think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions by mail.

  • Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website).

Copyright Law: The Texas Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1929, unless:

  1. you were the original author of the obituary, or
  2. the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
  3. the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
  4. you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries.

Search for Cities or Towns in Texas

Look-Up Volunteer's

We are in need of volunteer's. If you have the resources your fellow researcher's would appreciate it.

 


This page was last revised Sunday, 24-Nov-2013 19:40:19 EST

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Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart