For those of you who are not familiar with the Obituary Daily Times, it is put together by a group of volunteers who index obituaries from publications all around the country. The index is then provided to the public, free of charge, via this email list and in a database on our website.
Our beloved leader, King Butler, passed away in April, and unfortunately he did not leave us access to the website or the tools he used to submit these index entries to the mailing list. We are trying to get access to the website and the tools, but in the meantime, we are attempting to take care of the backlog of index entries that have piled up since March. Toward that end, I have been submitting the entries to this mailing list so that they will at least be accessible in the mailing list.
To be clear, we do not have the obituaries themselves, but the index entries are intended to help others find out where the obituaries are so that they can then contact the publication to get a copy of the obituary. The list of publications is available at our website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/publications.html.
Volunteers can ask other volunteers for copies of these indexed obituaries for 90 days after they appear in the GEN-OBIT mailing list. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Jan Plambeck. Her email address is on the website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/. Peace be with you,
Alice J. Ramsay
Lombard, Illinois USA
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