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Jackson County Obituaries

Early in 2018, Pam Fugere began discussions between Ella Sharp Museum, the Jackson District Library, and the Jackson County Genealogical Society about the development of an index of death notices, obituaries, funerals, and interments of Michigan residents and their out-of-state relatives as listed in Jackson County newspapers. With the support of the three organizations, a team of volunteers compiled and reformatted existing obituary indexes and uploaded existing card files. In 2019, the team began reviewing Jackson County newspapers from 1847 forward to fill in the gaps.

An alphabetical list of obituaries and an appendix can be found to the right. The appendix includes names of Jackson County newspapers and pertinent notes and information. The team continues to review newspapers periodically and the obituary index is updated every three months with new records. If you have any questions about accessing a particular record, reference librarians are here to answer your questions in person or by phone at 517- 788-4087 ext. 1339 or 1340.

We'd like to thank the following people for their support in this project.

Ella Sharp Museum Representatives

Elizabeth Palmer
Harrison Marcott

Jackson County Genealogical Society Representatives

Pam Fugere
Patty Snoblen

Jackson District Library Representatives

Calvin Battles
Patty Snoblen

Team Leader

Pam Fugere

Project Volunteers

Char Coulston
Evelyn Dielman
Jann Krupa

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