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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.

You may complete the Obituary Search Request Form (below) to submit your request.

  • All requests are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please allow 2-4 weeks for us to respond to your request.
  • We cannot guarantee that we will find the information you request.

Helpful Hints:

<p>graveyard, church, crocus, cemetary</p>

Obituary Search Assistance

  • Name of Deceased:
  • Have you searched
  • Your Information

  • Your Name:
  • Your Email:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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