3/6: Our March contest is underway! As you know, we've moved our physical offices to another area. Here's a fun little contest: Guess where we're at now. Hint: We're in the U.S. Your job is to guess the city and state. We'll do this in two phases: state and then city. Phase 1 involves guessing the state. One guess per contestant, per day. When the state has been guessed correctly, we'll post it here, and also on Facebook and Twitter. Then it's on to Phase 2, where you'll guess the city. The first contestant to correctly guess both state and city wins a free souvenir T-shirt from our new town. The first contestant to correctly guess the state wins a free pair of sparkly dangle earrings. Send contest entries, one entry per person, per day, to email@example.com. Put "Obit City Contest" in the subject heading. Contest will remain open until it's won. Employees and volunteers of Obit City are barred from entering, in addition to relatives, close friends and bedmates of the Obit City staff. Everyone else is fair game. Now get busy and win that T-shirt!
2/20: We're finally starting to get set up in our new location. We've got tons of new obits to post, and will be getting some of those online for you today.
1/26: Big news: Obit City is moving! Not the website, but our physical office. During the relocation process, we'll be offline briefly, but we'll be back soon. In the meantime, we've posted some more obits for you.
1/11: Many new obits have been added to the site over the past 24 hours.
1/1/2014: Happy New Year! And yes, we added more obits to the site today.
12/25: Happy holidays! Merry Christmas from everybody here at Obit City.
12/16: We added some new obits today, and will continue adding a lot more throughout the week.
11/28: Happy Thanksgiving! What are we thankful for here at Obit City? You, of course. Thanks to our visitors, sponsors, volunteers and everyone else who helps keep this site going.
11/12: We were given a very large stack of older obits over the weekend, and are working to get those ready for you. New obits have been posted for nearly every state, and a lot more are coming.
10/31: Happy Halloween, everyone! Naturally, we're working on the site on Halloween. What better way to observe the season than remembering the dearly departed?
10/28: We added a lot of new obits today. We're staying busy with updates and improvements to the site.
10/11: The Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Carolina and Michigan databases have now been expanded with extra pages. Also, more obits were posted for several different states.
10/8: Added more obits and deleted a lot of old pages. Sometimes, when expanding the database, we add new pages and/or destroy old ones. This means that old bookmarks might not work. That's why we ask you to bookmark the "Obituary Database" page (see the tab, above). Links to the most current pages will be posted there. Speaking of expansion, there's now a new page of Wisconsin obits.
9/25: We've got a major backlog of obits now, but posted some to the site today. We'll be posting a lot more within the coming week. We post obits frequently, and add new content on a regular basis.
9/13: We've added a lot of new obituaries to the site, and many more are on the way.
8/27: New pages were added to the Alabama and Georgia databases today. Both states have now been divided alphabetically into A-L and M-Z. We'll leave the former pages up for a few weeks before deleting them. Also, we're about to delete many of the former pages that resulted from similar page changes and additions. The "Obituary Database" tab, above, is the page to bookmark. All changes will be reflected there. Your bookmarks to older pages may no longer work.
8/23: Added new obits today. Also, several states will be getting new obit pages soon. The databases are getting larger, so additional pages will be added to handle the increased volume of obits.
8/13: Over 100 new obits were added today.
8/7: Many new obituaries were posted on the site today.
8/1: We've received a rather large donation of older obits. It will take some time to process all of these, but we've already starting putting some of them on the site today.
7/25: We're in the process of adding a lot of new obituaries to the site.
7/16: A lot of new obits were added today, and many more will be coming over the next few days.
7/5: Thanks to the Obit City sponsors! Without them, and without your support, we couldn't keep this site going. We added a bunch of new obits today. There are several states we're probably going to divide again alphabetically because the databases are getting so large. Thanks to the newspapers and other groups and individuals who have generously shared their files with us.
6/17: We're adding a lot obituaries to the site right now. There are so many obits in this batch that it's going to take the better part of a week to post them all. Meanwhile, new obits are still coming in. So we're keeping busy.
6/4: A lot of obits have been added today, and more are coming.
