Funeral cards are an overlooked free genealogical resource. They often contain Birth and Death years and are a substitute for birth and death records (Vital Records). Now they are not a true substitute for vital records but it's a good place to start! To find out what are true Vital Records see Genealogy Without Sources is Mythology
Unfortunately these death records are scattered and there has not been a repository for funeral cards until now. I'm trying to create the best funeral card database on the net. If you have death records such as funeral cards, please give them a home by submitting them to Ancestors At Rest.
Funeral Cards and Memorial Cards
Scroll down the page to see funeral cards for Nathan Glidden, Mamie J. Hostetter, Elizabeth Brunck, Katharine R. Bemis
FUNERAL MEMORIAL CARD DATED AUG. 11 1890 FOR NATHAN C. GLIDDEN
It is a memorial card for Mamie J Hostetter
. A 16-year-old girl who died in 1890, of
causes unknown. The card is gold printed on black cardboard and was
printed by The Memorial Card Co. of Philadelphia, PA.
Memorial card for Mrs. Elizabeth Brunck
TO THE MEMORY OF Mrs. Elizabeth Brunck . DIED May 22, 1901 . AGED 71 Years. The memorial card features a black background and has gold lettering and accents.
Memorial Card for Katharine R. Bemis
This Memorial Card card reads: In Loving Remembrance of Katharine R. Bemis (interesting spelling on the first name, possibly even a mistake ? - we'll never know). DIED March 15, 1890 . A nice remembrance saying is at the bottom portion of the card. On the back side, is marked : G. L. Utter & Co. Memorial Cards , 114 Dearborn St. , Chicago.
Sorry No Photos for the next 4 cards.
Elsie Annie Levina ,daughter of William and Florence Chamberlain, Feb
19th 1920 aged 23 years.Interred Leicester Welford Road cemetery Feb
Doris Ida, daughter of William and Florence Chamberlain, Feb 28th 1921 age 21 years, interrred same as above March 4th 1921
Charles, husband of Agnes White April 18th 1899 aged 39 years,Leicester Cemetery
Frederick Newman Albert Spendlove-Born Sept 20th 1871,died Jan 13th
1904, interred Rothwell Cemetery.
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This Death Records Database is an ongoing project and I have many more funeral cards and Memorial Cards to add so check back often.