UnclaimedPersons.com - State of California Unclaimed Persons Database Search, created and maintained by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Division -- the site that partially inspired the formation of this volunteer group.
(click here to learn the difference between UnclaimedPersons.com and UnclaimedPersons.org)
Related or Similar Initiatives
If you're looking for other creative and useful ways to apply your genealogical skills, here are some alternatives:
- The Forgotten Ellis Island: Deaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911 - Cathy Horn, who discovered that one of her own ancestral relatives died as a youngster shortly after arriving at Ellis Island, has created a website dedicated to this little known aspect of our history. She invites others to research those who died in quarantine to 1) locate their passenger arrival records and 2) find out where in the U.S. they were going. Cathy will post any new information found and will gladly give researchers credit by placing their names on the site.
- Garden of Innocence - A non-profit public benefit corporation formed to provide dignified burials for abandoned and unidentified children.
- Articles - featuring cases researched by the Unclaimed Persons team
- Time Magazine - August 07, 2009 - "Death in the Recession: More Bodies Left Unburied" - article by Alison Statement
- National Public Radio - July 28, 2009 - "In L.A. County, A Spike In Unclaimed Bodies" - Madeleine Brand, host
- The Oregonian - June 14, 2009 - "Oregonians act as 'next of kin' for unclaimed dead" - article by Ann Saker
- Honoring Our Ancestors - Grants, resources, and tips on genealogy research by Author Megan Smolenyak