Free Obituaries On-Line


All the links below lead to obituaries, death or funeral notices, mostly from newspapers, but all are free, although some sites may require you to register or allow cookies to be set. Some are for the current day only, some are archived for a week, a month, or more. Also included are death registers.

Please report any broken links, or a change in status, should a site start requesting payment for the full text of an obituary. Also, please send me the URLs for any other sources of obituaries available on-line at no charge.

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Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions and Death Registers

How to Find an Obituary A comprehensive method for locating an obit, especially one predating websites and digitization of newspaper files.


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Afghanistan Coalition War Dead

a comprehensive website mapping the home towns and site of deaths of military personnel serving with the Coalition forces from US, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, etc. Also linked to war in Iraq.

Family Name Obituary Databases

Canada


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Nova Scotia | Northwest Territories & Nunavut | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec
Saskatchewan | Yukon

United States


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South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia
Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia | Wyoming

International

Australia | Bermuda | England | Ireland | Jamaica | Scotland | New Zealand

General Obituary Search Engines & Links

Abbreviations in Obituaries
particularly applicable to old obits

Eulogies, Memorial Speeches & Tributes -- how to prepare

Funeral Customs
a brief description of what comprises a funeral

Funeral Etiquette - what to do, to say, to wear, etc. in all stages of death, burial or cremation and funeral services and obligations of the mourners.
Obit : Life Death Transition Death is only half the story. Obit is about life...
news obits about famous people, mostly Americans
Personalizing a Funeral or Memorial "Celebration of Life"

Cyndi's List of Obituaries
some links are already listed in the page you are reading now, but many specialized sites are not. No indication if obits are free.

Legacy.com Obits
Search hundreds of newspapers carrying obits online, only U.S. The entire text of the obits is searchable by keyword, surname, first or middle name or any combination of these, so names of clergy, pallbearers and survivors may turn up.
Mennonite Brethren Herald [obits for Mennonites worldwide]
  • Current issue obits Scroll down the People & Events column on the right to the bottom & click Finish Lines (Obituaries).
  • Archive to last month Archives links list on the left. Scroll down the People & Events column on the right to the bottom & click Deaths or Finish Lines (Obituaries).
  • April 30, 2004
  • older archives - note that very earliest do not contain more than a table of contents listing for that paper

Obituaries Today
Search or add an obit. Linked to funeral homes and/or newspapers

Obituary Daily Times
Search this index of published obituaries, subscribe, or better yet, become a contributor for your local paper's obits.
Obituary Daily Times Indexed Publications List A-L
Obituary Daily Times Indexed Publications List M-Z

Obituary Lookup List
Similar to Obituary Daily Times in that volunteers provide the obits. You can request an obit lookup without being a contributor. Participants will check libraries and archives for you, but you must have the death date. There is a forum to which you can post requests for papers not yet covered by the list. Papers included are from across the U.S., British Columbia and Ontario in Canada, & Australia.

News Library
Archives of many newspapers all over the United States. Searching is free, but you must pay to get full text obits.

Seventh Day Adventist Periodical Obituary Search
Search by name, death date, keyword, or publication.
Recent Obituaries of famous people (Find-a-Grave)
Musicians and Other Members of the Music World - Music Library Association
international list of obits for a wide range of musicians, searchable by name or nationality, from the quarterly journal Notes

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Canada

Acadian Roots - Aline Cormier's site
Avis de dècès en ligne / Online obituaries by Jacques Trempe
CANADA-OBITS RootsWeb Obituaries Maillist
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CanadaObits.ca
recent obituaries submitted by funeral homes -- currently covering only Ontario. Simple interface, easy search options, beautifully designed website. Urge your local funeral homes to participate.
Canadian Headstone Photo Project
At first glance, you'd think this is just a repetition of other tombstone photo projects, but this one purports to be able to outlive the projects of individuals by becoming a non-profit corporation. Search or submit photos.
The Canadian Mennonite (Altona MB) & Mennonite Reporter (Waterloo ON) Obituaries & Death Notices
Index of obituaries & death notices 1953-1971, death notices only for 1997-2002. Full text costs $.
Canadian Newspapers on Microfilm at the National Library of Canada
the same en français
Current Year Necrology (by Find-a-Grave)
obits of the rich and famous
Finnish-Canadian Obituaries
Generations - Canadian obituaries
Mennonite Brethren Herald Obituaries 1961-2004 Index - Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
While this is a project of the Historical Society of Alberta, the obits come from across Canada. Obits from 1966 are missing.
ObituariesOnTheNet.com Huh? Site has not been updated since 2003
Obituaries submitted by families for a fee for one year with option to renew. All text is fully searchable and full retrieval is free. Notices may include photos, and / or links to other pages.
Veritas : Newsletter of the RMC (Royal Military College of Canada) Club -- Obituaries
RMC is located in Kingston, Ontario, but graduates of this military school may be anywhere in the world

