Monday, February 20, 2006

Mennobits

I don't have any Mennonite ancestors, but I kind of wish I did so I could look them up at Mennobits. Volunteers have transcribed the full text of Amish and "Swiss Mennonite" obituaries published from 1864 to 2005, and are waiting (I would hope not eagerly) for more to be published. The main index now contains 77,180 entries. Death notices are also indexed by maiden name and year of publication, but are not directly searchable.