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.
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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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Family Name Obituary Databases
Blog of Death
Obituaries of Americans who have been in the public eye at some time in their lives -- artists, anti-war protesters, politicians, entrepreneurs, inventors and product developers, cartoonists, pilots, etc.
Current Obituary.com - full obituaries, some with photo, from independent funeral homes
Funeralplan.com Free Online Obituaries
Search or browse obits by death year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 NOTE: Many name links result in a blank page, without rhyme or reason. Some contain photos, and latter years' obits include the state. Some detective work will be required to determine where the town listed is located for earlier obits.
Mennonite Church USA Obituaries "MennObits"
full text notices from the Herald of Truth, 1865-1908; Gospel Witness, 1905-1908; Gospel Herald, 1908-1998; The Mennonite, 1998-current; Mennonite Weekly Review (parts) 1978; 2002/July-December-current; Lazarus Project , including 1921, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Miscellaneous US Cemeteries - Transcriptions "Acadian Roots"
currently a few in Maine, Massachussetts & Rhode Island
New England Newspapers On-Line Obituaries by Cindy Godbout
Newspaper Extracts from United States newspapers published prior to 1923
Just starting out, this site has full text obits, plus extracts of names from social column items and news stories. Some of the items date well back into the 1800s. Submit links and items you have.
In the Search box, enter funeral or death, one at a time, or a surname, or combine a surname with one of these search terms.
Officer Down Memorial Page
listings, some with photos, of American police officers killed in the line of duty since 1792
Olden Times Deaths
Scanned images of obits from old newspapers around the USA, some back into the 1700s.
Smokejumpers Obituaries (parachutists and others associated with wildland firefighting)
The Virtual Wall, Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA
Obits of employees, corporation members, and trustees, dating back to 1991. The deaths did not necessarily occur only in MA.
USA - Alabama
Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama
you must register for a free account (no credit card required) to have access to this database of deaths
Albertville AL - Sand Mountain Reporter
Alexander City & Lake Martin AL - Alexander City Outlook
includes archive since May 2009
Andalusia AL - Star-News
Anniston AL- Anniston Star
Atmore & Escambia Counties AL - Atmore Advance
Brewton AL - Brewton Standard
Centre AL - Cherokee Post
Citronelle AL (North Mobile & Washington Counties)
Clanton AL - Clanton Advertiser
2 week archive
Columbiana AL - Shelby County Reporter
Cullman AL - Cullman Times
30 day archive
Dadeville AL - Dadeville Record
Demopolis AL - Demopolis Times
Click the name links for the full text, as many notices have more than what appears in the list.
Dothan AL - Dothan Eagle
90 days archive
Enterprise AL - Southeast Sun Link repaired!
Enterprise AL - Enterprise Ledger
30 day archive
Florence AL - Times Daily
30 days archive
Fort Payne AL - Times-Journal
2 weeks notices, with 1 month archive search utility
Gadsden AL - Gadsden Times
30 days archive
Greenville AL - Greenville Advocate
1 year archive which is only accessible via date of publication (MMDDYY format). A proviso states the full obit is in the print edition!! Rat finks!
Hartselle AL - Hartselle Enquirer
14 day archive
Heflin AL - Cleburne News
Huntsville AL - Huntsville Times
Archived 180 days
Jacksonville AL - Jacksonville News
Livingston AL - Sumter County Record-Journal
6 month archive
Luverne AL - Luverne Journal
1 year archive which is only accessible via date of publication (MMDDYY format). A proviso states the full obit is in the print edition!!
Mobile AL - Mobile Register
Montgomery AL - Montgomery Advertiser
From the sidebar menu click Obituaries OR roll your mouse over Obituaries in the menu line in the header to get the drop down menu. Click Current Obituaries for the 90 day archive; beyond that costs $.
Opelika AL - Opelika-Auburn News
Piedmont AL - Piedmont Journal
4 month archive
Russellville AL - Franklin County Times
St. Clair AL - St. Clair Times
Selma AL - Selma Times-Journal
1 month archive
Talladega AL (& Pell City & Sylacauga) - Daily Home
Troy AL - The Messenger
Tuscaloosa AL - Tuscaloosa News
30 day archive
USA - Alaska
Drownings in the Yukon & Alaska
Eagle River AK - Alaska Star
Fairbanks AK -
Juneau AK - Juneau Empire
Kenai Peninsula AK
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta AK - The Tundra Drums
USA - Arizona
Arizona Deaths 1844 - 1958 Search
date range extended - print a copy of the death record for FREE!!
