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From: "Larry B." <>
Subject: Re: [Phly-Rts] Re need help with where to go to get obits forWilson surnames
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:53:49 -0700
Send a written request with the person's name, exact date of death (month, day, year) or burial date and a stamped self-addressed envelope. They will check two newspapers for each name submitted.
Free Library of Philadelphia
Newspapers & Microfilm Center
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
A $10 fee will be charged for up to three obituary name "lookups" whether or not staff can locate the obituaries. This fee covers three emailed scans. If you prefer a paper copy a $5.00 shipping/handling fee will be added. An invoice and search results will be sent upon completion of the research
Please be advised that staffing limitations prevent them from undertaking ongoing or in-depth research for patrons. Please refrain from sending additional requests until payment is completed for previous requests.
Here are just some of the newspapers that are archived at the Newspaper and Magazine Database Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Bulletin, 4/10/1847-1/29/1982
Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/3/1860-date
Philadelphia Public Ledger, 3/25/1836-3/15/1934
Philadelphia Record, 5/14/1870-2/1/1947
Of course, there are MANY others.
> Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 21:18:01 -0500
> Subject: [Phly-Rts] Re need help with where to go to get obits for Wilson surnames
> New to list Need some advice and help please
> Would like to get obits for the following people but don't know where to
> go to get them What Library there in Philly would I contact to get obits.
> Totally lost in Philly... I come from Western Pennsylvania with my
> Wilson... poor man I am trying to help got mine mixed up with his and
> now his tree is all messed up and I offered to help him get started on
> the right path and mine out of his....
> James WIlson br 9 Sept 1904 died Oct 1975
> Also his possible father James J Wilson br 1874 died ? sometime after
> the 1930 census as he is in that one
> Christine Wilson nee Mason wife of James Wilson  br March 1877
> died ? also after the 1930 census .
> Am sorry about the 2 above re death dates I don't have them at this
> time..... we are trying to find the parents names for James WIlson br 1874
> There are a few too many James Wilson's born in Philly around that time
> and all I have to go on is his childrens names Thomas Charles 1896
> Florence S 1900 James Wilson 1904 1975 Katherine E 1908 and Elwood H
> br 1910... as possible family names ....
> I am trying to help a man in Calif that the above is his family however
> since his parents were separated before his birth he knows very little
> about his father's side of the family
> Everyone lived and died in Philly that I do know.
> Any help or advice is appreciated...
> Thank you
> Sharon swtx
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