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Obituary Search Assistance

Free Service

  • The Santa Clara County Library District provides a free, three per month, obituary/death notice search request service.
  • We perform searches only for persons whose obituary appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, or in the local community newspaper for Santa Clara County. Our access to the San Jose Mercury News is from 1886-1922 and from 1984 to present.
  • Please review our newspaper holdings page for specific newspaper titles and dates available to us before submitting your request.
  • We cannot guarantee that we will find the information you request.
  • You may complete the Obituary Search Request Form (below) to submit your request.

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