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Obituaries Online

Search for obituaries online in these newspaper obituary lists and searchable obituary databases. Obituary search by surname, location, or date in obituaries around the world.

This subscription-based genealogy service provides access to more than 22 million obituaries from 1977.

Obituary Central
Search by city and state to find free obituaries transcribed from newspapers across the United States. Most obituaries are recent, dating from about 1998 on.

Obituary Daily Times
A daily index of published obituaries distributed freely via email list. The entire database is searchable online. The Obituary Daily Times does not have the actual obituaries - this is just an index, useful for determining the date and newspaper of an actual obituary. With this information you can then request a copy of the obituary from the library or directly from the newspaper.

Obit Finder
Find recent obituaries from more than 1,000 newspapers in the United States and Canada with ObitFinder by Legacy.com. Searchable by name, keyword or state/province. Some obituaries are free and other require payment - this charge varies by newspaper. Search is free.

ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Obituaries offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format dating back to 1851. These obituaries come from large newspapers such as The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. This database is only available through subscribing libraries, so check with your local library to see if they offer access.

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