A research site for those interested in Amish and Mennonite
families. This site contains obituaries from the Herald of Truth
(1864-1908), the Gospel Witness (1905-1908), and the Gospel Herald
(1908-1998), the weekly newspapers of the Mennonite Church (MC) in
North America. In addition, obituaries from The Mennonite (1998- ) have
been added, as well as a few from the Mennonite Weekly Review (MWR). In
the near future, we hope to systematically add MWR obituaries, which
will reflect the current diversity of origins in Mennonite Church USA.
A new partnership has begun with The Mennonite magazine to provide more extensive obituaries than published in the magazine, which we are calling the Lazarus Project. You may also send obituaries published in local newspapers to add to MennObits. Send the obituaries to Archives@MennoniteUSA.org, with "MennObits" in the subject line. For more information, contact project coordinator, Thelma L. Martin. Lazarus Project
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of Truth, 1864 - 1908
Witness, 1905 - 1908
Herald, 1908 - 1998
Mennonite, 1998 - current; ACTIVELY IN PROCESS!
Weekly Review, parts; 1987; 2002/July-December - current; ACTIVELY IN PROCESS!
Project - an expanded obituary project, various years including 1921, 2004, 2005, & 2006
for The Mennonite Church
Sponsored by The Mennonite Church USA
1999 - All rights reserved - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA
Used with permission by the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee,
Permission granted to private family researchers to use selected
portions of these files to
tell their family stories. May not be mass-produced in any form for
questions and comments to
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financial contribution. This site was put together by volunteers, but
is maintained by the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee.
Church USA Archives--Goshen.