It was a harried, hurried few days last month trying to finish up the Conneautville-related obituaries from Newspapers.com. As you might recall, I had to add data from 35 obituaries to my database daily to accomplish the task. And then an unforeseen thing happened… my internet went down… for three days!!! So, I moved my “tech-free day” since well, the tech decided to free itself from me for those days. And when the internet did come back, I furiously worked away at the obituaries. And I… completed them with hours to spare!!! What did I learn in 1280 obituaries?
- Lots of people moved in-and-out of Conneautville, but remained in Crawford County.
- If they moved out of state, they were more likely to go to Ohio or Florida.
- Most of the obituaries come from the Conneautville Courier.
- Conneautville Courier had great sources – somehow people who had moved away as children to far reaches of the United States had obituaries in the paper.
- I count 140 other newspapers that ran an obituary for someone that was born in, lived in, worked in, died in, or was buried in Conneautville. That’s a lot of different papers!
Since I finished the obituaries, I’ve worked on some smaller databases. Right now I’m focused on the Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 database on FamilySearch. I’m approximately 41% through this database.
Totals: 17591 people in my Conneautville database, 11113 with Conneautville-related life events.