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obituaries online?

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Jennifer

Jennifer Report 27 May 2013 13:30

is there a place you can see obituaries online, i have the name, month and year along with the place they died but wanting to see if i can obituary online.




















brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 May 2013 13:37

When and where do you mean Jennifer?
If recent in UK you can try here:

http://www.iannounce.co.uk/United-Kingdom/23

Have you tried a google search?

Jan

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 May 2013 13:48

If it's not recent (pre 1963) then there may possible be a mention in the British Newspaper Archives. Of course, if it's not on the UK then that wouldn't be relevant.

What are you hoping to find from the obituary (just in case we can come up with any other sources of similar info).

Your thread seems to have posted twice - could you possible delete the other one. :-)

jax

jax Report 27 May 2013 13:52

I would imagine it is the Robert Lemmon Death in 1989 from the post below

Jennifer

Jennifer Report 27 May 2013 14:12

The date im looking for is 1989, tried looking online but wanted to ask just incase there was something i was missing

Alemap

Alemap Report 27 May 2013 19:45

Yes, if it is Manchester

Search for Manchester burial records

http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/GenSearch.aspx

Found

25/01/1989 Robert Lemmon Southern Cemetery MConsecrated 3393.

Graham

Graham Report 27 May 2013 20:41

I found an obituary of sorts for one of my relations on the crematoriums website. They have an online book of condolence.

Reggie

Reggie Report 27 May 2013 22:28

What do you hope to learn from an obit that can't be found on a death cert?

Only a tiny percentage of deaths is ever recorded in newspapers

patchem

patchem Report 27 May 2013 22:39

Reggie,
Often the most fascinating section of a newspaper is the obituary part.
It can completely 'flesh out' the bones of the person.
This is in either national or local papers.

Jennifer

Jennifer Report 28 May 2013 07:56

Thank you very much Pam, that'[s the Robert we were looking for.
Reggie, i'm looking for the obit as i know never knew Robert and never even seen a photo so it would just be nice to know what what written and find out a bit more about him.