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Canada - Alberta

CAN-ALB-OBITS Alberta RootsWeb Obituaries Maillist
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The Recents - Obituary List - Alberta and British Columbia
extracts only of obituaries (and other information) printed in various newspapers, some dating back over 100 years. A work in progress. Links in some years' extracts are not yet identified by more than "page 123". These will take a hit-and-miss guess to find the names you seek. Minimal information in some, requiring further lookup, payment, or search elsewhere, but a good starting point.
Western Producer
based in Saskatoon but covers both Saskatchewan and Alberta
Airdrie AB - Airdrie Echo
obits archived since 2005.
Bonnyville AB - Northernlights Funeral Chapel
includes notices from St. Paul & Cold Lake AB
Calgary AB - Calgary obits for 1997 & 1998 assembled by Sonia Putney
the most recent links at the top of the list may not be working, but all the rest are fine
Calgary Daily, Calgary Weekly & Calgary Tribune Newspapers - Obits for 1883-1899
Alberta Family Histories Society - Births, Deaths and Marriages Reported in these papers.
Calgary AB - Calgary Herald
Calgary Sun - Calgary AB
30 day archive
Camrose AB - Camrose Canadian AB
Camrose AB - Camrose Morning News
  • Current notices
    Scroll down to nearly the end of the paper or search the page
  • 1 week archive
    Follow the link and either search the page for funeral or scroll down to the last few pages
Cold Lake AB - Cold Lake Sun
Drayton Valley - Drayton Valley Western Review
Drumheller AB - Drumheller Mail
NOTE: Obituary notices from 1911 to 1971 are being archived and will soon be available for free online search via this website!
Edmonton AB - Edmonton Journal
Edmonton AB - Edmonton Sun
Fort McMurray AB - Fort McMurray Today
Last 30 days' and archived obits since 2001 Mar 22
Grande Prairie AB - Grand Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
High River AB - Snodgrass Funeral Homes
NOTE: includes notices from their Okotoks location, with all obits listed alphabetically by surname.
Lethbridge AB - Lethbridge Herald
Current obits & links to archived notices since Oct 2008.
Lloydminster AB - Lloydminster Meridian Booster
Medicine Hat AB - Medicine Hat News
Current obits & links to notices archived back to May 2008
Peace River AB - Peace River Gazette
Putney Past & Present
A family page with a full-text listing of obituaries in Calgary, Alberta since September 1997 & an index from May through August of 1997
Red Deer AB - Red Deer Advocate
Spruce Grove AB - The Grove Examiner & Stony Plain Reporter
archived since 2000
Stettler AB - Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Vermilion, Vermilion River Dist. AB - Vermilion Standard
Click Obituary on the right side under Categories
Wetaskawin AB
Whitecourt AB - Whitecourt Star
notices archived since 2005.

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Canada - British Columbia

BC Classifieds Search
    Obit notices from 50 BC community newspapers covering most of BC, including:
  • Abbotsford News
  • Aldergrove Star
  • Burnaby - New Westminster Newsleader
  • Burnaby News
  • Burns Lake
  • Caledonia Courier
  • Campbell River Mirror
  • Chilliwack Progress
  • Comox Valley Record
  • Langley Times
  • Maple Ridge News
  • Mission Record
  • Merritt Herald
  • North Island Weekender
  • North Shore Outlook
  • Parksville BC - Qualicum News
  • Peace Arch News
  • Richmond Review
  • Salmon Arm Market
  • South Delta Leader
  • Surrey Leader
  • TriCity News(Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Meadow Ridge)
  • Vernon Morning Star
  • Williams Lake Tribune
  • Westender