5/24: There have been a lot of updates to the site. Many, many new obits have been posted. We've had a few technical difficulties and computer problems recently, but obits are still being posted pretty much every day. We've got a really large batch of new obits that we're in the process of posting right now.
4/27: A huge group of obits has been posted in the past 24 hours, and more are being posted right now. Most states have gotten new obits.
4/23: We're in the process of adding a lot of new obits to the site. Also, we're excited about a donation of older obituaries that we received last weekend. Do you have old obits or funeral records to donate? We'll get them online for you. Donating records really helps people who are searching for family members.
4/15: We posted many new obituaries today in several different states. Check and see if we've added someone from your family.
4/3: Worked overtime and added a ton of new obits to the site.
3/29: More obits were added today.
3/23: A really large group of obits was posted to the site today.
3/10: Many new obituaries have been added over the past couple of weeks, and we're busy adding even more right now. Most states have gotten new obits.
2/27: A lot of new obits were posted to the site today.
2/8: We've added a lot of new obituaries to the site. Also, we're in the process of welcoming some new advertisers. Remember, your support of our sponsors helps keep the obits free for everyone.
1/25: Lots of new obits were added today.
1/17: Today is our anniversary! Thanks to everyone--viewers, advertisers, staff and everyone else for making Obit City such a success. We didn't celebrate by taking the day off. We posted a ton of new obits, instead.
1/5: A really large batch of obituaries was added to the site over the past few days. A lot more are on the way.
1/1/13: Happy New Year from Obit City! Yes, we added obits today. Many new entries were posted around Christmas, too. We've got a lot of new obits on the site, with many more coming.
12/18: Many new obits have been added in the past 48 hours. We're in the process of posting a massive batch of obituaries.
12/12: We've added many new obits to the site, and a lot more are on the way.
11/30: A lot of new obits have been added. Also, the New Jersey database has been subdivided alphabetically into two pages, A-L and M-Z to make the file a bit more manageable.
11/23: We've put a lot of new posts on the site, and have many more coming. This weekend, we'll be picking up some more old obits. Did you know that you can donate old obituary clippings to us? You can. Contact us to find out how.
11/9: A lot of new obits have been posted, and another large group of obituaries is on the way.
10/31: Happy Halloween from Obit City! We've added a lot of new obits this week.
10/26: A lot of new obits have been added over the past few days, with a large batch having been posted today.
10/15: Many new obits have been posted over the past 24 hours, and more are coming. We acquired a lot of obits in the past week, and still have a major editing backlog, but are posting new obits daily.
9/29: A lot of new obits were posted today, and we're about to receive another huge group of donated obituaries. We have a major backlog of obits now, but we're still getting a lot of new ones posted for you.
9/17: We've added many new obituaries to the site. A very large batch of older obits was donated to us recently with more coming in every day, so we're staying busy posting new material.
9/8: A lot of new obits were posted on the site today.
9/5: We're still switching to our new advertisers. We'll also soon be rolling out ways that you, our readers, can promote your own products/events with us. We've got a spooky new Obit City t-shirt coming for Halloween. And yes, we put more obits on the site.
8/30: We are in the process of switching to new sponsors. All of our old ads are gone, but new ones are coming. Ad revenue and your donations keep this site online. Also, we posted new obits today. Remember that we accept advertising from paid genealogical websites; if you are being asked for money to view obituaries, you are NOT on the Obit City website.
8/28: A lot of new obits have been posted on the site.
8/16: Quite a few new obituaries have been added. Also, there are now two pages of Kansas obits: Kansas A-L and Kansas M-Z.
8/9: Many new obits have been added to the site over the past week. Also, the Connecticut database has been divided alphabetically into Connecticut A-L and Connecticut T-Z.
7/28: A lot of new obits were posted to the site today.
7/21: Many new obits have been added. Also, there are now five pages of New York obituaries: New York A-F, G-L, M-O, P-S, and T-Z. There are also two new Florida pages, Florida M-O and P-S.
7/17: Added a lot of new obits. We also broke up the Illinois obits into Illinois A-F, G-L, M-O, P-S, and T-Z.
