JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: finding obit lookup sources #general

Cynthia M. Van Ness <af482@...>

On 16 Sep 1998, Carol Skydell wrote:
Since you know the place of death, you would look at the
reference volume at your local public library called Gale
Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media which will give
you a list of newspapers published in the city/town which you
have as the place of death. (SNIP)
Or, while you're still at the library, ask the librarian for the Directory
of American Libraries (assuming you have a US or Canadian place of death).
It is arranged geographically, and will identify for you ALL of the
libraries in a given place. You can then write to the public library or
historical society and request a look-up.

Some big-city newspapers are not especially cooperative when it comes to
obit searches. Here in Buffalo, the Buffalo News, which is over 100 years
old, sends people to the public library.

Cynthia Van Ness

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