British Columbia Archives Deaths Registration Index 1872 to 1986 (records over 20 years old)
CAN-BC-OBITS British Columbia RootsWeb Obituaries Maillist
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Abbotsford BC
Agassiz BC - Agassiz Observer
Aldergrove BC - Aldergrove Star
Barriere BC - North Thompson Star/Journal
Burnaby BC - Burnaby News Leader
Burns Lake & northern BC - Lakes District News
Caledonia BC - Caledonia Courier
Campbell River BC - Campbell River Mirror
Chilliwack Progress
Clearwater BC - Clearwater Times
Comox Valley BC - Comox Valley Record
Duncan BC - Cowichan News Leader
Cranbrook BC - Kootenay Advertiser
Delta BC - South Delta Leader
Fort St. John BC - Alaska Highway News
Current notices & search utility
Hope BC - Hope Standard
Langley BC - Langley Times
Kamloops BC
Kelowna BC - Springfield Funeral Home
Kitimat BC - Northern Sentinel
Merritt BC - Merritt Herald
Mission City BC - Mission City Record
Nakusp BC & Kootenay area - Arrow Lakes News
Nanaimo BC - Nanaimo Daily News
Browse or search from the same page. Obits archived since 2002 Dec 14.
North Vancouver & North Shore BC - North Shore Outlook
100 Mile House BC - Free Press
Port Coquitlam BC - Tri-City News
Prince George BC - Prince George Citizen Link repaired
Quesnel BC - Quesnel Observer
Richmond BC - Richmond Review
Salmon Arm BC - Salmon Arm Observer
Smithers BC - Smithers Interior News
Surrey BC - Surrey Leader
Terrace BC - Terrace Standard
Vancouver BC - Vancouver Sun / The Province
Last 30 days obits
Vancouver Island BC - Vancouver Island Newspaper Group
  • Campbell River & Port Hardy BC - North Islander
  • Comox & Courtenay BC - Comox Valley Echo
  • Ladysmith, Nanaimo & Parksville BC - Nanaimo Daily News
  • Lake Cowichan & Duncan BC - Cowichan Valley Citizen
  • Nanimo BC - Harbour City Star / Oceanside Star
  • Port Alberni - Island Times, Pennyworth
  • Quadra Island - Courier-Islander
  • Tofino & Ucluelet BC - Westerly News
Vanderhoof - Omineca BC - Omineca Express
Vernon BC - Morning Star
Victoria BC
White Rock BC - Peace Arch News
Williams Lake BC - Williams Lake Tribune

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Canada - Manitoba

Manitoba GenConnect Obituaries page
Manitoba Vital Statistics Search
in Step 1, select Deaths. Details are shown on screen and can be copied, or you may purchase copies of Genealogy Records.
Altona MB - Red River Valley Echo
Beausejour MB - Beausejour Review
Brandon MB
Carman MB - Carman Valley Leader
Gimli MB - Interlake Spectator
Lac du Bonnet - Lac du Bonnet Leader
Portage la Prairie MB - Daily Graphic
Selkirk MB - Selkirk Journal
Steinbach MB - The Carillon
Stonewall MB - Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times
Winkler MB - Winkler Times
Winnipeg MB - Winnipeg Free Press
Click View Today's Listings or View Last 30 days or search the archived notices since 1999 Sep by name and/or date from the same page. Don't pay attention to today's date above and to the right. The publication date is beside each name.
Winnipeg MB - Winnipeg Sun NOTE: CGI search screws up and gives part results if you go through the newspaper's own link. This is much faster and more straightforward.

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Canada - New Brunswick

New Brunswick Obits Mail List
Canada East Obituaries
obits from these community newspapers:
  • Bathurst Northern Light
  • Campbellton Tribune
  • Fredericton Daily Gleaner
  • Grand Falls Victoria Star
  • Miramichi Leader
  • Moncton Times & Transcript
  • Rothesay KV Style
  • Saint John Telegraph-Journal
  • Sussex Kings County Record
  • Woodstock Bugle-Observer
Caraquet NB - L'Acadie Nouvelle
Fredericton NB - Daily Gleaner
Last 7 day's memoriams and obits. NOTE: change the drop down menu from Last 7 Days to today, 3 days, 30 days or the entire archive back to December 2001
Moncton NB & area - Times & Transcript
Last 7 day's memoriams and obits. NOTE: change the drop down menu from Last 7 Days to today, 3 days, 30 days or the entire archive back to December 2001
Saint John NB - Telegraph-Journal
Today's memoriams and obits. NOTE: change the drop down menu from Last 7 Days to today, 3, 7 or 30 days, or the entire archive back to December 2001

