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Please email the webmaster if you
have obituaries of people who have lived in Hartford Michigan, or was
active in the Hartford community, at some time during their lives. To find a
specific obituary, use the
feature located on the
left menu of every page. This page was started January 30, 2008 and current
obituaries will be posted as they become available. Obituaries are from the
local newspapers, unless otherwise noted. If you have an obituary notice (or
learn of the passing away of someone who lived in Hartford at one time) of a
former Hartford resident from a newspaper outside of the Hartford area, please
send it. Past obituaries will be added as time permits. Death notices are also
posted in the HHS graduate
Note: if you have a good or different photo to insert with
present or past obituaries for the History of Hartford website and email
newsletters, please click
here to email them unedited directly to the webmaster. If you don't
have a scanner, send photo by US Mail to Emma Thornburg Sefcik, 59320 62nd St.,
Hartford MI 49057.
Many requests are made for obituary
notices and this is a good genealogical resource, as well as providing
obits to extended family members who may not have an original. Searching
for obituaries from previous years (mainly prior to 2003) requires a good deal
If you have found this to be a valuable resource and would like to be a
sponsor toward keeping the obituaries page updated, send donations to History of
Hartford Obituaries, Emma Sefcik, 59320 62nd St, Hartford MI
49057. Since the History of Hartford website is a voluntary
effort, your contribution is much appreciated.
Email the webmaster with any correction of obvious errors that may have occurred in
the original newspaper obit.
from local libraries
Stephanie Daniels, Librarian
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI 49057
Click here to send
Stephanie Daniels an email with your request or questions.
The Hartford Public Library has a new microfilm reader-printer and the film
of the Day Spring newspapers is again accessible to the public.
We do process
obit requests for anyone free of charge.
No list is available on-line; call or email the library for your request.
Van Buren District Library
200 N. Phelps St
Decatur MI 49045
Click here to email Pam Pender for more information about submissions
or general questions about the obituary database.
This obituary index is a work in
progress and contains over 80,000 entries dating from Southwest Michigan's
earliest history through the year 2000, including Hartford.
Southwest Michigan Obituary Index
We have been placing the index to
them online at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mivanbur/SWMIObitIndex/SWMIObit.htm, numbering over
80,000 at present and we have a long way to go. Researchers seeking Hartford
obituaries can check this index or if they don't find what they are seeking, we
have the complete collection of the Hartford newspaper on microfilm.
To order a copy
of the obituary from the collection, please send $3.00 for each item by check,
cash or money order and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Box 143, Decatur, MI 49045
Note: This is only
an indexed list of available obituaries and does not have the actual
obituary on-line, but can be ordered as noted above.