Obituary Requests

To request an obituary search, provide the name of the deceased and the date of death (please be as accurate as possible) on the form below. Archives staff will search microfilm of local newspapers and mail the obituary or death notice to your home. 

Obituary requests cost $5.00 per individual name. There is an additional fee of $3.00 for postage and handling. Payment details are below. 

If you have any questions regarding your research request please email or call (540) 662-9041, ext. 17.


To make an obituary request, fill out the research request form and return to the Archives with payment. Payment details are below. There are two ways to access and complete the form:

1.  Use the online form at the bottom of this web page and press the submit button at the end of the form. A copy of your request will be sent to the email address you entered on the form.

2.  Download the form as a  as a PDF via this link. Once completed, the form should be mailed with payment to
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
P. O. Box 58
Winchester, Virginia 22604


Payment may be made by check or by credit and debit cards via PayPal.

Checks should be made payable to WFCHS Archives and mailed to:

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
P. O. Box 58
Winchester, Virginia 22604

Click on the PayPal link below to pay online. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use PayPal. Enter the total cost of your request, including postage and handling, into the price field and click on continue. You may log on to your PayPal account, or, if you wish to pay by credit or debit card click on the link to  select "Pay with credit or debit card."




Fill out the fields below with as much detail as possible. 

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Calculate cost of obituaries (number of obituaries x $5.00)

Add $3.00 for postage and handling and calculate total cost of request.