FamilySearch and GenealogyBank partner to make over a billion names from historical obituaries searchable online.
Obituaries can solve family puzzles, tell stories, dispel myths, and provide tremendous help with family history research.
Finding your ancestors' names in obituaries has never been easier. Through the FamilySearch and GenealogyBank partnership the valuable information contained in obituaries, including name of the deceased, survived-by names, family relationships, locations and dates will be indexed, making it easier for genealogists to discover relatives and gain a deeper understanding of their family's past.
GenealogyBank and FamilySearch have entered into a multi-year partnership to index millions of obituaries with updates released every month. Want them faster? Help us speed up the number of names released each month by indexing obituaries yourself. Find out more at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
Advance your family history research with the largest obituary archive online:
47 million current obituaries
115 million historical obituaries
3.5 million obituaries added every year
85% death coverage of the last decade
Most Comprehensive U.S. Newspaper Obituaries Collection
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Learn more about the lives of celebrities, politicians, athletes and more, by reading their newspaper obituaries.
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Robin Williams, Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn
Accessed September 2014
The success of the obituary indexing campaign will depend on volunteers.
With hundreds of millions of obituaries to index, the success and speed of this project relies on volunteers.
Everyone can easily contribute. Find out more at Familysearch.org/indexing.