Posted by on 15 October 2011 in Record Collections American Obituaries for the 15 minutes with 15 collections

Our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown reaches its climax today. As a final treat, we’ve made our United States Obituary Collection, completely free for everyone to use. Remember, this is a one-day-only offer, so get in quick!

The US Obituary Collection is an ever-expanding resource collated from hundreds of online newspapers. Every day, we scour the internet for new obituaries. When we find them, we add the key details to our index, and provide a link to the original article. If you’re looking for an American relative who died recently, this is the best place to start.

When you find an ancestor in any of our records, it’s very easy to check whether other members are looking into the same person – and therefore could also be related to you. From the search results, click ‘View Record’ to see the transcribed information, then look for the ‘Make a connection’ box on the left. Click the link at the bottom of this box, and we’ll automatically use the information from the record you’ve found to search all our public member trees. You can view any matches, and maybe even get in touch with the members concerned.

That marks the end of 15 days of free records. Remember, you can still search all the free collections until the end of the day. See all our free record collections this month.

* Each collection will become available to search for free from 7am BST on the relevant day.  All collections will be available to search until 12 midnight BST on 15 October 2011.  To view these records you will need to register for free with with your name and email address.


Gerald Peskett 

With the conclusion of these free records I came to a very disappointing surprise. All the records that I had saved to my tree were no longer visable to be viewed. With previous free collections, the records I’d saved were still available, that’s not the case this time. Why? They’re no where near as useful if I can’t review them.

17 October 2011 at 12:33 am
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