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Newspaper Obituaries

Name & URL
Description
Fee?
A website that allows searches of newspapers by name, location and date-of-death. The subscription fee is lower for subscribers to Ancestry.com.
Yes

HeritageQuest Newspapers search

Search of Newspapers.com. Need a TLCPL card.

No
(w/TLCPLcard)

Searches can be done of the Toledo Blade newspaper and some of notations of death in the Toledo city directory.
Fuzzy searches are possible by partial forename, partial surname, & year-of-death. Age, address, and spouse can be used, but these are not always populated. Address is sometimes useful to find other family members deaths.
No

Toledo Blade search #2

Searches can be done of the Toledo Blade newspaper and some of notations of death in the Toledo city directory. Ancestry.com.

yes

Google scanned newspapers - just Toledo Blade.
Use the Blade search above first to find the date, then search the pages for the obituary symbol on the top left. Sometimes, there is no obituary, in those cases, check the death notices at the start of classified ads. Sometimes, the paper dates is combined with the previous paper or the following paper. Finally, if an early paper, the obit is hard to find, but TLCPL will do a search for you (request form is online),
No
Google scanned newspapers - just NewsBee
Browse the paper if the exact death date is known between 1900-1949.
Jan 1, 1900 - May 23, 1903 (972 issues)
Sunday paper Jul 8, 1901 - Sep 30, 1903 (195 issues)
Oct 1, 1903 - Jul 9, 1949 (8,930 issues)
No
Obituaries are sometimes attached to memorials. They may be hidden if many images are attached, so may need to open all images. Search by name and year-of-death in the on-line burial database. Type "Lucas County, OH" for cemetery location.
No



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