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Obituary Index Explanation


THIS INDEX IS ONLY FOR NEWSPAPERS PRINTED WITHIN CAMBRIA COUNTY!!
    If your great Aunt Agatha was born in Cambria County, but died in Florida, with her only obituary printed in a Florida newspaper, we will NOT include her on this index.
    Needless to say, this list is not all-inclusive. We're (slowly) gathering obits from other pages within the Cambria County website and adding them. If you have any obituaries you would like to have added to this listing, please send a typed copy of the obit. Be sure to include the name of the newspaper and the publication date. A scan is not necessary unless the obituary is dated before 1924 and you want it included in the index.
    The original data from this list (1993-2006) came from data that was contributed by Lisa Baker, Martha Humenik, Cathy Makara & Norine Swisher.

Name:
Name as it appears in the obituary. Note that we will include a maiden name for a female if it is included or implied (gives a full name of a brother). If there is a link (the name is underlined), there will be more information on this obituary available on these pages.
Type:
blank An index entry only. Just a pointer to where an obituary is available.
B Both a full transcription and a scan of the obituary. This is only available for obituaries appearing in the newspaper before 1924.
E Extract only. Full obituary is not available here, probably due to copyright restrictions (the obituary appeared in the newspaper after 1923). Names and dates have been extracted from the obituary.
T Full transcription of the obituary. This is only available if the obituary appeared in the newspaper before 1924.
Age:
Age as it appears in the newspaper article.
Death Date:
Death date as it is listed in the newspaper. If a death date can be deduced from the article (newspaper was printed on a Thursday, and said "died Tuesday", we may list the death date).
Obit Date:
Date the obituary appeared in the paper. In some cases, in our original index (1993-2006), the date appearing here may actually be a death date, and, the obituary may appear in the paper that day or up to a few days after this date.
Paper:
A Code for the name of the newspaper where the obituary appeared. For a list of the currently available newspaper names and codes see: List of Newspapers. If we need to add another Cambria County publication, please let us know.
Page:
The page number of the newspaper that the obituary appeared, if known.
Photo:
A "Y" in this column indicates that a photo of the person was printed with the obituary.
Contributor:
The name of the (first) person contributing this information to the web pages.
Collection:
(For future use)

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