How To Find An Obituary

Local newspapers:  The Stewart Bell Jr. Archives room has microfilm copies of local newspapers from the late 1780s to the present.  Archives also has 3 reader/printers.  Copies can be printed for 15 cents per page by researchers visiting the Archives.

To request a search for an obituary to be copied and mailed to you, there is a charge of $5.00 plus $2.00 for postage and handling. We will begin our search after we have received your payment. You must provide the exact date, or the month and year of death.  Please use this form for your request. (obituary request form)

There is no overall index to these newspapers.

Obituary Indexing Project:  The Archives room is currently creating a collection of obituaries from local newspapers.  Volunteer John Boyd has copied and filed obituaries beginning with 1896; these are indexed by volunteer Tim Nicodemus.

  • Master Index to All Obituaries 1896-1914 (pdf format; 717Kb)

Funeral Homes:  The Archives has the following collection of records from former funeral homes:

Mt. Hebron Cemetery Records, Winchester, VA (outside link)
Mt. Hebron, one of the largest cemeteries in the area, is beginning to list internments on their website.

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