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Alameda Times Star Death Notices and Obits

Alamedan Times Weekly - Must search for obituaries.

Alpine Sun

Amador Ledger Dispatch Obituaries

American Canyon Eagle Obituaries

Antioch / Bay Area - Contra Costa Times Obituaries

Antioch Press Obituaries

The Arab World Newspaper

The Arcata Eye

Arroyo Grande - The Times Press Recorder

Atascadero News Obituaries

Auburn Journal Obituaries

Banning - Record Gazette Obituaries

Bakersfield Californian Obituaries

Barstow - Daily Press Obituaries

Barstow - Desert Dispatch Obituaries

Big Bear Grizzly Obituaries

Bishop - The Inyo Register Obituaries

Blythe - Palo Verdes Valley Times Obituaries

Bonsall - The Village News Obituaries

Calaveras Enterprise Obituaries

Calistoga - The Weekly Calistogan Obituaries

Carmel Pine Cone

Carpenteria - Coastal View News Obituaries

Ceres Courier Obituaries

Chico Enterprise Record Obituaries

Claremont Courier Obituaries

Contra Costa Times Obituaries

Coronado Eagle & Journal Obituaries

Crescent City - The Daily Triplicate Obituaries

Cupertino - San Jose Mercury News Obituaries

Davis Enterprise Obituaries

Del Mar Times Obituaries

Delhi Times Obituaries

Downey Patriot Obituaries

El Centro - Imperial Valley Press Obituaries

El Dorado Hills Telegraph Obituaries

Elk Grove Citizen Obits

Escondido North County Times Obituaries

Eureka Times-Standard Obituaries

Exeter - The Foothills Sun-Gazette Obituaries

Fallbrook Village News Obituaries

Fairfield Daily Republic Obituaries

Fillmore Gazette Obituaries

Folsom Telegraph Obituaries

Fontana Herald News Obituaries

Fort Bragg Advocate-News Obituaries

Frazier Park - The Mountain Enterprise Obituaries

Fremont Argus Obituaries

Fresno Bee Obituaries  Obits and Tributes

Galt Herald Obituaries

Garberville - Redwood Times

Garden Grove Journal

Gilroy Dispatch Obituaries

Glendale News Press - Obits listed throughout the paper.

Glenn County Transcript Obituaries

Grass Valley  - The Union Obituaries

Gridley Herald Obituaries

Gustine Press-Standard Obituaries

Half Moon Bay Review Obituaries

Hanford - The Sentinel Obituaries

Hayward Daily Review Obituaries

Hemet - The Valley Chronicle Obituaries

Hesperia Star Obituaries

Hollister Free Lance News Obituaries   Obituary Archives

Hollister - The Pinnacle News Obituaries

Humboldt Beacon

Huntington Beach Independent - Obituaries on front page.

Huntington Beach News Obituaries

Imperial Beach Eagle & Times Obituaries

Imperial Valley Press Obituaries

Idyllwild Town Crier Obituaries

Inyo Register Obituaries

Kern Valley Sun Obituaries

Kingsburg Reporter Obituaries

La Canada Valley Sun Obituaries

La Jolla Light Obituaries

La Jolla Village News Obituaries

Laguna Beach Independent

Lake County Record-Bee Obituaries

Lake Isabella - Kern Valley Sun Obituaries

Lake Tahoe Daily Tribune Obituaries

Lakeport - Lake County News Obituaries

Lassen County Big Valley News

Lassen County Times Obituaries

Lemoore Advance Obituaries  (paper closed)

Lincoln News Messenger Obituaries

Livermore - The Independent Obituaries

Lodi News-Sentinel Obituaries

Lompoc Record Online Obituaries

Long Beach Gazettes Town-News Obituaries

Long Beach Press-Telegram Obituaries

Loomis News Obituaries

Los Altos Town Crier Obituary Notices

Los Angeles Daily News Obituaries

Los Angeles Times Obituaries

Los Banos Enterprise Obituaries

Los Gatos Observer - ceased publication September 2011.

Los Gatos - San Jose Mercury News Obituaries

Los Gatos Weekly Times Obituaries

Madera Tribune

Malibu Times Obituaries

Manteca Bulletin Obituaries

Marin Independent Journal Obituaries

Marina del Rey - The Argonaut Obituaries

Mariposa Weekly Gazette & Miner - Search online edition for obituaries.

Marysville Appeal-Democrat Obituaries   Archives

Merced Sun-Star Obituaries

Mendocino Beacon Obituaries

Milpitas Post Obituaries

Modesto Bee Obituaries and Archives

Modoc County Record Obituaries

Mojave Desert News - Must be a member.

Monterey County - The Herald Death Notices and Obituaries

Morgan Hill Times Obituaries

Mount Shasta Herald Obituaries

Napa Valley Register Obituaries

Nevada County  - The Union Obituaries

Newman - The West Side Index Obituaries

Nipomo - The Adobe Press

Novato Advance Obituaries

Novato - The Marin Independent Journal Obituaries

Oakdale Leader Obituaries

Oakhurst Sierra Star Obituaries

Oakland Tribune Funeral Notices

Oakley Press Obituaries

Oceanside - North County Times Obituaries

Ojai Valley News - Must be a subscriber.

Ontario Daily Bulletin Obituaries

Orange County Register Obituaries

Orange Cove & Mountain Times Obituaries

Orland Press-Register Obituaries - Has merged with the Willows Journal to become the Glenn County Transcript.  See Glenn County Transcript Obituaries.

