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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Update to Funeral Programs Database

About a month ago, I made a commitment to updating my (Mostly) African American Funeral Programs database every Friday, however, for the past two weeks, my Friday schedule hasn't allowed for it.  In fact, the weekends have been so busy, I haven't been able to get to the database at all.  I've figured out that I need to just add the information to the database whenever I have the time, and then schedule the updates to come out on Fridays.  Umm... yeah.  So, the brain is working on overload right now.  But, it's still working!

So, even though today is Sunday, I've found some time to add to the database, bringing the total entries to 200!  It may not seem like much, but given the time it takes to input the information, I'm happy with it (for now).  Today's additions include persons from North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and New Jersey.

Here's today's featured program!



Plans are in the works to turn the database into an actual website, and to eventually scan the programs and make them clickable, but for now, if you see a name of interest, simply make a request in the comment section, and I will scan, and send it to you!  (Be sure to include your email address.) Alternatively, you can email me, directly, if you'd like to make your request privately.

The following new surnames were added to the database, today. 
Anderson
Baker
Bell,
Blacknall
Boone
Davidson
Dent
Dungee
Harris
Hayes
Holden
Horton
Hoskins
Johnson
Leonard
Massenburg
Nicholson
Pettiford
Ruffin
Thomas

Until the next Friday update....
Renate

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Funeral Card Friday - New Programs Added to Database!

New programs have been added to my (Mostly) African American Funeral Programs database.  Surnames added today are as follows:
Arrendell
Baker
Blacknall
Blockson
Brown
Casey
Dent
Holden
Leonard
Littlejohn
McDowell
Ridley
Williams
Walker

Today's featured program is that of Mr. King A. Williams.


As always, I am happy to scan and email copies of any of the funeral programs in the database.  All you have to do is email me at yarsan@aol.com with the name of the deceased, or make your request in the comments section, below.  Just be sure to provide me with your email address!  Also, in some cases, I have multiple copies of a program, and will happily mail out an original, if requested. 

Funeral programs are often rich with genealogical data!  Be sure to browse my entire database for surnames of interest.  You might just find an ancestor waiting there!

Happy ancestor hunting!
Renate

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Funeral Card Friday - (One Day Late)

Last week, I called myself making a commitment to updating my database, "(Mostly) African American Funeral Programs", each Friday under the meme, "Funeral Card Friday".  Well, as you can see, I've already failed.  Not only didn't I update the database and write this post yesterday, but the thought of doing so never even crossed my mind!  Apparently, this is yet another indicator that I need to start writing down each and every thing that I say I'm going to do, as this is not the first faux pas I've made, of late.
Anyway, the second I realized it, I got busy.  Another 50 names have been added to the database, representing deceased individuals from the North and South Carolina, New York, Massachutsetts, and New Jersey.  Newly added surnames include the following:
Alston
Barnes
Beauford
Blockson
Boone
Brewer
Clifton
Davis
Edgerton
Geter
Hall
Harris
Henderson
Howze
Johnson
Lightener
Odom
Pearce
Perry
Privette
Purefoy
Reed
Saunders
Thomas
Spivey
Walker
Williamson
Wilson
Please take a look at the database, where maiden names and names of spouses are also given. In addition, you will find birth and death dates and locations for each of the deceased, as well as any nicknames or titles.  Remember, funeral programs are rich with genealogical info, so if you are researching any of the surnames and/or areas noted in the database, and you'd like to know more, or get a copy of the full funeral document, just let me know in the comments and/or email me at yarsan@aol.com with your request.

I hope this will help someone!  Happy genea-hunting!

Renate

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Funeral Program Friday - (Mostly) African American Funeral Programs Updated!

