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ProQuest Obituaries™ offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers. An obituary is often the only biographical sketch that was ever devoted to an individual and can provide valuable clues that significantly advance genealogical research. Researchers have long known this, but up until now there’s never been a resource exclusively dedicated to providing this treasured, deep historical content online.
In that sense, ProQuest Obituaries represents a first in genealogy research. With content dating as far back as 1851, this wholly unique database provides both novice and expert researchers from all regions of the U.S. valuable clues about their ancestors, including proper full name, maiden name, spousal information, relatives’ names, occupation, religion, cause of death, and more. Its intuitive interface allows users to search by name, date, and keyword with additional wildcard searching for name variations.
Once privacy controls are rolled back, Internet Service Providers will be able sell the information they capture about how you and your patrons use the Internet.
DDA allows users to browse a book before buying it, resolving the challenge of meeting student needs AND honoring the library’s strategic plans.