Oroville Mercury-Register Death Notices  Obituaries

Pacific Palisades - The Palisadian-Post Obits

Pacifica Tribune Obituaries

Palisadian Post Obituaries

Palm Springs - The Desert Sun Obituaries

Palmdale - Antelope Valley Press - Must be member.

Palo Alto - The Daily News Death Notices

Palo Verdes Valley Times Obituaries

Palos Verdes Peninsula News Obituaries

Paradise Post Obituaries

Pasadena Star-News Obituaries

Paso Robles Post Obituaries

Petaluma Argus Courier Obituaries

Placerville Mountain Democrat Obits

Pleasanton Tri-Valley Herald Obituaries

Plumas County News Obituaries

Point Reyes Light Obituaries

Porterville Recorder Obituaries

Poway - News Cheftian Obituaries

Press Enterprise Obituaries

Quincy - Plumas County News Obituaries

Ramona Sentinel Obituaries

Rancho Murieta - River Valley Times Obituaries

Red Bluff Daily News Obituaries

Redding - The Record Searchlight Obituaries

Redlands Daily Facts Obituaries

Reedley Exponent Obituaries

Ridgecrest Daily Independent Obituaries

Ripon Record

Riverside County - Press Enterprise Obituaries

Rocklin - Placer Herald Obituaries

Rohnert Park - The Community Voice Obituaries

Roseville Press-Tribune Obituaries

Sacramento Bee Funeral Notices

St. Helena Star Obituaries

Salinas - The Californian Obituaries

San Bernardino County Sun Obituaries

San Diego - La Prensa San Diego Obituaries

San Diego Union Tribune Death and Funeral Notices

San Francisco Bay Area Reporter Obituaries

San Francisco Chronicle Obituaries

San Gabriel Valley Tribune Obituaries

San Jose Mercury News Obituaries

San Luis Obispo Tribune Obituaries

San Mateo County Times Funeral Notices and Tributes

San Mateo - The Daily Journal Obituaries

Santa Ana - The Orange County Register Obituaries

Santa Barbara Independent, The

Santa Barbara News-Press Obituaries

Santa Barbara - The Daily Sound Obituaries

Santa Clarita Valley - The Signal Obituaries

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Maria Times Obituaries

Santa Monica Daily Press

Santa Paula Times Obituaries

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Obituaries & Funeral Notices

Saratoga News Obituaries

Scott's Valley Press- Banner Obits

Selma Enterprise Obituaries

Sign On San Diego Obituaries

Sonoma Index-Tribune Obituaries

Sonoma West Times & News Obituaries

Sonoma Valley Sun Obituaries

Sonora - The Union Democrat Obituaries

South Lake Tahoe Daily Tribune Obituaries

Stockton - The Record Obituaries

Sunnyvale - The Sun Obituaries

Taft Midway Driller Obituaries

Tahoe Daily Tribune Obituaries

Tehachapi News Obituaries

Temecula - The Valley News

Tiburon - The Ark Newspaper - Choose Obituaries on the left.

Torrance Daily Breeze Announcements Search

Tracy Press News Obituaries

Trinity County - The Trinity Journal

Truckee - The Sierra Sun Obituaries

Tujunga - The Foothills Paper

Tulare Advance-Register Obituaries

Turlock Journal Obituaries

Twentynine Palms - The Desert Trail Obituaries

Ukiah Daily Journal Obituaries

Vacaville - The Reporter Obituaries and Archives

Vallejo Times-Herald Obituaries

Ventura County Star Death Notices

Victorville Daily Press Obituaries and  Archives

Visalia Times-Delta Obituaries

Walnut Creek - Contra Costa Times Obituaries

Watsonville - Register Pajaronian Obituaries

Weaverville - The Trinity Journal

West Covina - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Westwood - Lassen County Times Obituaries

Whittier Daily News Obituaries

The Willits News Obituaries

Willows Journal Obituaries - Has merged with the Orland Press-Register to become the Glenn County Transcript.  See Glenn County Transcript Obituaries.

Winters Express Obituaries

Woodland - The Daily Democrat Obituaries

Woodland Hills - LA Daily News Obituaries

Yreka's Siskiyou Daily News Obituaries

Yucaipa / Calimesa News-Mirror Obituaries

Yucca Valley Hi-Desert Star Obits

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Old California Newspapers Online

Alta Daily California

Arcadia Tribune

Fresno Republican

Fresno Weekly Republican

Hayward Review

Long Beach Independent

Modesto News

Modesto Evening News

Montclair Tribune

Mountain Democrat Weekly

Oxnard Courier

Oxnard Press Courier

Placerville Mountain Democrat

Pomona Progress Bulletin

San Mateo Times

Vallejo Times Herald

Valley News

Van Nuys News

Woodland Daily Democrat

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Don't Give Up!

Obituaries offer a wealth of information for the genealogy researcher.  Finding them can present a challenge in some cases.  When searching for obituaries, remember this.... many times in the old newspaper, obituaries were printed once a month or once a week.  So be sure to search for many issues before and after your ancestors date of death.  I recommend searching at least a full month on either side of your ancestor's death date and in some cases even a longer time period. 

The Old Newspapers at Ancestry can provide a great place to begin your obituary search.



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California Newspaper Obituaries are a rich source of genealogy data.  These obituary search tools will help you locate old and new obituaries online. If you can't locate an obituary online, try contacting a library in the area you are searching.  Most libraries have local newspapers on microfilm and often have indexed the obituaries from local newspapers.  If distance presents a problem, try joining a  California mailing list for the locality and perhaps you will locate someone in the area who can do a newspaper lookup for you.


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