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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1083A Previous Report (1082A)  |  Next Report (1084A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to Obituaries
  • HERALD OF TRUTH Elkhart IN 1864-1908
  • GOSPEL HERALD Scottsdale PA 1908-Current
Mennonite Historical Library
Goshen IN 46526
Telephone: (219) 533-3161
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  All obituaries reported in the newspapers. Obituaries for children under 12 years of age were not indexed during the early years of the project. As staff is available to do continuing indexing and to review earlier indexing, these obituaries are being added to the index.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index, arranged into one alphabetical arrangement by surname, then given name. Each card consists of the name of person, birth and death dates, age at death, place of death and citation (volume number, year, and page).
SIZE OF INDEX:  By rough estimate, there are presently 80,000 cards. Continuation is irregular, depending on staff time. No updating has been done during the past three years.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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