To start off with one of our most popular databases, the Evangelical Messenger Obituary Abstracts database just keeps growing, and now covers 1848 to 1943 with a total of 188, 555 entries thanks to Anne Dallas Budd, Rita Bone Kopp and Sally Zody Spreng.

A collection of Obituaries from the Sullivan Daily Times and the Sullivan Union, Sullivan County, Indiana have been added to the Free Databases. Consisting of more than 17,000 images, this material covers many of the years from 1920-2013. These records were compiled by Donna K. Adams, Paula Jewell, and Mark Brown of the Sullivan County Public Library Genealogy/Local History Department, who have kindly allowed us to post them.

Jim Cox has again donated Jay County, Indiana cemetery records for our Free Databases page. Hillside Cemetery and seventeen other small cemeteries (Bear Creek, Holy Trinity, Mt. Vernon, New Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant Hill, Praise Chapel, Sager, Springhill, Stephen, Stevenson, Stratton, Wayman, Wells, Wentz, Whaley, Whicker, Whiteman).

From Noble County,Indiana, we have posted 281 images from the Oak Park Cemetery Record Book and 2681 records of Oak Park Cemetery burial permits. These records  include Potter’s Field entries and a cemetery map.

And the Genealogy Tracers of Cleveland, Ohio (Alfreda Spratlen Barnes, Clancy Ware-Simpson, David Simpson, Carmine Vaughn Stewart, Gwendolyn Wynne Strayhan, and Henrietta English-West) have provided an additional 357 memorials consisting of 1661 images of Homegoing Programs and Memorials.

We are fortunate that all of these great people are doing this wonderful work of preserving various death-related records and making them available to anyone through our Free Databases.