California Obituaries


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Obituaries are notices of a deceased, usually placed in newspapers by funeral homes, or members of the deceased's family. The obituary traditionally can include valuable information, such as date of death and names of close family members. This page provides links to California obituaries, death records, California obituary databases and other California genealogy resources

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California County Pages

 total number CA obituary indexes: 1,496


Large Obituary Databases

There are some sites on the internet that have large obituary databases from many sources and often, because of their size can provide a search box to quickly find the obituary for which you may be searching:

World's Largest Online Newspaper Archive instantly search over 660 million obituary, marriage, birth and death announcements in 12 million newspaper pages from 1690-today Search for obituaries and Guest Books from over 175 newspapers across the United States - Online Obituaries, Funeral Notices and Death Records this is the largest collection of online RECENT obituaries, searchable by name, location or funeral home


Obituary Daily Times a searchable database of over 14 million newspaper obituaries


GenealogyBank - Over 1 Billion Records - California Newspapers search death notices and obituaries in California newspapers


California Obituaries

Databases of obituaries from many newspapers typically may contain the following information: date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. Some sites may even have scanned original California obituaries and provided them online.

California Newspapers & Obituary Help - at, this site has a large collection links to newspaper obituaries


California Obituaries this archive, maintained by US GenWeb Archives, includes records submitted by volunteers and transcribed newspaper obits


Directory of California Obituaries and Newspaper Links transcription of over 250,000 obituaries as provided by researchers


Obits Index - California recent obituaries of individuals born in California.


California Genealogy Resources

I recommend you try these sites as they may contain California obituaries or other online vital records that could be useful in your research:


California Obituary Records Search results can include location and date of death, death certificate access and newspaper obituary - at Genealogy Archives


California Marriage Records Search results can include full bride and groom names, bride and groom family members, marriage cert access - at Genealogy Archives


California Birth Records Search results can include name of mother, father, place of birth, birth certificate access


Cyndi's List - Obituaries large collection of links, indexed in alphabetical order


California Death Certificates how to obtain death certificates for California

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