Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Friday, January 11, 2019

My Favorite Project - Missouri Death Certificate Transcriptions

My favorite volunteer project - transcription of the Missouri Death Certificates - is ready for transcribing. I've been doing this project ever since they opened it up to people at home. Some years I transcribe a lot, other years maybe only in the low thousands, but I try every year to get at least two thousand done.

If you have an itch to do some genealogical volunteer work, here is the link to the State Archives of Missouri Volunteer opportunities.

Happy transcribing.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

The First Obituary I Found on the Internet

I found this obituary way back in 1997, just a year after the person died.

From the Kansas City (MO) Star:
Mrs Elizabeth Mary Harding, 102   (MO) - Wednesday, January 10, 1996. Elizabeth Mary Harding, 102, Kansas City, MO, passed away January 8, 1996, at Armour Memorial Home, 8100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO, where she had lived for the past 30 years. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Royer Chapel, Oak Grove, MO; burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 12, at Armour Memorial Home. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Thursday, at the Royer Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Methodist Church of Oak Grove, 1501 Harding St., Oak Grove, MO 64075, or to Armour Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Harding was born in Waverly, MO, and moved to Kansas City, MO, at the age of 5. She attended elementary and high school while living in the Kansas City area. She attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, MO. She taught school in Oak Grove, MO, for eight years prior to her marriage. She was a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church for 59 years, and taught the Seekers Sunday School class for over 20 years.
After moving to Armour Memorial Home, she was a member for 28 years at Central United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, in Oak Grove, MO. Her husband, Walter B. Harding, died in 1953.
One son, William B. Harding, preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by a son, Bryson F. Harding, Johnson City, TN; one granddaughter, Marsha Lynn Ratzel, Prairie Village, KS; and three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Allison and Eric.

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