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Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland's Grand Banks Genealogical & Historical Data - Transcriptions from Various Newspapers
obits from past & current papers, plus notices for Newfoundlanders who "died away", in Canada and elsewhere.
Northern Peninsula & Southern Labrador - Northern Pen
Archived since November 2007
Cornerbrook & Labrador NL - The Western Star
Archived since December 2007
Deer Lake NL - Parsons Funeral Home
St. John's NL - The Telegram
Today's notices, plus links to last 2 weeks and search utility for archives back to 2007

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Canada - Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Deaths of people of the Northwest Territories
Northern News Service - Deh Cho Drum | Inuvik Drum | Kivalliq News | News/North | Yellowknifer
Archive by surname
Hay River NT - The Hub
Yellowknife NT - McKenna Funeral Home

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Canada - Nova Scotia

Acadian Routes Evangeline Newspaper Obituaries Extracts
links to obits from 1935-1939 for Acadians from various areas
Nova Scotia Acadian Obituaries
an immense amount of work and detail in this site, which does not appear to have been updated since 2006, but is well worth perusing!
Miscellaneous Nova Scotia Newspaper Obituaries 1892-1999, 2003, 2004
Antigonish NS - Antigonish Obituaries
linked to researcher/contributor
Canadian Obituary Links - Nova Scotia
Bridgetown NS - Kaulbach Family Funeral Home
Cape Breton Island NS - various Halifax newspapers 1930-1967
Broken into four sections, one for each of Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties.
Cape Breton NS - Cape Breton GenWeb Project Obituary Index
Cape Breton NS - Cape Breton Post
Digby Co. NS - Digby GenWeb Index to Obituaries
A few go back as far as 1851, but the bulk are from late 1800s on. A neat feature is the listing of other surnames found in each obit.
Guysborough County (Torbay & surrounding area)
Hubbards NS - R.A. Walker Funeral Home obits
current & archived obits since 2001
Halifax NS - Chronicle-Herald & Sunday Herald
Isle Madame NS Obituaries
Kings County Advertiser / Register
Click See the obituary under the photo (or blank space for photo)
Liverpool NS - Chandlers' Funeral Service Ltd.
Lunenburg Co. NS
Pictou County
Sydney NS - S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home
Tantallon NS - R.A. Walker Funeral Home obits
current & archived obits since 2001
Torbay NS obituaries
contributed obits ranging from 1940s to current time
Truro NS - The Daily News
archived since 2007 - -- search box is almost invisible against the white background. You must click the microscopic link -See the obituary on the left side of the screen once the name appears. All obits located on "In Memoriam.ca" website.

