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|Deaths Reported by the "Long Islander" 1891-1900: Abstracted by David Roberts|
|An Index to the Long Islander 1839-1864: Marriages-Deaths by Marian F. Stevens, Huntington Historical Society, Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, New York State Council on the Arts, 1974, 173 pages|
|An Index to the Long Islander 1865-1881: Marriages-Deaths by Robert L. Simpson, Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, 1976, 91 pages|
|Introduction and Purpose: This
is the second volume of abstracts of deaths reported by the Long
Islander, a newspaper published at Huntington, Suffolk County, L. I.,
New York. Material for the period 1878-1890 can be found in Deaths
Reported by the `Long Islander' 1878-1890 by David Roberts, Heritage
Books . Local newspapers are an
excellent source of genealogical information, but much of this data
is "buried" in the newspaper. It is often difficult for the genealogist
to find the data needed. This list of abstractions should help solve
Abstraction Policies: All deaths listed in the Died column have been included, as have all obituary notices. Many more deaths, however, are to be found in the local news columns from various Long Island communities. These deaths have been included and form a major part of the listings in this work. The newspaper often picked up the deaths of locally important figures from Brooklyn, New York City, or other areas of Long Island. These deaths have been included. Deaths of national or international figures were often reported by the newspaper. They, too, are included in these abstracts.
Accounts of contested wills, fires, railroad and steamboat accident, murder trials, large bequest of community institutions, explosions, drownings, natural disasters, legal notices, and the like all provided names of deceased persons.
Unlike the 1878-1890 volume, this volume does include information on the deaths of persons who could not be identified by name. These deaths were listed at the beginning of the work.
Policy on Names: A reasonable effort was made to identify a person by his full name. This was not always possible. A person might only be listed as a relative of another person; a man just as Mr. or a woman just as Miss or Mrs. Married women were often listed, not by their name, but as Mrs. Husband's Name. Small children and infants were often not listed by name either. They would only be listed as the child of a particular parent.
No effort has been made to standardize surnames. Please check for alternate spellings for non-English surnames.
Policy on Dates: Generally, the date of death could be found in the newspaper. Often, however, the death date was Monday of last week or On Wednesday or Recently or Last Week. Where possible, a date was estimated from the Perpetual Calendar to be found in the World Almanac. Where it was not possible to estimate a date, the date of the newspaper was given.
African Americans and Native Americans:Persons noted in the newspaper as colored or black or mulatto are marked with a * for more easy identification. Sometimes, the paper didn't identify a person as colored, but some internal evidence, such as the funeral at the A. M. E. church, would show the person was probably an African American. These people were marked as *? Native Americans are identified, if the newspaper so identified them. Individuals with mixed Native American ancestry may have been called colored by the paper. Most people without a * or a *? are probably white, but there may be exceptions to this generalization.
Condition of the Microfilm: Generally, the microfilm for the years 1891 to 1900 was good. However, some pages were too dark, or too faded, or too out of focus to be read clearly. A worse problem was the torn condition of the actual newspaper publication being microfilmed. Important information was often lost due to the rips, folds, and tears on the original copies. Loose pages without clear dates are another serious problem. Every effort was made to identify the date of the loose pages, but this was not always possible to do.
Added and Quoted Material: If material was added to the citation by the abstractor, the added material has been enclosed with a [ ]. Often this was necessary when quoting from the local news columns. The term this village needed to be identified as to which local news column was being quoted. If phrases were quoted directly from the newspaper, they are enclosed in quote marks.
Errors: Every effort was made to keep errors to a minimum, but in a work of this size, there are bound to be mistakes. The small type used in the Died column certainly can lead to errors in reading initials and figures. Factual errors made by the newspaper are impossible to correct and are left as stated in the paper.All secondary genealogical resources need to be checked against an original source. This work is no exception.
Marriages Reported by the "Long Islander" 1878-1900
Marriages entered by GROOMS Surname
Marriages cross-indexed by the bride - Bride's name and who she married
You will need to go back to the groom to get the full entry on the marriage