What?! You're looking for your Great-Grandma's obituary?
You're disappointed that you haven't been able to find the actual obituary online?
You've posted to your favorite Facebook group for help, to no avail?
Do you 'give up' now?
In the prehistoric old days, long before early genealogists could even imagine the "internet" there was still a way to locate Great-Grandma's obituary-- or other items found in a newspaper for example!
And these prehistoric research methods still work today!
Yes... I know... it is a slow process. But it can be done
There are countless genealogical & historical societies across the United States, just awaiting your research request. For a nominal fee, these seasoned researchers will happily assist you in finding Great-Grandma's obituary!
And thanks to the 'internet', researchers can now find these societies with ease! [In prehistoric days, we relied on books filled with these addresses!]
In my never ending effort to be helpful, I have included some of the best compilations of Historical/Genealogical Societies right here:
Of course not every society is listed within these links-- if you cannot find one-- Google searching is always encouraged! Especially with smaller, more rural societies that are often operated solely by a volunteer force.
Feel free to list any other "society compilations" in the comments section, to share with others that you might know about & use!
Genealogy has become much easier in the last decade-- and with that, the feelings of "instant gratification" that come from finding records immediately... instead of awaiting the postman to bring the coveted answers 2 months later!
So it is important to remember that there are many resources out there, in fact far more, than on Ancestry or FamilySearch-- and this applies to not only Great-Grandma's obituary-- but also many other records that are found in archive repositories & courthouses!
We all want it "Right Now"... But don't forget your genealogical options outside of your computer!