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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name. This collection covers the years 1899 to 1909.
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The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name. This collection covers the years 1899 to 1909.  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Virginia Winchester - Evening Star Obituaries (10-0773) DGS 4206360 12.jpg|Obituary Example
 
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.  
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].  
  
 
=== Using the Information  ===
 
=== Using the Information  ===
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
 
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.  
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Virginia, Cemeteries|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Virginia Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [Virginia Genealogy]].}}
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Virginia, Cemeteries|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Virginia Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [Virginia Genealogy]].}}  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1464685/waypointsVirginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909]  
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1464685/waypointsVirginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909]  
  
== Citations for This Collection ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
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Record Description[edit | edit source]

The collection includes obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star and an index. The obituaries are arranged by year, then alphabetically by name. This collection covers the years 1899 to 1909.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

These records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Residence
  • Names of family members
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Undertaker

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate death date
  • The person’s last known residence

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Handley Regional Library

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections[edit | edit source]

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909

Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.



Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909.