Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Macomb Obituary Index Updated

The library and the Macomb County Genealogy Group are pleased to announce that our Macomb County Obituary Index has just been updated and now includes more than 182,000 entries. We have indexed 2008 obituaries from the Macomb Daily, Romeo Observer and Bay Voice newspapers, as well as some retrospective entries from various newspapers for earlier dates.
Users should note that we have removed punctuation and spacing from the surname field. (For example, O'Hara is now OHara, and Van Horn is now VanHorn). Also, AOL users may have trouble accessing the index and are advised to use Internet Explorer or another browser to search the index.

Our thanks go out to Karen Brewer, Ann Faulkner, Mary Freer, Pat Hendrickson, Carolyn Horton, Sue Long, Audrey Morton and Herb Savage for their contributions to this update, as well as to Ann Parsons for all of the proofreading she had done on the index.

The Macomb County Obituary Index may be searched at http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/obitindex.asp

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