Barrhead Obituaries Indexes
An alphabetical index of over 2000 obituaries found in the Barrhead Leader between 1928 and 1969. It includes surname, given name, date of death, age, cemetery and date of newspaper the obituary appeared in.
We have these obituaries on index cards. Some obituaries have very detailed information, others are only a Notice to Creditors with name and date of death. In the Index some extra information may have been added from other sources as tombstone inscriptions. On some occasions the year of death in the obituary did not agree with the tombstone information, therefore this Index should only be used as a guide to assist you in finding more information, rather than the absolute truth. Some issues of the newspapers were missing so we do not have the obituaries of those. With that exception all those obituaries that were printed have been included in this Index.
An alphabetical index of over 2300 obituaries found in the Barrhead Leader between 1970 and 1989. It includes surname, given name, date of death, age, funeral location and burial place.
In the 1970's we began clipping and pasting obituaries from the
Barrhead Leader onto index cards. Later we decided that we wanted
to have the complete collection of Barrhead Leader obituaries,
so we began by copying them from original newspapers held by the
Barrhead and District Historical Society. Later we copied them
from microfilmed newspapers held by the Edmonton Legislature Library.
In 1993 we began entering the information into our computer. We
knew it would be easier to find information if it was in index
form, rather than spending hours hunting through old newspapers
Athabasca Death Notices
This book is an alphabetical index of death notices from the Athabasca newspapers for the years 1909-1959. It includes surnames, given names, date of death if given, age, date of newspaper the notice appeared in and the cemetery, place of death of the person or residence, or sometimes the cause of death. There are over 1900 entries included in this Index. We copied the death notices from obituaries, memoriams, notice to creditors, news columns, cards of thanks and sympathy notices. These are on microfilm held at the Legistlature Library in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Athabasca newspapers had the following names: