DEATH NOTICES - general information about the deceased with their full name, spouse (if any), decendants such as: children, siblings, grand children (if any) name of funeral home, church services, location of cemetery and time of burial. Placement of death notices in newspapers are done with persmission of surviving family / relatives. Funeral Directors contact the local newspapers for a fee.
OBITUARIES - a researchers dream when available. The information about the deceased is more biographical. In general, full name, date, place of birth, length of residence, spouse name, names of children, siblings. hobbies, associations, military service etc. Obituaries were selected especially if the deceased held a prominent position for example: doctor, lawyer, buisness owner, governmental, teacher and thru there lifetime made a major contributon to the quality of life for all citizens of the County and/or Michigan. This also was for a fee.