Arizona Clips - Indexed Obits, Deaths, Social Notes, etc.
The obits are listed on the right side of the screen. Carefully follow the search instructions in the centre of the page. Many have only name and date of death, but some older obits are full text. Webmaster offers copy of obits on-hand.
Northwest Maricopa County AZ - Obituary Project - Daily News & Sun City Independent
1998-2003 complete, with 2004-2009 to be posted soon
Copper Basin AZ - Copper Basin News
includes San Manuel (Miner), Superior (Sun) & Pinal (Nugget), all located near Mountain Regional Park.
Cottonwood AZ including Verde Valley communities
Flagstaff AZ - Navajo Hopi Observer
Phoenix AZ - Arizona Republic
Current notices and 30 day archive accessible from the same page
Prescott AZ - Sharlot Hall Museum Obituary Index
collected from Prescott Journal-Miner, Prescott Courier/Daily Courier, etc.
Scottsdale AZ - Scottsdale Tribune Newspaper Index
enter the name in the search box. This will bring up all references to that name from articles as well as obituary/death notices
Show Low, Snowflake, St. Johns, Springerville, Taylor AZ - White Mountain Independent
Current week's notices & previous week's notices NOTE: archived to 1999 but requires a very cheap subscription for full text
Sierra Vista AZ - The Herald
Sun City AZ - West Valley
includes communities of El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Surprise & Youngtown
Tombstone AZ - Tombstone News
current and archived notices back to Dec 2008
Tucson AZ - Arizona Daily Star / Tuscon Citizen
1 year archive
Wickenburg AC - Wickenburg Sun
Willcox AZ - Arizona Range News
last 2 weeks' notices
Williams AZ - Williams-Grand Canyon News
current and archived obits back to June 2008. Click on the photo for the full text.
Yuma AZ - Yuma Sun
USA - Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Kirby & Family FUneral & Cremation Services
serving Bull Shoals and Mountain Home
Arkadelphia AR - The Daily Siftings Herald
covers Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties
Arkansas Executions 1820-1964
Atkins AR - Atkins Chronicle/ Dover Times
PDF (Adobe) file provides view of obits page as printed
Bald Knob AR - Powell Funeral Homes obits
includes obits from Searcy facility
Bella Vista AR - Bella Vista Chronicle
Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory
Benton AR - Benton Courier
Benton County AR - Benton County Daily Records
Decatur AR - Decatur Herald
Current notices only. Scroll down the list under the newspaper title and click Decatur Obituaries. The end link is date coded so it changes every week.
Dover AR - Atkins Chronicle / Dover Times
PDF (Adobe) file provides view of obits page as printed
Fayetteville AR - Northwest Arkansas Times
Fort Smith AR
Hamburg, Ashley County AR - Ashley County Ledger
includes links to archived notices back to January 1999 and indeces since 1965!! What a great resource, simply designed and well-organized! Nice job, webmaster!
Johnson Co. AR - Johnson County Graphic
Lawrence Co. GenWeb Obituaries
scrapbook collection of 1907 obits for Jesup area people, including Smithville, Strawberry, Lynn & Walnut Ridge, all from various newspapers
Little Rock AR - Huson Funeral Home obits
Mena AR - Beasley-Wood / Geyer-Quillin Funeral Home obits
Mountain Home AR
Paragould, Greene Co. AR - Paragould Daily Press
Rogers AR - Rogers Hometown News
Russellville AR - Humphrey Funeral Service
Current notices only. Scroll down the list under the newspaper title to the News section and click ROGERS OBITUARIES. The end link is date coded so it changes every week.