7/13: A lot of new obituaries were added in the past 24 hours. Also, the Indiana obituaries have been divided into Indiana A-F, G-L, M-S, and T-Z.
7/7: Many new obits have been put on the site. Thanks for supporting our advertisers. That, in addition to your donations, is what keeps this site online and these obits free to the public.
7/1: We added a lot of new obituaries today.
6/26: A huge group of new obits was added to the site. Also, the Ohio obituaries have been divided into A-F, G-L, M-S and T-Z.
6/22: A lot of new obits have been added to the site. We've divided the Missouri obits into A-F, G-L, M-S, and T-Z. Several other states with large databases will soon be subdivided in the same way.
6/16: We've broken up the Texas obits into Texas A-F, G-L, M-S, and T-Z. We have also added many, many new obits to the site.
6/16: We've received some e-mails about a few of our pages spontaneously redirecting to Walmart.com. This is nothing that we're intentionally doing. We have no idea what's causing it (believe me, we want you to stay on our site), but thankfully, the problem seems to be on the decrease. If you find a page that does this, please let us know. See the "Contact" bar above for our e-mail address.
6/5: We're still breaking up some of the larger databases. Working on Florida now. I know we just recently split it, but with the huge influx of new FL obits, we're having to divide it again. While we work on this, there may be momentary glitches. If you encounter anything wrong, send an e-mail. Hopefully, there won't be any problems.
6/4: A bunch of new obits have been added over the past week, and more are coming. A big group of obits is scheduled to be added tonight.
5/27: The California obituaries have now been divided alphabetically into A-F, G-L, M-S and T-Z. Many new obits were added, and another large batch is on its way.
5/19: We've added a ton of new obits to the site. Also, we've split up the Oklahoma obits alphabetically into A-F, G-L, M-S, and T-Z. The Oklahoma file had gotten huge, and we needed to divide it up.
5/11: We're in the process of adding a huge group of obituaries to the site. A lot of obits were added over the past 24 hours, and many more are coming.
5/4: A large batch of obits was added today. We've been busy. Lots of new obits coming in.
4/26: We've added lots of new obits to the site.
4/10: We've divided the Pennsylvania obits once again. The files were getting too big to be easily manageable. We've now subdivided them alphabetically into four separate pages: A-F, G-L, M-S, and T-Z. There are several other states that are about to be similarly divided. The old Pennsylvania pages have links to the new ones.
4/7: Our online obits are provided free of charge. If you are presented with a pay wall or other demands for money, you are NOT on the Obit City website. You probably clicked on an ad. Thank you very, very much for supporting our sponsors, because that's how we stay online. But please don't mistake them for us. :) Also, the Iowa obituary file was getting too large, so we divided it alphabetically into Iowa A-L and Iowa M-Z. We'll probably be dividing some other files soon.
3/30: We've put a lot of new obits on the site over the past week.
3/1: Thanks for your generous patronage of our sponsors. It's how we stay online, and how we can keep bringing you free obits. A lot of obituaries have been added to the site. More are being added right now.
2/15: We're up and running in the new location. We put a lot of obits on the site over the past few days, with more scheduled to be added. We have a backlog of obits, and are working to get them all on the site for you.
2/3: Settling in at the new Florida HQ, but have been informed that it might be another week or more before we have full internet access. However, some obits have been posted with a laptop over the past 24 hours. We've acquired a rather large cache of old obits. Things are a bit hectic at the moment, but we're getting obits posted when we can. We've got a lot of older obits to share with you.
1/17: Exciting news: ObitCity is moving! We're relocating our offices to Florida. We'll be gone before the end of the month. When we do go, there will be a delay in posting while we get everything set up in the new location. But we've added a lot of new obits, and will post plenty more before we take off.
1/5: A ton of new obits have been posted over the past few days, and we've got more coming.
12/30: A huge group of obits was added today, and we're not finished yet. A lot of these were older obits.
12/18: Many new obits have been added since the last update. We're presently working on editing another large group of obituaries, and hope to have them online soon.
12/1: A very large batch of new obituaries has been added, and we've got more on the way.
11/24: Happy Thanksgiving from ObitCity! And yes, we added obituaries today.
