Sunday, October 4, 2009

TRAILS - Tampa History & Obituary Index

TRAILS is a database offered by the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative and is accessible online. To get there first go to then click on the following screen choices: . That will bring you to the search form.

TRAILS contains citations to Tampa Tribune obituaries as well as articles relating to the history of Florida and the Tampa Bay area from several other newspaper and magazine sources.

You can do a quick search, or search on author, title, or subject. To look for obituaries, simply enter a name and/or year of death.

Your search will be rewarded with a list of brief citations. If you click on one, you will get a more detailed citation including the author, article title, page number, date and name of the publication. In the case of an obituary you will be given the name, date of death, and age at death in addition to the location information.

You can obtain copies of the articles by taking the index citation to our library and requesting photocopies through inter-library loan. Check with the librarian, there may be a charge for this service.

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