Walnut Ridge, Lawrence Co. Arkansas - Arkansas Times Dispatch
USA - California
Bakersfield CA - Bakersfield Californian
Last 3 weeks of funeral notices. You may be asked to provide your sex, year of birth and zip code, to gain access to the website. Presumeably, this better targets ads on the website
Obit archive back to 2002 In the search box at the top of the Funerals page. From the drop down menu, select Obituaries and enter your search term/s in the box and click the Search. Fresno CA - Fresno Bee
La Jolla CA - La Jolla Village News
Los Angeles CA - Los Angeles Times
Mountainview, Santa Clara Co. CA - Death Index Extracted from Early Newspapers ca 1894-96
Oakland CA - The Oakland Tribune
Petaluma CA - Argus-Courier
Sacramento CA - Sacramento Bee Funeral Notices today
San Diego CA - San Diego Community Newspapers
San Diego CA - San Diego Union-Tribune
searchable archive now only since Jan 2001. Include search terms deaths obit funeral. Apparently limited to 25 results.
Seven days archives. Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click all links County Obituaries. The Obituary links with clickable names are not usually for local people, but have been pulled from wire services. San Francisco CA - San Francisco Chronicle
See today's notices or select any day of the week. Check the Search Classifieds box for Funerals, although the resulting lists appear similar.
Note disclaimer that notices in the print version appear online ONLY at the discretion of the family. Archived death notices search at the bottom of the page goes back to Nov 2000.
San Francisco County CA Index of Ancestors' Obits & Death Notices in San Francisco Co. 10,200+ entries
San Francisco Deaths Index - 1865-1873, 1882-1889, 1894-1896, 1900-1904
San Jose CA - San Jose Mercury News
Vacaville CA - The Reporter
USA - Colorado
Online Colorado Death Records & Indexes
Colorado Obituary Project (Denver Library)
a statewide obit index (non-Denver) 1970s though 1990. Approx. 50,000 obits indexed. Click on the newspaper links. Full text may be requested, but expect to pay a small fee.
Alamoso CO - Valley Courier
Arvada CO - Arvada Press
Same combined site serves the Golden Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Westminster Window, Westsider, and the Wheat Ridge Transcript (Gr8 8 Newspapers)
Aspen CO - Aspen Times
Avon CO - Vail Daily
Berthoud CO - Berthoud Recorder
Boulder CO - The Daily Camera
Two months of obits, funeral and death notices accessible by date of daily issues.
Breckinridge CO - Summit Daily
Brighton CO - Brighton Standard Blade
Broomfield CO - Broomfield Enterprise
Brush CO - Brush News-Tribune
Buena Vista CO - The Chaffee County Times
Carbondale CO - Daily Journal
Castle Rock CO - Castle Rock News
same page serves Centennial News, Elbert County News, Englewood Herald, Highlands Ranch Herald, Littleton Independent, Lone Tree Voice, Parker Chronicle, Teller County Courier-View, & the Tri-Lakes Tribune
Colorado Springs CO - The Gazette
notices for the last 3 days and a link to search the last 30 days' archive
Cortez CO - Cortez Journal
Delta Co. CO - Delta County Independent
Denver CO - Denver Post
Douglas County CO - Douglas County News Press
Durango CO - Durango Herald
Eagle Valley CO - Eagle Valley Enterprise
Frisco CO - Summit Daily News
Glenwood Springs CO - Post Independent
Granby CO (Grand County) - Sky-Hi News
Grand Junction CO - Grand Junction Free Press
scroll down the left side of the page until nearly the bottom and click Death Notices for the most current obits
Greeley CO - Greeley Daily Tribune
Haxtun CO - Haxtun-Fleming Herald News
La Junta CO - Tribune-Democrat
Lamar CO - Lamar Daily News
Choose a date from the drop down menu. The option Search the archives does NOT work.