11/14: A big batch of new obits was added today. A lot of these are older obituaries.
11/9: We've added a rather large group of new obits over the past 48 hours, and more are coming today. Remember that new obits aren't immediately picked up by the search engine.
11/3: We just got a new batch of older obits, and are getting them on the site. A lot of new obits were added over the past 24 hours.
10/25: A lot of new obits have been posted on the site.
10/14: The New York obits have been divided into two parts: New York A-L, and New York M-Z. The file was getting really large, so we broke it up into separate pages. Also, a lot of new obits were added today.
10/5: Three large batches of obits were added to the site over the past week, with many of them having been posted today. Also, we got hold of some older obits last night; some of them are already on the site, and others are being processed.
9/24: We've been very busy. We acquired two new websites yesterday. Also, we finally recovered access to our Twitter and Facebook accounts (we had been locked out for a long time due to a technical glitch). Additionally, we added a page about our commercial services (click "Professional Services" tab, above). And of course, we added more obits.
9/20: A really large group of obits was added over the course of the past 48 hours, and more are on the way.
9/14: The California obituary database has now been divided into California A-L and California M-Z. Also, a lot of new obits were added over the past week.
9/01: Over the past few days, four large batches of obits were added to the site.
8:17: We were knocked offline for a few days, but we're back. We had managed to enter two large batches of obits just before the downtime, and added another batch today. We've got a lot more obits to put on the site.
8/3: A lot of new obits were added over the past couple of weeks, with many having been added today.
7/11: The Florida and Ohio pages have been divided alphabetically. We now have Florida A-L and Florida M-Z, as well as Ohio A-L and Ohio M-Z. Also, quite a few obits were added over the past few days, with more scheduled to be added today.
7/01: A lot of new obits have been put on the site. Also, both the Indiana and Illinois databases have been subdivided. There are now pages for Indiana A-L and Indiana M-Z, as well as Illinois A-L and Illinois M-Z.
6/22: A large group of obituaries was added over the past few days.
6/13: The Pennsylvania obit database was split into Pennsylvania A-L and Pennsylvania M-Z. A lot of obits were added to the website over the past 24 hours.
6/7: The Texas obit file was so large that it was loading slowly. It is now divided between Texas A-L and Texas M-Z. Also, we added a massive group of obits over the course of the past few days, with more coming today.
5/27: The Arkansas A-F file was too large. It has now been broken into Arkansas A-C and Arkansas D-F. A huge group of obits from many different states was added last night, and more are coming today.
5/24: Many new obits were added in the past week. As you know, obits are added nearly every day, but we've had a really large batch this time. Thank you for your support of our advertisers, as they help keep this site online.
5/11: Quite a few obituaries were placed on the site over the past few days, with more being added today.
4/29: A huge batch of new obits has been added. Also, a broken link was fixed.
4/18: The Arkansas M-S file had become too large, and so had the Missouri obit page. We split both of them. Now there is an Arkansas M-O file, and another one for Arkansas P-S. Missouri was split from A-L to M-Z. Other pages may be split soon. Also, many new obits were added over the past 24 hours.
4/13: A lot of new obits were added today. A quick note about obit submissions: We CANNOT process obits submitted without a location. We MUST have a city and state. Obit submissions arriving without this information will not be processed.
4/2: A large batch of obituaries was added over the past few days, with many more being added today.
3/24: A lot of new obits were added over the past 24 hours. New obits are being added all the time, which has been the case since this site started. Don't forget that it takes a good while for recently added obituaries to be picked up by the search engine. They don't show up right away.
3/16: Thanks for supporting our advertisers. It helps keep this site online. Many new obits were added over the past 4 days, and another large batch is still in the process of being added.
2/28: The Oklahoma obits are now divided alphabetically between last names ranging from A to L, and from M to Z. The original file was getting too large, and we needed to break it up. All of the obits are still there, and in fact, some new ones have been added. Obits for other states were added today, as well.
2/21: A large batch of obits was added to the site today.
2/18: A lot of obituaries were added over the past week; many of them were added in the past 24 hours.
