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Finding Obituaries

Journalism, Communication and Digital Literacy Librarian

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Finding Obituaries

Finding Obituaries & Vital Information

Finding obituaries for famous people is easy. Finding them for family members who were less well-known can be a challenge. Before your coming in to the library, find out as much as you can about where the person lived and where and when s/he died. Having these facts in hand will point you to the appropriate reference sources or newspapers. This guide was created with an Oregon focus, although those searching for obituaries outside of Oregon may still find it helpful.

Off-campus access to some of the electronic resources listed on this page is limited to current UO students, faculty, and staff and is indicated by a UO button off-campus access limited to UO.