Longmont CO - Daily Times-Call
Pueblo CO - Pueblo Chieftain
Rifle CO - The Citizen Telegram
Snowmass CO - Snowmass Sun
Steamboat Springs CO - Steamboat Today
Sterling CO - Journal Advocate
Trinidad CO - The Trinidad Times Independent
Windsor CO - Windsor Now
USA - Connecticut
Berlin CT - Berlin Citizen
Bridgeport CT - Connecticut Post
Danbury CT - News-Times
Greenwich CT - Greenwich Time
Hamden CT - Beecher & Bennett Funeral Homes Obituaries
Hartford CT - Hartford Courant
Litchfield County CT - Litchfield County Times
Manchester CT - Journal Inquirer
als covers communities of Andover, Bolton, coventry, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Hebron, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Willington, Windsor, and Windsor Locks
Meriden CT - Beecher & Bennett Funeral Homes Obituaries
Middlefield CT - Town Times
also covers Durham
Middletown CT - Middletown Press
New Britain CT - Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Alumni
New Haven Co CT - New Haven Register
New London CT - The Day
New Milford CT - Housatonic Times
also covers Bridgewater, Brookfield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington
Orange Co. NY - GenWeb Obit Index for people born in CT
most obits appeared in the Times-Herald Record.
North Haven CT - North Haven Citizen
Norwalk CT - The Hour
Norwich CT - Norwich Bulletin
Plainville CT - Plainville Citizen
Ridgefield CT - Ridgefield Press
Southington CT - Southington Citizen
Stamford CT - Stamford Advocate
Torrington, Litchfield County CT - The Register Citizen
West Hartford CT - West Hartford News
West Haven CT - Beecher & Bennett Funeral Homes Obituaries
Westport CT - Minuteman News Center
also covers Easton, Fairfield, Southport, and Weston and nearby communities
USA - Delaware
Delaware Obituaries - (Salisbury MD) Daily Times
Use the links in the middle of the page to gain access to current obits published in these papers (links are date-coded, so bookmarking is useless):
Delaware Coast Press
Eastern Shore News
Delaware Wave Cape Region, Delaware: Dewye, Lewes, Milton & Rehoboth Beach - Cape Gazette
Dover DE - Dover Post
Laurel DE - Laurel Star
serves also Bethel, Delmar & Sharptown
Lewes DE - Cape Gazette
Middletown DE - The Middletown Transcript
Milford DE - Milford Chronicle
Rehoboth Beach DE - Delaware Coast Press
Seaford DE - Seaford Star
covers also Blades, Bridgeville & Greenwood
Sussex DE - The Sussex Countian
Symrna DE - Sun Times
University of Delaware - The Review-Alliance
Wilmington DE - News Journal
Current obits plus a very simple search utility for obits archived since the end of June 1999. Alternate page
USA - Florida
Anna Maria Island FL
Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach FL - Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
both papers list current week's obits on the same website
Boca Raton FL - Boca Raton News
Current week's obits displayed, but a small search box below the menu on the left of the screen will retrieve notices and news articles back into May 2002. Ensure the dropdown box is set to search This Site, as it will change in the results screen.
Baker Co. FL - Baker County Press
Boca Raton FL - Boca Raton News
Bradenton FL - The Herald
30 day archive of obits, 365 days for deaths.
Bradford Co. FL - Bradford County Telegraph
Brevard Co. FL - Florida Today
Search utility for obits archived since Mar 2000. Text doesn't appear to be links (they don't glow blue), but just click on a name and the full obit will result.
Broward Co. FL - Miami Herald
Broward Co. FL - Westside Gazette
Calhoun Co. FL - The County Record
Charlotte Harbor FL - Charlotte Sun & Weekly Herald
Also covers Bartow, DeSoto, Englewood, Hardee, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, North Port, Punta Gorda and Venice
Chiefland, Levy Co. FL
Chipley FL - Chipley Bugle
Obits for current year to date with link to obits archived since Dec 2000
Citrus Co. FL - Citrus County Chronicle
Daytona Beach - News-Journal
Current obits with links to current week below today's notices.
Two week archive
Select a day of this week or a date from the calendar, then scroll down to Other items and click Obituaries Fort Lauderdale FL - Sun-Sentinel
Today's obits and search utility for 1 year archive
Fort Myers FL - News-Press
Current obits plus search utility for surname or date back to 1998 Jan 01. Surname search test revealed that phrases can be used and that the entire text of the obit is searched.
Fort Pierce FL - Ft. Pierce News
Click the Deaths link at the bottom of the page for a list of those who died in the past week.
Gainesville FL - Gainesville Sun
In the blue menu on the left, click Obituaries URL is date-coded, so bookmarking the result is useless.
