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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.
Books Indexing Obituaries
New York Times Obituaries Index
Call Number: Index CT213 .N47 1969-78; 1858-1968; 1969-1978