Maybe I'm just dense but I'm having trouble understanding the purpose of "WEB: Obituary Daily Times Index 1995-2011".
I click on the source on Acom & it brings me to a page that asks me to click on "Go to Website", which brings me to a Rootsweb page called "Interactive Search". There I find a list of people, including multiples of the person I was searching for an obit. It appears to be a list where an obit originally appeared (i.e. smaller local regional newspapers plus the major newspaper [in Pittsburgh - in my particular case].
I don't understand the purpose of this data. It tells me basically nothing except somewhere potentially one of these papers has a copy of the obit, which may or may not be available on-line, or archived, but you'd have to google each individual paper & hunt down their archives. I feel like Acom is dangling a carot in front of me but I can't ever reach the carot....
Am I missing something here? I feel like I'm just going in circles with this so-called "database". Given the time frame (1995-2011) it's reasonably fair to assume most people have an obit somewhere, unlike at the turn of the 20th century, in the teens & twenties when obits weren't necessarily published.
Can someone kindly explain the purpose of this to the braindead (me, lol)?