here to obtain obituary
information from local libraries
here for suggestions on
writing a good obituary.
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
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
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 of time.
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.
information 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
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.
Pam Pender, Local History
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,
Southwest Michigan Obituary Index
We have been placing the index to them
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:
VBRGS, P.O. Box 143,
Decatur, MI 49045
Note: This is
only an indexed list of available obituaries and does not
have the actual obituaries on-line, but can be ordered as noted