Family History Tip: Clipping Tip

When you clip an obituary to share or to save for yourself, be sure to include the banner at the top of the page so that you will have the name of the newspaper, magazine, journal, history book (in case you make a copy), so that you will have the “where” and “when” the obituary appeared. This will help to pinpoint a date of death, in case none is given, and also contributes to proof. Most local genealogy groups won’t publish your information on their websites without those banners plus permission from the newspaper that printed the notice.

Thanks for all you do for us out here in the “ether.”

Mellany Irby

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Other articles in the 18 December 2011 Weekly Discovery 

Scanning Sense  

Extracting and Organizing Clues

Photo Corner