Sunday, March 14, 2004


For US deaths since the 1970s, first get a date of death from the FREE Social Security Death Index: (use Advanced Search to narrow results, if necessary)

America's Obituaries & Death Notices:


FREE - Search The Obituary Daily Times:
   Death Records at Rootsweb:

Chicago Tribune Obituaries & Death Notices (2.5 million, 1860-1984):
Last 30 days: (Many other obits are available through for the previous 30 days)

Obituaries 101 - US States and Canada:

Internet Obituary Network:

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records:

Obituary Links:

World Wide Cemetery:

Obituary Depot:

Obituary Lookup Volunteers:

Ancestors At Rest:
   Coffin Plates, Funeral Cards, Cemetery Records, Cenotaph Records, Death Cards, Wills, Church Records, Family Bibles, etc. Also links to Death Records and information on where to find records that are not on line.

Good Bye! The Journal of Contemporary Obituaries (1996-2002):

Google alt.obits:

Columbus Dispatch (Columbus OH) obituaries 1933-1997:

Life in Legacy:

Find A Grave:

The Political Graveyard:

Submitted Obituaries:
   GREAT links too.

Canadian Obituary Search Englne:

State by State
Arizona Obituary Search:

California Death Records 1940-1997:
Pre-1905 CA Death Index:

Denver Colorado Obituary Indexes at the Denver Public library, 1939-2003 (some years missing): 1939-1940, 1942-1943, 1960-1964, 1965-1969, 1970-1974, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Extracted and compiled as a joint project of the Colorado Genealogical Society and Denver Public Library volunteers.

Delaware Public Archives Probate Records Database:

Georgia Death Records & Indexes:

Idaho Death index 1911-1951:

Kansas - Topeka & Shawnee Co. (1906-1935, 1 January 2004 - the present):

Michigan Deaths 1867-1884 (GENDIS - 170,000 records):

Ohio - 300,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Northwest Ohio from the 1830s to the present day:

Obituaries, deaths, epitaphs, obituary --
Cemetery Records on the Internet ObitFinder.asp
Cemetery Search
Obituary Central
AnyNewspaper, USA
Cemetery Culture: City of the Silent
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid - OCFA - Genealogy
Cleveland Public Library
African American Cemeteries Online
Request a Lookup From Barb
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Obituaries -----> HONORING THE MEMORY
PR Media Directory: Newspapers Radio TV Magazines Press releases, faxes, e-mail, publicity, freelance, journalism, marketing
Death Records: Online Searchable Death Indexes & Databases

some of these links are untested.

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CC said...

Another obituary resource:

Valorie Zimmerman said...

Thanks, Bill. I've added the link.