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FYW: Finding Your Life Purpose: Find Biographical Information

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Biographies in the Catalog

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Biographical Info by Region

Newspapers

Finding obituaries in newspapers

Many of our historical and current newspapers will have a specific search just for obituaries.  Look for a link to an obituary search, or for a place to select "obituary" under document type.  If the figure you are seeking is less known, many local community papers have databases with archival obituary searches.

Example of selecting obituary in database