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Canada - Ontario

CAN-ONT-OBITS -- RootsWeb maillist posting of daily obituaries for Ontario
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Ontario Obits Index - formerly www.ontarioobits.com
Finnish Obits
Primarily from Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, Sault Ste. Marie Sault Star, Sault Ste. Marie This Week.
Ajax ON - Ajax News Advertiser
Alliston ON - Alliston Herald
Wawa ON & Almaguin Region (North of Lake Superior) Almaguin News
Almonte ON - Almonte / Carleton Place EMC
Amherst Echo
Ancaster ON - Ancaster News
Arnprior ON - Arnprior Chronicle-Guide
Aurora ON - Aurora Banner
Barrie ON
Barry's Bay ON - Barry's Bay This Week
Belleville ON - Belleville Daily Intelligencer
Bracebridge ON - Bracebridge Examiner
Bradford West Guillimbury Topic
Brampton ON - Brampton Guardian
Brant ON - Brant News
Brantford ON - Brantford Expositor
Brock ON - Brock Citizen
Brockville ON - Brockville Recorder & Times Burlington ON - Burlington Post Caledon ON - Caledon Enterprise Cambridge ON - Cambridge Times
Chatham ON - Chatham Daily News
Chatham ON - Chatham This Week
Clarington ON - Clarington This Week
Clinton ON - Clinton News-Record
Cobourg, Colborne, Port Hope ON - Northumberland Today
compiled from Port Hope Evening Guide, Cobourg Daily Star & Colborne Chronicle
Cochrane ON - Cochrane Times-Post
1 month archive
Collingwood ON
Cornwall ON - Standard Freeholder
Delhi ON - Delhi News-Record
Dundas County obituaries
older obits from local newspapers
Dundas ON - Dundas Star News
Dryden ON - Dryden Observer
Dundas Co ON - Dundas County GenWeb Obits
Recent obituaries from area newspapers
More Dundas Co. deaths & burials
Dunnville ON - Dunnville Chronicle
Today's Durham Obituaries
includes Oshawa, Ajax, Beaverton, Blackstock, Bowmanville, Brock, Brooklin, Brougham, Cannington, Claremont, Columbus, Courtice, Dagmar, Goodwood, Greenbank, Greenwood, Hampton, Nestleton, Newcastle, Newtonville, Orono, Pickering, Port Perry, Prince Albert, Raglan, Solina, Sunderland, Utica, Uxbridge, Whitby, Whitevale
Elliot Lake ON - Elliot Lake Standard
Erin ON - Erin Advocate
Espanola ON - The Mid-North Monitor
Also serving the communities of Whitefish Falls, Worthington, Nairn and Hyman Township, McKerrow, Webbwood, Massey, Walford, Spanish, Cutler, Serpent River, Spragge, Algoma Mills, Little Current.
Flamborough ON - Flamborough Review
Fort Frances ON - Fort Frances Times
Frontenac Co. ON - Frontenac County
Obits contributed by volunteers date back as far as the 1920s.
Gananoque ON
Georgetown ON - Georgetown Independent
Georgina ON - Georgina Advocate
Goderich ON - Goderich Signal-Star
Gravenhurst ON - Gravenhurst Banner
Guelph ON
Grimsby ON - Grimsby Lincoln News
Haldimand County ON - The Sachem & Glanbrook Gazette
Haliburton ON - Haliburton Echo
Today's Halton Region Obituaries
includes Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Ballinafad, Bannockburn, Brookville, Campbellville, Creek, Crewson's Corners, Glen Williams, Halton Hills, Henderson's Corners, Hornby, Kilbride, Limehouse, Lowville, Mansewood, Moffat, Mount Nemo, North Speyside, Norval, Silver, Speyside, Stewarttown, St. Stephen's, Terra Cotta
Hamilton ON
Hanover ON - Hanover Post
Hastings County, Quinte & Prince Edward County - Today's Hastings, Quinte & Prince Edward County Obituaries
covers Belleville, Trenton, Stirling, Frankford, Picton, Bloomfield, Tweed,Madoc, Marmora, Bancroft, Deseronto
Huntsville ON - Huntsville Forester
