Free Obituaries


Free Obituaries

We have your free obituaries here! An obituary attempts to give an account of the texture and significance of the life of someone who has recently died.


It is to be distinguished from a death notice (also known as a funeral notice), which is a paid advertisement written by family members and placed in the newspaper either by the family or the funeral home.


The best place to look for obituaries is online. Search Historical Newspaper Collections has the largest obituary collection in the world and it is made easy to search. Unfortunately this is not free, though well for the price. If you are looking for your family history there is no denying that is a necessity. I have presented this site here for this reason.

Searching deep for sources to find obituaries free, there is an array of places to look. By state, you can search for the obituaries you seek.

Obituaries can be an extremely helpful tool in finding your ancestors. There is valuable information put in an obituary record like other members of the family, special dates, death date, birth date, addresses, siblings, parents, etc.


United States Free Obituaries

Alabama Obituaries      Alaska Obituaries      Arizona Obituaries
Arkansas Obituaries      California Obituaries      Colorado Obituaries
Connecticut Obituaries      Delaware Obituaries      Florida Obituaries
Georgia Obituaries      Hawaii Obituaries      Idaho Obituaries
Illinois Obituaries      Indiana Obituaries      Iowa Obituaries
Kansas Obituaries      Kentucky Obituaries      Louisiana Obituaries
Maine Obituaries      Maryland Obituaries      Massachusetts Obituaries
Michigan Obituaries      Minnesota Obituaries      Mississippi Obituaries
Missouri Obituaries      Montana Obituaries      Nebraska Obituaries
Nevada Obituaries      New Hampshire Obituaries      New Jersey Obituaries
New Mexico Obituaries      New York Obituaries      North Carolina Obituaries
North Dakota Obituaries      Ohio Obituaries      Oklahoma Obituaries
Oregon Obituaries      Pennsylvania Obituaries      Rhode Island Obituaries
South Carolina Obituaries      South Dakota Obituaries                            
Tennessee Obituaries      Texas Obituaries      Utah Obituaries
Vermont Obituaries        Virginia Obituaries      Washington Obituaries
West Virginia Obituaries      Wisconsin Obituaries      Wyoming Obituaries


Australia Obituaries

Australian Obituaries

Lorraine's Burial Record Page

Searchable database of cemetery records and transcriptions across Australia.

Obits, Death notices, and Funerals

South Australia

Features searchable Cemetery Index, Newspaper Deaths and Government Gazette databases.

Sydney Obituaries

Obituaries, death notices, funeral notices, burials, murders, accident & disaster victims' names and the original images as published in 18th-20th century newspapers from the US, UK, and Australia. View original newspaper images online. Completely free.


Canada Obituaries

Alberta     British Columbia     Manitoba     New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador     Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Nova Scotia     Ontario     Prince Edward Island

Quebec     Saskatchewan     Yukon

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England Free Obituaries

London - The Guardian

London - The Times (For famous people only)



The Origins Network Search 1841 England and Wales Census
trace your origins
Last name  First name 

 British Origins

Go to Irish Origins - Trace your origins online

Ireland Free Obituaries - End of Life Matters

Cavan - Anglo Celt

Drogheda - Drogheda Independent

Dublin - Irish Independant

Limerick City, Munster - Limerick Post

Navan - Meath Chronicle



Jamaica Free Obituaries

Free Obituaries

Index only of obits for people born in Jamaica, who died in Orange Co. NY between 1999-2003

Kingston, Jamaica - Jamaica Gleaner


New Zealand Free Obituaries

Obituaries 1848-1940

Obituaries 1960-present

New Zealand Obituaries

search by name or location -- keyword searches entire text
NOTE: it is not necessary to allow the running of the add-on "QuickTimeCheck Scriptable Object from Apple Computer" to be able to search and read the current obits.

SMITH Funeral Notices in NZ


Scotland Free Obituaries

Johnston Press

Current notices and search utility for past 2 months for 47 newspapers in Scotland (all can be searched at once from the same page)

Aberdeen - Evening Express

Banff - Banffshire Journal

Brechin - Brechin Advertiser

Caithness - John O'Groat Journal

Cumbernauld - Cumbernauld News

Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News

Falkirk - Falkirk Herald

Fife - Fife Today

Compiled from East Fife Mail, Fife Free Press, Fife Herald, Glenrothes Gazette, St. Andrews Citizen

Fife - Fife Today Archive

Galloway - Galloway Gazette

Forres - Forres Gazette

Compiled from East Fife Mail, Fife Free Press, Fife Herald, Glenrothes Gazette, St. Andrews Citizen Glasgow

Glasgow - The Herald

Glasgow - Evening Times

North Scotland - The Press and Journal

Here is what a Funeral Obituary, or Resolution Funeral Obituary may look like. This can be printed, copied and used. Resolution Funeral Obituary


There are other places to look. Don't be afraid to take a different approach. Check for
Birth, Marriage and Death Records which may give you similar information you are seeking. For a good database of these kind of records you may have to pay or start a trial basis. For genealogy purposes, this would be well worth your while.

Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes 1837-2004

Immigration Collection