Instructions For Use
This web-based database should be relatively easy to use. Any modern browser may
be used, but for best results a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher is recommended.
To search for an obituary listing, just click on "Record Search" on the
navigation bar and enter as much information about the person as you know.
You do not need to know the full name, just entering the first few characters
is enough. For example, entering "BLA" in the last name field will return all "Black"
as well as "Blair" records.
Capitalization of the data is not important, and the system is not sensitive to it.
As such, "BLA", "Bla", and "bla" are all treated the same way.
If you want a search to match not just the start of names, but inside the name, preceded the search
name with a % (i.e. a search for SON would for wold match SONDERS and SONNEBERG but a search for
%SON would also match JOHNSON and WILLIAMSON
You may enter a single year to search for information connected to that year, or
you may enter a range to allow for broader searches.
After entering your search criteria, a list of all matching records will be returned.
The list consists of the full name, date of birth (if known) and date
of the event (if known). If an online image of the record exists, an icon resembling
a rolled-up newspaper will be displayed next to the record.
To view details of a person, just click on the record in the list and a page showing
known details will be displayed. If an image of the obituary exists, you will be able
to click on the icon resembling a rolled-up newspaper to display it.