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Welcome to the California
USGenWeb Obituary Project!

If you don't find your obituary on our pages ~ Please use our Search Engine Database ~ Updated Daily!!

Volunteers Needed

This is a project for California and we hope to make it a success by getting many local newspapers & funeral homes involved! We need people willing to trascribe newspaper obituaries that have agreed to let us print them. Please look at the list below and if you would like to volunteer to transcribe these papers pleas contact Me..

How you can help:
Go through old newspapers (published prior to 1923) and copy the obituaries found. We will also accept single obituaries that you have in your files. You can submit either complete obituaries or abstracts (just the facts) of the obituaries. Check with your local library to see what old newspapers they have on microfilm. The California Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. We will no longer put online obituaries published after December 31, 1923, unless you were the original author of the obituary, or the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or you submit an abstract of your obituaries.  A good abstract should include the paper's name, name of deceased, age, date of death, and date that the obituary appears in the paper (in parenthesis ).

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Tips for Locating an Obituary

If you have an obituary to submit please click here for the

or contact the California State Coordinator for the Obituary Project: .

Participating Newspapers -

Tracy Press - Transcribed by Volunteer Kristy Taylor

Lodi News-Sentinel - Transcribed by Volunteer Vickie Stone

Woodland "Daily Democrat" - Transcribed by Volunteer Kristy Taylor

"Davis Enterprise" - NEED VOLUNTEER

"Winters Express" 312 Railroad Ave, Winters, CA 95694 - Transcribed by Volunteer Peggy B. Perazzo

The Bakersfield Californian - Transcribed by Volunteer Kristy Taylor

Tehachapi News - Transcribed by Volunteer Kristy Taylor



California Counties
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Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento San Benito San Bernardino
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Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba

California USGenWeb Archives

If you don't find your obituary on our pages ~ Please use our Search Engine Database ~ Updated Daily!!

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Obituary Project Coordinator

Special Projects Representative

Rebecca Maloney

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