New Digital Archive Explores 133 Years of African American Funeral Programs

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 29, 2020

Funeral programs serve a range of purposes, from offering a written record of a service to celebrating lives and aiding the grieving process.

But for historians and genealogists, these documents also represent a gold mine of archival information: birth and death dates, photos, lists of relatives, nicknames, maiden names, residences, church names, and other clues that can help reveal the stories of the deceased.

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