The web sites below will allow you to locate people that have passed away or
that you suspect might have passed away. You can also use these sites to
locate where a past friend or family member was buried and in some cases you
can add burial records. Results are best
obtained if you have their first and last name as a minimum. If you have
additional information such as the city or state of their death this will
assist you in locating them easier and much faster.
Death, Burial, Cemetery &
Locate or add
burial records - plus locate civil, church,
cemetery, obituary, and other death-related information. In addition
to details about the person's death, you can also locate birth information, family
origins, cause of death, and more. Includes indexes that can
help you request the actual death record, and in some cases, actual images of the
death records. Use the information you find in one type of death record to
seek out other death-related records.
Family Name Search
Family Search will locate a name
back to the originating country as applicable. Searching your own name will
also bring up some interesting facts you might not have realized. Note:
You will have the opportunity to download a file (also free) which will
include the deceased SSN (for your verification), their religion, source of
the death data plus other good to know information. The file format is ".GED"
on that here) which is related to genealogy program use, however
once you save this file to your hard drive you can easily open and then view
it via windows notepad or any similar text viewer.
Locate an obituary, cemetery or funeral home through their simple
Interment contains thousands of transcriptions of cemetery records
and tombstone inscriptions, from cemeteries in the USA, Canada, England,
Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. Access is free - no
subscription fees, no money
Find a Grave
Besides cemetery and obituary searches you can add burial records,
help find a grave, read success stories or visit their forum.
Social Security Death Index Search
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains
information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social
security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security
Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last
year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and
last known residence.
National Obituary Archive
Obituaries, memorials and funeral homes. Also complete a hometown
search or view their "week in history" section".
US Veteran's Grave Locator
Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members
in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military
and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private
cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. The
Nationwide Gravesite Locator includes burial records from many sources.
Cemetery Junction is about helping the genealogy community find
information about their ancestors. Cemeteries are an excellent source for
genealogy. Many of the cemeteries in their directory are linked to
transcriptions entered by volunteers. Directories include: United States,
Canadian, Australian, and specific family cemetery information.
Canadian Cemetery Search
The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid is a pointer database consisting
of the surnames, cemetery name and location of over 3 Million interments from
several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario
The largest online resource site we could locate related to
locating you ancestors, genealogy information, vital records and family
information. Some of it requires payment so it'll take some poking around for
the free information and databases. Many other areas of the site will assist
you in locating people, family and friends.
US Gen Web Project
US Gen Web is a group of volunteers working together to provide
free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every
state of the United States. The project is non-commercial and fully committed
to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state,
with links to all the state genealogy websites gateways to the counties.
A large people finder and genealogy resource site. This particular
page lists many resource links such as tracing a family tree, various search
engines, archives, surname finders and a few nice reverse search tools.
Canadian Genealogy Links
Over 1700 links to Canadian genealogy and history related links.
Far too many to link here.
United States Census
1790 to current US Federal Census, mortality schedules, slave
schedules, merchant seamen and veteran's schedules.
North America Genealogy
The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP) is an
unincorporated not for profit network of independent sites devoted to History
and Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. You can
also join and then host a state, country, territory, or topic if you like.
African American Genealogical Society
You can post genealogy queries in the surname forums and
automatically be notified when someone responds to your query. You can also
announce upcoming family reunions, have your four-generation ancestor chart
posted on the web site and get access to a comprehensive directory of links to
American - French Genealogical Society
The American-French Genealogical Society is dedicated to the study
and preservation of the French-Canadian culture. Their main office and library
located in Woonsocket, RI, USA and most of their research material is in
This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two
territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan,
the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many
details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age,
birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those
listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.
Ellis Island Records
Free search of the Port of New York records. Find out if your
family or people you know arrived by ship to Ellis Island, view their age on
arrival, the passenger record, ship manifest and the ship image. Free unless
you want a printed copy to frame.
European Genealogy Links
Many dozens of links to European genealogy web sites.
One Great Family
This is genealogy site and is limited in that you can locate how
many people with a certain last name born during a certain century, however
for the details it requires a minimum of a "7 day trial" sign up in order to
access the actual names and locations etc. of the people you are searching
Sites of Interest:
The Death Clock
The Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away...
second by second. Like the hourglass of the Net, the Death Clock will remind
you just how short life is and when you are likely to die.
Find out how famous people died. Not a gore related site, very
tasteful, full of information and categorized for ease of searching and
surfing. Well worth the look.
Death List is a carefully selected list of 50 celebrities chosen
by the Death List Committee before the start of each calendar year for their
likelihood to die during that year. Candidates must have be famous in their
Dead People Server
Fairly well known people (not you or I) that have died, sorted by
year and month. Tags after their name listing and write up will take you to
their home page, Internet Movie Database (IMDB) page, obituary and other
information if it's available online.
Not as informative as "Famous Dead" above, however the photo's and
short blocks of information provide the most important information such as how
they died, date of death, date born and their short celebrity history.
Lost to the Iraq War
This website is dedicated to the coalition servicemen and women
who have lost their lives during the War in Iraq started on March 19, 2003.
Each profile provides a photo, their age, how they died and you can leave a
comment if you like.
Questria Funeral Customs
Rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent
disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a
person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the
living, and to protect the living from the dead.