2/01: Many new obits were added since the last update. Please remember that recently added obits do not show up in the search engine.
1/20: We've added many new obituaries, including a large batch of smaller pre-1970 obits . Some of these obits were rather brief, but as we always say, some information is better than none. If you know more about any of these people, please get in touch.
1/14: A lot of new obits have been added over the past week.
01/01/11: Happy New Year from Obit City! Many obits were added in the past week, including some that were added today. New changes will be coming to the site as it continues to expand. Thanks to everyone who has helped make this site grow and prosper. Here's hoping that you have a fantastic new year!
12/21: More obits have been added, with more to come. Please note that newly added obits might not appear in the search engine results right away. Obit City t-shirts are coming. Thanks for making the site so successful. Be sure to tell a friend about us! And be nice to our advertisers.
12/17: Our physical address has changed. See the new address under the contact tab, above. A lot of new obits have been added in the past 48 hours.
12/12: We finally have a search engine! Click the "Obituary Database" tab, above, and look near the bottom of the page. It's a small search engine box. You can now search the site.
12/12: More ads will soon be coming to the site. To keep the obits free, we need ad revenue. We also need more donations. To those who have donated, thanks so much! As for the ads, you may be seeing ads for anything from psychics to farm equipment. Please don't blame us for the content; we're just trying to keep the site online. Many new obits have been added in the past few days.
12/04: Quite a few new obits have been added since the last update.
11/04: We've been getting complaints of a green graphic box blocking the view of the site. We're happy to report that it seems to be gone. Thank you, tech support. We've been adding obits to the site despite the problem, and plan to add some more today.
10/31: A contributor to the site has brought it to our attention that there is a big green box obstructing the view of the site. We have reported it to admin, and are hoping to have the issue fixed soon. Meanwhile, we're still adding obits.
10/5: We added some Washington, DC obits, and have added many obituaries for other states. All 50 states are now represented on the site!
9/27: Hawaii was added, plus many obits for other states.
9/15: Alaska was added. A good number of obits were added for other states, and a large new batch of obits has arrived and is waiting to be typed up.
8/31: The North Carolina and South Carolina databases are now online. Obits were added for other states.
8/12: Nebraska and New Hampshire have been added, plus, as ever, obits for other states.
7/29: Utah was added, plus obituaries for several other states.
7/23: Kentucky has been added, in addition to obituaries for many other states.
7/9: Vermont was added, as were obits for other states.
6/29: Minnesota and Washington were added, plus obits for several other states.
6/15 Texas and Arizona have been added.
5/29: Wisconsin was added, in addition to obits for other states.
5/25: West Virginia and Idaho have been added, plus obits for other states.
5/10: Iowa was added, and so were some obits from other states. Also, the "Submit An Obit" page has (hopefully) been fixed.
5/5: Colorado was added, as well as obits for various states.
4/19: Virginia was added, plus obits for other states.
4/5: New York was added today, as well as a number of other obits.
3/27: Tennessee was added, plus obits for other states.
3/24: Michigan, Oregon, California, and Pennsylvania were recently added, plus other obits.
3/5: Ohio has been added. Georgia, Oklahoma, and Florida are open, and obits for other states were added.
2/21: The webmaster is back after an out-of-state trip. Wyoming and Connecticut were added. Other obits, too.
2/8: Delaware is online.
2/7: South Dakota was added, plus obits for other states.
2/6: Massachusetts is now online; obits for several other states were added.
2/4: Maine was added, along with more obits for other states.
2/2: The North Dakota obits are now online. Obits for several other states were also added.
1/31: Missouri was added, along with some obits for other states.
1/30: New Jersey was added. So were some Illinois obits.
1/28: Kansas was added, along with some more Illinois and Louisiana obits.
1/27: Nevada has been added.
1/26: Illinois was added.
1/24: New Mexico was added.
1/23: Rhode Island has been added, as well as more obits for several other states.
1/21: Indiana and Montana have been added, as well as some new Mississippi and Alabama obits.
1/20: Following the recent switch to the new ObitCity.com domain, we have been adding new databases. Alabama and Maryland were added.