Obituaries: How to Find Information about Deceased Individuals

Obituaries: How to Find Information about Deceased Individuals

An obituary is a notice of the death of a person, usually published in a newspaper, written or commissioned by the newspaper, and usually includes a short biography. It is similar to a funeral notice, which is also published on the obituary page. Obituaries are sometimes referred to as obits.  A funeral notice is a paid advertisement written by family members, placed in the newspaper by the funeral home.

The following are links to websites with obituary listings, archives and records.

Cemetery Junction – Cemetery Junction is about helping the genealogy community find information about their ancestors. Cemeteries are an excellent genealogy resource.

Funeral Net – Online obituary, funeral, cremation, and cemetery resource.

Interment – Interment.net contains thousands of transcriptions of cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions, from cemeteries in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

Legacy.com – A nationwide resource for obituaries.

Obituary Central – Obituary Central is an obituary database for finding obituaries and performing cemetery searches. Please use the following research tools to help with your obituary search.

Newspaper Obituaries – ObituariesHelp.org – Description: Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.

Obituary Depot – Contains over 503,000 obituary citations from newspapers around the world.

Obituary Daily Times – A free daily index of published obituaries across the world..  The Obituary Daily Times mailing list is intended primarily for Family Historians, researchers and compilers.

National Obituary Archive – The world’s largest repository of obituaries and death records with more than 55 million individual entries on file.  Visitors may search the archive to learn about the deaths of friends or family or to explore relationships when building family trees or doing genealogical research.


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