Well, wouldn't you know it.  As soon as I went and changed the name of my database to, "African American Funeral Programs", I found one in the collection for someone who wasn't African American! I had a feeling that might happen, and I was a little concerned about it when I renamed the collection.  Although it's likely that the majority of the programs in the collection will be those of African Americans, I certainly don't want to limit the service that I'm trying to provide by not including someone's funeral program, based on race.  It just "ain't that kinda party" (lol), as they say!
So...... I've decided to alter the name of the database, once again!  Since the programs are not all from NC (as I'd originally thought), and now, at least in one case, they are not all for African Americans, I will now call the database by this name: "(Mostly) African American Funeral Programs".  We'll see how that goes!  :)
I've also made one other decision regarding this database.  I am now going to make a commitment to adding new programs, and announcing them on this blog every Friday, under the meme, "Funeral Card Friday", which is used by other genealogy bloggers to post content on their sites.  So, hold me to it, folks!  Every Friday, (Mostly) African American Funeral Programs will be updated with new names.  Check back, weekly.  You might find that information you've been looking for!

The following surnames were added today:
Arrendell
Batchelor
Bothwell
Clements
Clifton
Freeman
Green
Greene
Hensley*
McKnight
O'Kelly
Poole
Taylor
Thomas
Yarborough
* Not African American
 
Just click on the link to check out the database, and remember, if you desire to have an copy of the full program for any name, just send me an email (yarsan@aol.com), or request it in the comment section, and I will happily scan the program for you.
 
Blessings!
Renate

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

More Funeral Programs in African American Database

More funeral programs have been added to my database of "African American Funeral Programs".  Yes, I've decided to change the name of the database. Since it seems that all of the programs I have at this time are those of African Americans, it seems to be the best name to give it!

I've also decided to start listing the surnames of each additional set of programs I add, when I announce them on the blog.  Here are the surnames that I've added this evening:

Alston
Branch
Burson
Carey
Fain
Green
Harris
Hawkins
Perry
Hayes
Perry
Prescod
Thomas
Williams
Yarborough
 
The entire database can be accessed by clicking on this link: African American Funeral Programs . As a reminder, I will happily provide any information you'd like from any of the programs in the database, or, if you'd like, I will scan any program and send it to you, electronically.  
 
Please spread the word about this database.  My collection continues to grow, and I will continue to add to this database, at least weekly!
 
Thanks!
Renate
 
 
 




Sunday, December 8, 2013

Names added to NC Funeral Programs

Well, it's been a while, but I've finally added about 60 more names to the spreadsheet.  It's pretty time-consuming, and I just haven't had much time! 

The earliest funeral program I've come across is still the one from the 1940s, which I shared in the previous post, however all decades since then are represented in the collection, with persons who were born as early as the 1870's. 

Readers, please share the link to this page via social media, especially if your network includes researchers with roots in North Carolina.  So far, all of the programs are for African-Americans, but you never know who might have an interest in who! :)

Today's featured program is for Beatrice Holcomb, a distant cousin of mine, whom I never had the pleasure of meeting.



As a reminder, I will gladly scan and mail any of the programs out.  Just contact me via the blog for details. :)

I will try to post more names, very soon! Here, again, is the link to the spreadsheet.

Blessings,
Renate

Oh! I forgot to mention that I just added the column for place of birth today, when I was for than halfway finished added the newest ones. I'll have to go back and pull out all the others to add the places of birth. Can't do it tonight, but it will be soon!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

More NC-related funeral programs

I've finally gotten around to adding a few more programs to the database that I started several months ago.  I've figured out that, rather than trying to add large numbers at one time (which I haven't been able to find the time to do), I can certanily meet the more attainable goal of just updating the document with five to ten new names at a time, whenever I have the time!  So, with that said, here are the surnames of the departed whose information has just been added:  POWELL, HAWKINS, LACY, YARBOROUGH, JOHNSON, POTIS
 Please click here to see the entire database.

To read the original post about the huge collection of funeral programs I have in my possession, click here.  My goal is to provide information to the family members of the people in the database, so please pass this link along to as many researchers as possible, especially those with an interest in North Carolina genealogy!

Now that I have a new plan, it won't be long before more names will be posted.  :)

Blessings,
Renate