expanded obituary project of
MennObits. Includes additional information of obituaries
The Mennonite and other newspapers. Source
individual obituaries given with each record. Project managed by
Family, friends, and fellow genealogists. REJOICE! We, who
have mourned the death of the obituaries since 1998 when The Gospel
Herald was discontinued have been heard. The obituary lives again!
This resurrection is being made possible by a joint project between The
Mennonite, official magazine of Mennonite Church USA, and The Mennonite
Historical Committee, Goshen, IN & Newton, KS. And YOU!
The Mennonite on its website http://www.themennonite.org/
has just posted a new form for you to report deaths. This form is
in two sections: Section one is for The Mennonite that will continue to
publish death notices for people from Mennonite Church USA.
Section two allows you to give more information, even a biography for a
person. You are invited to submit obituaries of people from any
The Mennonite Archives at Goshen will edit and post these complete
obituaries on the MennObits website http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/,
the same website where all Herald of Truth and Gospel Herald obituaries
have been available for some time.
And YOU! Fill out the form at http://www.themennonite.org/;
or Email obituaries from your local paper or as read at a funeral to
or Send to MC USA Historical
Committee, 1700 S. Main
Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Don’t forget the obituaries you’ve got stashed away. And what
about the ones you find in your family’s records?
Help keep memories alive! Long live the obituary!
Thelma Hoover Martin
August 30, 2005
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- Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee & Archives
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