Saturday, January 10, 2009

SF: Halsted Mortuary Records Database and Index

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends from SFgenealogy. Please address all inquiries as indicated below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

*Halsted Mortuary Records Database and Index now available for free online.*

San Francisco, CA - January 7, 2009 -

SFgenealogy.com has completed the first phase of indexing the Halsted Mortuary Records database. The indexing was performed by over sixty volunteers during the past year.

The database includes digitized images of over 45,000 mortuary records, along with a searchable index, for the years 1923 to 1960. The index has advanced surname search options such as Soundex and Metaphone, and wildcard searching.

The database may be searched and accessed for free at:

http://www.sfgenealogy.net/php/halstedsearch/halstedindex.php

The Halsted mortuary merged with Halsted N. Gray - Carew & English, Inc. around 1974. It was one of the oldest and largest mortuaries in San Francisco. Some of the records include reinterments and military burials. Years prior to 1923 are being processed by the California Genealogical Society, and the years 1961 to 1974 are still be indexed.

Contact:

Ron Filion or Pamela Storm

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/admin/contact.htm