Below is an experiment for my new site. I have done a lot of newspaper indexing over the years and currently I am indexing the Eugene Morning Register, published in Eugene, Oregon. Even though the Oregon Death Index began in 1903, I have found many of the early deaths were not recorded with a Certificate of Death and thus are not found in the Oregon Death Index.
Different from my previous indexes I have published, this new index now lists the cemetery of burial if it was mentioned in the death notice/obituary. Sometimes the cemetery field may instead give the place where the body was shipped, for example, to Boise, ID or to Denver CO. This helps the researcher know that even though the death occurred locally the burial took place out of the area. Hopefully this will eliminate unnecessary tromping through old blackberry covered graveyards when in fact your Uncle Fester was buried out-of-state!
When I eventually learn the fine art of downloading my Excel spreadsheets into WordPress, the columns will look nice and straight and the data base will be searchable right here! All entries have a place of death and many will have the cemetery listed. For some entries the place of death and the cemetery name will be the same i.e., Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill. After each indexing trip the data will be merged with master database and sorted alphabetically.
All of these entries are from 1906
Name Issue Pg Place Cemetery (if listed)
HOWARD, JOHN 27-Sep-06 5 LANE CO
SNYDER, MARY M 28-Sep-06 2 EUGENE
MACKEY, ALBERT WM 30-Sep-06 8 PLEASANT HILL PLEASANT HILL
FISHER, EVART M 13YR 02-Oct-06 2 EUGENE ODD FELLOWS
FLINT, J.L. MRS. 02-Oct-06 8 JUNCTION CITY OAK HILL
ROBY, E.C. 03-Oct-06 3 LEWISTON ID
MCINTIRE, FRANK 03-Oct-06 3 LEWISTON ID
FISHER, EVART M 13YR 03-Oct-06 8 EUGENE ODD FELLOWS
SMITH, INF DAUG 1 OF TWIN 04-Oct-06 8 EUGENE
BLANTON, JOHN MRS. 04-Oct-06 8 CHESHIRE MULKEY
FLETCHER, JOHN 05-Oct-06 5 COTTAGE GROVE
BATES, EMMA 05-Oct-06 8 MT VERNON IL
HILL, EDNA MRS. 06-Oct-06 8 SISSIONS CA
ELLMAKER, MR 06-Oct-06 8 MARCOLA
COBINE, LENA 07-Oct-06 8 WENDLING IOOF SPRINGFIELD
DUNTON, T.J. MRS 07-Oct-06 8 CRESWELL CAMP CREEK
CARTER, THEODORE BURNS 5M 07-Oct-06 8 LEABURG ODD FELLOWS