Gainesville FL - Independent Alligator
Enter search terms -- funeral, survived by, burial, deceased, etc., one at a time in the search box and click Go!. Each search term will yield different results. There is no obituaries section, just "news" obits.
Hernando Co. FL - Hernando Today
One month archive
Jacksonville FL - Times-Union
Current 30 days' obits, plus search utility back to 1997 Apr 27.
Jupiter FL - Jupiter Courier
Key West FL - Key West Citizen / KeysNews.com
Current weeks' obits
Lady Lake FL -- The Villages Daily Sun
Lake City FL - Lake City Reporter
Lakeland FL - Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg FL - Sumter County Times
Manassas FL - Early Newspapers: Manassas Gazette & Manassas Journal
various obit "clippings" from 1885, 1896, 1901, 1904, 1905
Marianna FL - Jackson County Floridan
archived since 2004 Oct 17
Miami, Dade FL - Miami Herald
Naples FL - Naples Daily News
1 year archive
Northwest Florida (Okaloosa, Santa Rosa & Walton Counties) - Daily News current 30 days notices only
Ocala FL - Star Banner / Ocala.com
1 year archive
Orlando FL - Orlando Sentinel
1 year archive, including guest books
Palatka FL - Palatka Daily News
1 year archive
Palm Beach FL - Palm Beach Daily News
Scroll down below the story in the middle of the page to Announcements to Area Deaths
Palm Beach FL - Palm Beach Post
1 year archive
Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Parker, Springfield and Southport FL - News Herald
Pensacola FL - Pensacola News Journal
Includes past 30 days' obits.
Port Charlotte FL - Sun Herald
Port St. Lucie FL - Port St. Lucie News
Punta Gorda FL - Sun-Herald
St. Augustine FL - St. Augustine Record
Current week's notices
Sarasota FL - Herald-Tribune
Current week's obits
Sebastian FL - Sebastian Sun
Stuart, Martin Co. FL - Stuart News
Suwannee FL - Suwannee Democrat
Includes obits for Branford News, Mayo Free Press, and Jasper News.
Tallahassee FL - Tallahassee Democrat
365 day archive
Tampa FL - Tampa Tribune
New page setup with current obits and search box for all obits in four week archive. Searches entire text of obits.
In the search box, for item 1. Select newspaper(s) to search:, select all.
For item 3. Choose edition(s) to search:, select Both if you are unsure of date of publication. Venice FL - Sun-Herald
Venice FL - Venice Gondolier Sun
Vero Beach FL - Vero Beach Press Journal
The Villages FL - Daily Sun
Winter Haven (Polk Co.) FL - News Chief
USA - Georgia
Obituaries for Georgia RootsWeb Maillist
Send e-mail with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to either mail mode or digest mode
Albany GA - Albany Herald
Americus GA - Times-Recorder
Athens GA - Banner-Herald
Includes 30-day archive accessible from the same page
Atlanta GA - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Current obits - Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the obits
or use the days of the week menu on the left side of the screen to see obits day by day. No more free archives.
Augusta GA - Augusta Chronicle
Today's obits - click the obit link next to the date, or scroll down for older obits.
Obits archived since Jan 12, 1998
Registration is required but is free and instantly useable. Only the boxes marked with red asterisks are required. No bonus points for accuracy! Calhoun GA - Calhoun Times
Cedartown GA - Cedartown Standard
Cherokee County - Cherokee County Herald
Cordele GA - Cordele Dispatch
Douglas, Coffee Co. GA - Coffee County News
Marietta GA - Daily Journal
Moultrie GA - Moultrie Observer
Ringgold GA - Catoosa County News
Rockmart GA - Rockmart Journal
Rome GA - Rome News-Tribune
Full obits are available by subscription to the online paper. However, a free 5-day trial is being offered. Follow the link above the death notices. You must provide an e-mail address to receive your registration, even for the 5-day trial. No bonus points for accuracy!
Savannah GA - Savannah Morning News
Thomasville GA - Times-Enterprise
Tifton GA - Tifton Gazette
Valdosta GA - Valdosta Daily Times
Regretfully, I do NOT have time to respond personally to requests for assistance in locating obits. Last Update: 2013 Jan 02
since Oct 27, 2004
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