When: The 4th Monday of each month at 10 a.m.
Where: Sylvan Way Branch, Kitsap Regional Library
1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, Washington
Chairperson: Jeanne Menchenton
|Jeanne Menchenton and Bev Nelson filing Obits
began meeting in 1999 to record obituaries into a card file system and enter the names into a database. Our obituary
files include information dating back to 1891 and were obtained primarily from local and regional newspapers. We officially
stopped collecting obituaries August 31, 2012, due to space limitations and the availability of recent obituaries
in the online editions of local and regional newspapers. We do, however, have a few obituaries for 2013. If you would like
to request a copy of an obituary, please submit
an Obituary Research Request Form
The following documents will assist the researcher--a key to the abbreviations
used in the obituary database and the index of more than 40,000 obituaries on file in the Genealogy Center at the Kitsap Regional
Library's Sylvan Way branch. Links to both documents follow.
Click Here to Open Obituary File
Obituary Abbreviation Key
We have also created an index of funeral home records from the Lewis and Pendleton-Gilchrist (now Rill Chapel's Life Tribute Center) Funeral Homes in Kitsap
County, Washington. PSGS members copied information from the funeral home ledgers onto index cards. These records date from
1903 to 1939. The funeral home records database is separate from the obituary database. If you would like to request a copy of a funeral home
record, please submit a Funeral Home Record Request Form.
The index of funeral home records on file in the Genealogy Center at
the Kitsap Regional Library's Sylvan Way branch can be found by clicking on the following link.
Click Here to Open Funeral Home File