Farmington Genealogical Indexes Available Online

About These Indexes

These indexes were hand-compiled by Volunteers in the Farmington Community Library Heritage Room and members of the Farmington Genealogical Society. They are made available in an online version hosted by the Farmington Community Library. See also: How to Search these indexes.

The Obituary Index

The Obituary Index contains name, date of death (may be calculated, and/or approximate), source of the obituary, date of the obituary, and page number where the obituary appeared. A separate table lists maiden names and the page number where they appear in the printed version of the index which is available in the Heritage Collection. The obituary index can be searched by last name, first name, soundex code, and date of death.

The Surname Index

The Surname Index contains a compilation of names which appear in church records, newspaper articles, biographies, names of local cities, towns and lakes, family group sheets, land conveyance records, marriage notices (1940–1959), obituaries, photocopied obituaries, Funeral Home Records, and wedding and birthday notices (Cook) held in the Heritage Collection of the Farmington Community Library. The index contains name, source, page, and in some cases a brief note.

Clicking on the Search the Indexes Tab, above, brings you to the Search Tool.

The Search Tool Screen looks like this:

Image of Search Tool screen

The Obituary Index can be searched by last name, first name, soundex code, and date of death.

An Obituary Index Search returns this result:

You can click on the hyperlinked result—and it is important to note the section and page Number—and be taken to the first page of that issue. Use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to the page needed for the obituary, which page can then be downloaded or printed as a .pdf.

Other Indexes will display in their search results references to other tools—primarily print—that are available in the Heritage Room of the Main Library.

  • The Surname and Cemetery indices can only be searched by first or last names, or by soundex code.

  • Date searches work even if only one or two components of day, month or year are known. However, searches for day and year, without month, may be slower.

  • Entering more criteria narrows the search. Entering less widens it.

  • Name entries are treated as partial values; e.g. if "Will" is entered, it would match "Williams" as well.

  • Some data is necessarily missing from the index, due to e.g. newspaper clipping lacking dates, etc. Some few first names (e.g. children who died at birth, who are listed like "SON OF _fathers name_"), as well as some death and obituary dates were not available to the compilers of the index. You may have to allow for this when searching the index.

  • Index Search Results will display no more than 100 matches at one time.