Like many researchers, I have gathered valuable information on my family through newspapers. My experience has inspired me to work on preserving the death notice information available in local papers. To this end, I have started an obituary index consisting of some of the local newspapers for the Connetquot area. The newspapers I am including are mainly the Ronkonkoma Review and the Islip Bulletin. If I am unable to find an edition of the Ronkonkoma Review, I use the Brookhaven Review because it appears that both editions ran the same death notices. Since gathering the information from older editions is done on my own limited time and requires me to visit other libraries, I am reluctant to attempt to estimate when the project will be completed, but you can view the ongoing work-in-process by clicking on the following link: http://www.connetquotlibrary.org/services/local-history/obituaries/index.php
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