Stealing Obituaries to Make Money

A few days ago, one of the Facebook genealogy groups I follow had a notice regarding Afterlife, a site that posts obituaries. The site claims to be “Canada’s largest database of deceased people.” Visitors can light a candle in someone’s memory or purchase flowers. The problem is, they are not a funeral home. They’re just a…

A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine

The following column appeared in print on January 21, 2017. A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine Diane Lynn Tibert When my sister told me a friend of the family had passed away, I searched for her obituary online. The woman had been born in Newfoundland but had lived many years in the…

Column: A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine Snippet: When my sister told me a friend of the family had passed away, I searched…

Column: One Man, Two Obituaries, Three Sides of the Story

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: One Man, Two Obituaries, Three Sides of the Story Snippet: A recent event reminded me of an important fact to keep in mind: everything in…