Genealogy program Saturday on finding and copying Stark County obituaries online

Obituaries are a rich source of genealogy information. Genealogists looking for obituaries of persons who lived in Stark County are fortunate to have online access to the The Stark County News, Wyoming Post-Herald, The Bradford Republican and The Galva News, four local small town weekly newspapers. The daily Kewanee Star Courier is also available up to 1954.

Don Schmidt has collected over 12,000 obituaries of members of Stark County families. He is going to show how to search for them online. Don will also demonstrate how to snip the obituary clippings into document files. If the print quality of the online newspapers is good enough, the text from the clippings can also be copied and pasted into Word files.

The Wyoming Post-Herald has a different search engine than the other newspapers mentioned. Don will show how to navigate searches using both search engines.

The program is going to be held in the Toulon United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

3 thoughts on “Genealogy program Saturday on finding and copying Stark County obituaries online

  • September 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I live in Mo and have Ancestors that lived in Stark County. Is it possible to access the obits that are mentioned in the article? I recently made my first trip to your county and visited Sheets Cemetery and am very interested in further research. Thank you for any information.

  • December 1, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I just stumbled across this note and was wondering if you ever got an answer? I am on the Stark County Genealogical Board but I don’t do research. You may contact our President-Sharon Perkins and she can help you get started. Home number is 309-853-4545 for Sharon.

  • December 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    A bit late on attending the program at the Toulon Methodist Church. How does one find more information on what was disgusted at the program, how to contact Don Schmidt. Thanks for any information.


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