Ingersoll ON
Innisfil ON - Innisfil Journal
Kapuskasing ON
Kawartha Lakes ON
  • Kawartha Lakes This Week
  • Today's Kawartha Lakes Obituaries
    includes Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Bethany, Burnt River, Cambray, Cameron, Coboconk, Dalrymple, Fenelon Falls, Janetville, Kinmount, Kirkfield, Little Britain, Norland, Oakwood, Omemee, Pontypool, Rosedale, Sebright, Woodville, Bolsover, Manilla, Dunsford
Kemptville ON
Kenora ON - Kenora Daily Miner & News
One month archive
Kincardine ON - Kincardine Daily News
Archived since April 2004. Obits for last 30 days or use the search box for the archives.
Kingston ON
Kirkland Lake ON - Northern News
Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Record
    Today's Waterloo Region Obituaries
    includes Kitchener, Cambridge, North Dumfries, Crosshill, New Hamburg, Luxemburg, Shingletown, Petersburg, St. Agatha, Linwood, St. Clements, Elmira, St. Jacobs, West Montrose, Floradale, Maryhill, Bloomingdale, Mundil, Weber, Crowsfoot Corner, South Breslau, Dickie Two Brown's, Manniheim, New Dundee, Clarkson, Roseville, Taylor, Young, H'Ayritage, Reidsville, Innanen, Riverview, Branchton, Hall, McLean, Morrison, Mackie, Clyde, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich, Wrigley
  • Kitchener Post
Lambton Co. GenWeb Obits
Post or search obits; only current year obits posted so far on this new site.
Leamington Post & Shopper
From Announcementsdrop down list on right, choose Deaths
Lindsay ON - Lindsay Daily Post
London ON - London Free Press updated Link repaired! Thanks, Trish!
Manitoulin Island ON - The Manitoulin Expositor
Markham ON - Markham Economist & Sun
Madoc, Marmora & Tweed Area - McConnell Funeral Home
Markdale ON - Markdale Standard
Marmora, Madoc & Tweed ON- McConnell Funeral Home
Meaford ON - Meaford Express
Midland ON
Midland ON - Midland Canadian Champion
Mitchell ON - Mitchell Advocator
Mississauga ON - Mississauga News
Muskoka Region of Ontario - Muskoka Life, Muskokan & Muskokan Sun newspapers
Covering Almaguin, Muskoka, Parry Sound
Napanee ON - Napanee Guide
Nepean / Barrhaven ON - Nepean / Barrhaven EMC
New Hamburg ON - New Hamburg Independent
Newmarket ON - Newmarket Era
New Liskeard & Temiscaming ON - Temiscaming Speaker
also covers the Tri-Town area (Cobalt, New Liskeard and Kirkland Lake). Includes some photos.
Newcastle ON - Newcastle Funeral Home
Niagara Area of Ontario
Various dates. Use Ctrl F to search the text.
Niagara Falls ON
North Bay ON - BayToday.ca
North Bay ON - North Bay Nugget
Northumberland County (Cobourg, Colborne & Port Hope) -
  • Northumberland Today
  • Today's Northumberland County Obituaries
    includes Brighton, Cobourg, Colborne, Campbellford, Elizabethville, Gore's Landing, Grafton, Port Hope, Trent Hills, Welcome
Norwich ON - Norwich Gazette
Search on same page for obits archived since 2004 Feb 14.
Oakville ON
Orangeville ON
Orillia ON - Orillia Packet & Times
Orleans ON - Orleans EMC
Oshawa ON - Oshawa This Week Thanks, Trish!
Ottawa ON
Owen Sound ON
Oxford Co. ON
Parry Sound, Almaguin & Muskoka - CottageCountryNow.ca
Parry Sound ON - Parry Sound North Star
Pembroke ON - Pembroke Observer
Peterborough ON
  • Peterborough Examiner
  • Peterborough This Week
  • Today's Peterborough & Count Obituaries
