There are many ways that you can find free obituaries online. No matter if you’re looking for an ancestor, friend or just someone you want to find out more about, online newspaper archives and obituary databases are great resources for people research and also for family history.
Read the following tips and you’ll see that it’s easy to find what you’re looking for:
SSDI or The Social Security Death Index. This is an online and free resource, having over 80 million records of virtually all deaths that took place in the US in the past few decades. Even though it doesn’t include free obituaries, it helps you find out an exact date of death and provides a few pieces of information on the place where the death occurred. It can also provide details on a person’s full name, which is very helpful in your following research.
Use Genealogy Databases for Older Records to find someone’s place of death and date. Some good examples of sites are familysearch.org and ancestry.com.
Search free newspaper archives, one of the best starting points being freenewspaperarchives.us. Or, you can do a search at obitsarchive.com, which is a subscription service. The initial search is free. In case you don’t find what you’re looking for, try newspaperarchive.com, a subscription database. A preliminary and free search helps you identify if the obituary you’re looking for is available in this system.
These websites will help you find what you’re looking for, even if you’re searching for curiosity or for any other reason. The Internet is at hand, so you can search anytime you want.