Sunday, 24 January 2016

Introduction to The Dead Were Once Someone Too

My name is David J. McRae. I'm a genealogist and have been doing genealogy since 2007. I'm the author of the now-retired genealogy blog McRae/Anderson Genealogy and my current blog Tales of A Mad Genealogist.

The Dead Were Once Someone Too was created as a way to help remember those who are no longer with us. Over the years, I've searched through dozens of newspapers for my articles and obituaries regarding my family. In doing so, I have come across many obituaries as well as other articles regarding people no longer with us. The newspapers I most frequent are The Brockton Times and Brockton Daily Enterprise. Neither paper is searchable online. In order to find the person, someone must know the name and date. In addition, someone must actually be looking for them. If the names and dates are not known and no one is even looking, many people who were once someone on this earth will go on to be forgotten.

The Dead Were Once Someone Too will feature obituaries, wedding announcements, and other articles printed in vintage papers. The articles posted on here will primarily be from The Brockton Times and Brockton Daily Enterprise although articles from other papers will be posted as well from time to time. In addition, photographs of headstones will also be posted. Posts will be made in correlation to the GeneaBloggers' weekly blogger prompts. 

To conclude this post, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this post as well as future posts and also encourage you to check out my genealogy blog, Tales of A Mad Genealogist.


David J. McRae

Copyright © 2016, David J. McRae


  1. My Irish ancestors all came to Canada's East Coast. A large number of the first generation born here, went to the U.S. in the late 1800's.
    Most all went to the New England states and many went to Boston, or counties nearby.
    I will be visiting your blog from time to time. Who knows... we may end up being kin.