    covers Peterborough, Alpine Village, Baillieboro, Bensfort Corners, Birdsails, Blairton, Blezard, Blue Mountain, Buckhorn, Burleigh Falls, Cameron, Catchacoma, Cedar Valley, Center Dummer, Chandos, Chase Corners, Crowes Landing, Curve Lake, Donwood, Douro, Drummond, Dummer, Ewan, Fairmount, Freeman Corners, Five Corners, Flynns Turn, Gannon Village, Glen Alda, Graystock, Guerin, Hall Landing, Havelock, Hiawatha, Ida, Indian River, Jermyn, Lakefield, Oak Orchard, Otonabee, Owenbrook, Lang, Lasswade, Lorenz, Millbrook, Mississagua Landing, Mt. Irwin, Mt. Pleasant, Norwood, Rockcroft, Rockdale, Preneveau, Scotts Landing, South Monahan, Springville, Tapley, Villiers, Warsaw, Westwood, Zion
Pickering ON - Pickering News Advertiser
Picton ON
Port Colborne ON - Armstrong Funeral Home
Port Hope ON - Northumberland Today
Port Elgin ON - Shoreline Beacon
Rainy River ON - Rainy River Record
Renfrew ON - Refrew Mercury EMC
St. Catharines ON - St. Catharines Standard
St. Thomas ON - St Thomas Times-Journal
current day's notices and calendar link back to May 2011
Sarnia ON - Sarnia Observer
Sarnia ON - McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
Use the Search box on the lower right corner of the screen. Full text obits, plus funeral details.
Sault Ste Marie ON - Sault Star
Sault Ste Marie ON - Sault This Week
Simcoe ON - Simcoe Reformer
Simcoe County, Barrie & Orillia Obituaries
includes Alliston, Angus, Bracebridge, Brechin, Collingwood, Cookstown, Creemore, Elmvale, Innisfil, Midland, Stayner, Stroud, Wasaga Beach, Midhurst, Penetanguishene, Waverley, Coldwater, Washago, Angus, Tottenham, Beeton, Gamebridge, Jarratt, Victoria Harbour, Vasey, Moonstone, Beeton Bell Ewart, Udney, Longford, Lagoon City, Bayshore Village, Perkinsfield, Thornton, Sebright, Atherley, Coulson Hockley, Rosemount, Horseshoe Valley, Maple Valley, Dunedin, Avening, Mansfield
Sioux Lookout ON - Sioux Lookout Bulletin
Smiths Falls EMC
South Fredericksburg Township (Lennox & Addington County) Deaths & Obits
South Huron & North Lambton (Southwestern Ontario) - The Lakeshore Advance
covers cottage areas bordering Lake Huron, i.e. Grand Bend, etc.
Stayner ON - Stayner Sun
Stittsville ON - Stittsville News EMC
Stouffville ON - Stouffville Sun-Tribune
Stratford ON - Beacon Herald
Area Deaths for last week
Strathroy ON - Denning Bros. Funeral Home
Sudbury ON - Sudbury Northern Life
Sudbury ON - Sudbury Star
Thornbury ON - Thornbury Courier-Herald
Thunder Bay ON - Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
Current obits plus very fast and neat search utility to March 2000. Thanks, TBC-J for retaining the archive with your new format!!
Tillsonburg ON - Tillsonburg News
Search on same page for archived obits back to 2004 February.
Timmins ON - Timmins Daily Press
Current week's notices
Timmins ON - Timmins Times
1 month archive
Toronto ON
Trenton ON - The Trentonian
Uxbridge ON - Uxbridge Times Journal
Wallaceburg ON - Wallaceburg Courier Press
Wallaceburg ON - Wallaceburg News
Wasaga ON - Wasaga Sun
Waterdown ON - Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home notices
Waterloo ON - Waterloo Region Record
Wawa ON
West Carleton ON - West Carleton Review EMC
Welland ON - Welland Tribune
Whitby ON - Whitby This Week
Wiarton ON - Wiarton Echo
Windsor ON
Wolfe Island ON - Island Obits
Jan Hoetzel's webpage for Wolfe Island Obits includes Wolfe, Amherst, Garden & Howe Islands. Wolfe Island is located a 20 minute ferry ride from Kingston's downtown waterfront. Obits, death notices and related news stories are included.
Woodstock ON - Sentinel Review
Search on the same page for obits archived since 2004 Feb 05, regardless of any claims back to 1970.

