These directories contain the obituaries that are indexed in the search tool on the main page. Donated by researchers, funeral homes, newspaper editors, most of these obituaries are found in no other location. Obituary research is one of the most valuable tools for researching one's family tree. They contain so many clues that may just be the very ones you need. Examine every word of every sentence in the obituary of your interest. Some clues are more subtle than others!