Look through the
Obituary Project state pages to see if the
state or county in which the Obituary would have been
published has the Obituary listed.
Visit the USGenWeb
Archives State or County page for the
location in which the Obituary would have been
published to see if it is listed.
State or County page for the location in
which the the Obituary would have been published.
From that page, check for the following:
Check to see if there are
any look-up volunteers that can lookup
Join the state or county
mailing list and post a look-up request to
the mailing list (instructions for joining
the mailing list should be on the county or
Look for the contact
information of the following resources which
may be of assistance in locating obituaries:
a Librarian this link is a
gateway link for questions so you can
chat live with a librarian.
or Historical Societies
Local LDS Family
(May involve a fee)
If the newspaper is still
published, contact them directly. They may be
able to provide information on where to locate
If there is a chance that the
deceased had a Social Security Number, look them up
in a Social Security Death Index (SSDI). If you
don't the exact date of death or the approximate
location, this can be very helpful. http://www.ancestry.com
has a good SSDI.
Funeral Homes often assist
families with obituaries. If the Funeral Home
is known, contact them to see if they have records of