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Canada - Prince Edward Island

Alberton PE - Rooney Funeral Home Obituaries
Charlottetown PE
Island Register of Deaths and Obituaries
Not a newspaper, but a post-it-yourself website. Use CTRL F to search. Revised to improve searching, plus links to other obit pages for Prince Edward Island.
Kensington PE - Davison Funeral Home Obituaries
Morrell PE - North Shore Funeral Home Obits
Murray River PE - Southern Kings & Queens Funeral Home Obits
New Glasgow PE - Central Queen's Funeral Home Obituaries
O'Leary PE - Ferguson Funeral Homes Obits
includes obits for Tyne Valley and Montague locations
P.E.I. Memorial Scrapbook, compiled by Elizabeth Wright Bradshaw
a mixed collection of obituary clippings and hand-written notes, not always dated or including the source. Many from the 1920s, but some going back to 18th century, and most seem to have an "island connection". Also includes some wedding announcements.
St. Louis PE - West Prince Funeral Home Obits
Stratford PE - Hillsboro Funeral Home Obituaries
Souris PE - Dingwell Funeral Home obits
Summerside PE
Wellington PE - Evangeline Funeral Home Obituaries

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Canada - Quebec

French to English dictionary on-line.
NOTE: Read the part about entering keyboard characters for accents. It will NOT find words entered without their accents, considering them spelling mistakes.
CAN-QC-OBITS RootsWeb Obituaries Maillist
Send a message with the word subscribe in the body. Do NOT include a signature block or any other text:   Mail mode OR Digest mode
Le Nécrologue - en memoire des etres chers
Cyberpresse (QC)
    You must set the date range to search up to the last 7 days Avis de décès [death notices] for the papers listed below -- all in French. Note that the papers are regional in nature, covering towns and villages beyond. Enter a name and set Tous les mots-clés [all keywords], Un des mots-clés [any keyword]. Leave the name field blank to browse all. Click Rechercher button at the bottom of the page. NOTE: the page defaults to La Presse (Montreal) if there are no results. Beyond 7 days costs $. Merde!
  • Gatineau-Ottawa Le Droit
  • Granby La Voix de l'Est
  • Montréal La Presse
  • Québec Le Soleil
  • Saguenay Le Quotidien / Le Progrès Dimanche
  • Sherbrooke La Tribune
  • Trois-Rivière Le Nouvelliste
Abitibi Ouest QC - Le Citoyen
Amos QC (& La Sarre & Val-d'Or) QC - L'Écho Abitibien
current week's notices & 6-month archive
Chicoutimi QC - Le Réveil
de la Vallée d'Or (& Val d'Or) QC - Le Citoyen
Montreal QC - Le Journal de Montréal
En français seulement. To view the entire notice, click the Ajouter à mes favoris (Add to my favourites). Then you can click on the mes favoris section under the menu bar to get the full text. Weird system but lets you save several notices.
Montreal QC - Montreal Gazette
Rouyn-Noranda QC - La Frontière
Ontario & Quebec cross-border towns. 6-month archive.
Saint-Jérôme QC
Sorel-Tracy QC - Les 2 Rives
Val d'Or (& Amos, La Sarre) QC - L'Écho Abitibien

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Canada - Saskatchewan

Western Producer
based in Saskatoon but covers both Saskatchewan and Alberta
Biggar SK - The Independent: Obituary Index for 2000
Humboldt SK - Mary Anna Messmer Brockmeyer Funeral Card Collection
index of family data gleaned from a collection of funeral cards. Deceased not necessarily limited to Humboldt. Images of the cards available on site, and some have newspaper obit scans attached.
Kipling SK - Tubman Funeral Home Obituaries & Services
Lloydminster SK - Meridian Booster
Search by surname or day. One week's notices available.
Meadow Lake SK - Meadow Lake Progress
Melfort SK - Melfort Journal
Melville SK - Melville Advance
index only, full copies available for small fee
Moose Jaw Obit Index 2001-2003 - Times Herald
Index only, but a lookup service by the local Saskatchewan Genealogical Society is provided for a small fee
Nipawin SK - Nipawin Journal
Nokomis SK - Obituaries of Residents (and former residents) of the town of Nokomis
Prince Albert SK - Prince Albert Daily Herald
rather than use the local paper's search utility, which is aggravating, circular, and difficult to see (white boxes on white background), use the inmemoriam.ca site and change the newspaper to Prince Albert Daily Herald. Enter the surname and click the green Search arrow and all P.A. obits will come up back into 2008.
Regina SK - Leader Post
Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan, Canada Obits Forum
a bulletin board / query list for obituaries and death notices in Saskatchewan. Subscribe, post an obit, or make an inquiry.
Saskatoon SK - Star Phoenix
Spiritwood SK - Beau 'Lac' Funeral Home
includes obits from branches in Shellbrook & Big River SK
Weyburn SK - Weyburn Review
Whitewood SK - Whitewood Herald
Yorkton SK
  • Yorkton News
    Scroll down to the 2nd page, where obits begin
  • Yorkton This Week
    Patience! This is a multi-paged .pdf document (view with free Adobe Reader) that is dense with photos, graphics and text, so takes a few seconds to appear. The first page is where the obits start.

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Canada - Yukon

Drownings in the Yukon & Alaska
Mushing Community Obituaries
Obits for sled dog "mushers", from Yukon and all over North America
Whitehorse YT - Heritage North Funeral Home Obits
also services northern British Columbia & Alaska
Yukon News
Yellowknife YT - Heritage North Funeral Home Obituaries
funeral home serves Yukon, northern British Columbia and occasionally Alaska
Gold Rush Genealogy Research Database - Dawson City Museum & Historical Society
Enter a surname in the search box - some deaths from avalanches, ship sinkings, etc., in addition to other references such as addresses, municipal politicians' names, doctors' names, etc. If none is found, this is noted for each searched dataset. NOTE: this information has been compiled by descendants of the gold rush pioneers, so later immigrants may not be included.

 

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