Graphic Credit: Dr. Edna Briggs
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This project represents the California African American Genealogical Society’s (CAAGS) collection of funeral programs from its members and the public. The purpose is to provide information that can be used in researching one’s genealogy/family history.
CAAGS’ project consists of digitized online posting of extracted portions of the program that contain a photograph (if available), the obituary or biography, and the burial location. The project is ongoing. The funeral programs are those distributed, generally by the family, to the general public at services offered in remembrance of the deceased. These programs are generally arranged alphabetically by the names of the deceased persons.
We will continue adding obituaries to our collection to help aid your research efforts, so please
visit the site often. Initially, we have close to 1500 obituaries currently available for viewing, and more updates are on the way.
Funeral program donors specified whether their donations are permanent or must be copied and returned. Permanently donated program hard copies that are retained will be physically stored in CAAGS’ Collection and can be accessed at:
Los Angeles Family Search Center | 1591 East Temple Way
(Located near 10741 Santa Monica Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90025
For information about ordering a copy of an entire original funeral program, contact us at (323) 806-5634.
The California African American Genealogical Society (CAAGS) assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of the funeral programs. The information contained in the programs is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness, or timeliness.