The other day I was reading one of my favorite blogs, http://herstoryan.blogspot.com/, and a post about finding an exciting obituary, and I immediately thought about my ggg-grandmother Ellen who died in 1899. This is a few years before there are available death records in Utah, so finding an obituary was my only real hope for learning more information. So I thought, "What the heck," and I googled the search term "Utah Newspaper Archives" and found the site http://digitalnewspapers.org/. I then browsed by county, Salt Lake City, and put in the keyword name Ellen Christophersen. The obituary literally took me a minute to find.
Stay tuned for more finds.