Other publications

This guide was last updated in 2009

Your ancestor may have belonged to a club, society, church, synagogue, political party, school, university or other establishment that had its own magazine or newsletter, so search the relevant back issues to see if he or she merited an obituary.

Back issues may be found in libraries or archives attached to the current organisation, or may have been deposited in a local archive. These records may take a bit of tracking down, but it is well worth the effort if you find something relevant.

If you succeed in finding such an article, it is likely to emphasise a certain aspect of your ancestor's life according to the interests and nature of the organisation. But it may give fresh details or a more knowledgeable interpretation of the part your ancestor had to play in that field than you would expect to find in a local newspaper.

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