Where'd The Obituary Listings Go?

posted Mar 30, 2015, 4:52 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 9:06 AM ]
You've probably been wondering what happened to the obituary listings that used to be in this section.  

Well, for some unknown reason this website keeps rejecting the PDF format that they were in, it just won't show the work.  So for the last several months I've been working, when time permits, on converting 20,104 names (from the first obituary list covering 1897 to 2006) into an Excel worksheet that we hope will be accepted by the website.  

As of the beginning of October I've finished the conversion from PDF to Excel and started working on 19 pages of names that need to be checked against microfilm of the papers.  So far 3 pages, or 123 names, have been verified or corrected.  Just 16 more pages, 513 names, that need to be found and checked.  Hopefully before the end of the year the obituaries from 1897 to 2006 will once again appear on our website.  

When I finish with those I'll start on the names from 2007 to the present. 

If you need to have some research done, just download the Genealogy Request Forms, fill in as much information as you know, and mail them to the address on the form.  Our Friends of the Library volunteer will work on finding the information you request as her time permits. 

So don't forget to check back here periodically, you never know when those lists will resurface.