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Obituary Lookup Volunteers
New York


Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • To find the county for your lookup request, use the USA County Lookup.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • If you find a volunteer for your area, use the listing's Email link to send your request directly to him or her.  If you don't find a volunteer, send your request to the mailing list (see OBIT-LOOKUPS-L Mailing List for subscription information).
  • After receiving a lookup, post or publish the obituary or an abstract to help other researchers.
  • Please do not send the same request to more than one volunteer.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Please consider volunteering
for your area, even on a limited basis, because every lookup
helps someone. 
Becoming a Volunteer has more information.



Volunteer listings are by county, with statewide listings last, and related statewide links below.  The areas the volunteer covers and the resources available are listed along with the volunteer's name and e-mail address, and web page if any.  Entries in green are web sites for libraries, newspapers, death records, cemeteries, and genealogical/historical societies.  Many library web sites have information about local obituaries and newspapers. 

County City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Allegany Painted Hills Genealogy Society - Allegany County Index WebPage
Broome   Michael S -
Cattaraugus Painted Hills Genealogy Society - Cattaraugus County Index WebPage
Chautauqua Painted Hills Genealogy Society - Chautauqua County Index WebPage
Chemung Steele Memorial Library. Available newspapers: Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira Advertiser, and other area newspapers, 1835-current. Limit 2 requests per week. Laurie G -
Clinton Plattsburgh Lookups Donald C -
Clinton Plattsburgh - NY Press Republican, Member of NNYACGS, Northern NY American Canadian Genealogical Society Gloria P -
Dutchess Obit Lookups - Poughkeepsie Journal
Limit of 6 request per month
Jeanne I -
Dutchess Poughkeepsie Newspapers (1796-P)
Limit of 5 requests per month
Donna C -
Dutchess Poughkeepsie Public Library - Ask a Librarian WebPage
Erie Obituary Lookups Jamie C -
Kings The Brooklyn Public Library WebPage
Kings Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902) WebPage
Madison SUNY Morrisville College Library Sue G -
Monroe Rochester Bill G -
Monroe Rochester Area Karina B - Sabbatical
New York New York Public Library (No requests during month of September, please!) Barbara B -
New York The New York Times Death Notices (1996-P) - Fee for Full Text WebPage
New York New York City - Public Library
Guide to Obituaries, etc.
WebPage
Niagara Obituary Lookups Jamie C -
Oneida Oneida County Genealogical and Historical Resources (obituaries, deaths, burials) WebPage
Onondaga 1909-P Thomas R -
Ontario Rochester Area Karina B - Sabbatical
Orange Newburgh Free Library - Genealogy & Local History WebPage
Orange Times Herald-Record (9/2000-P) WebPage
Oswego Fulton Casey -
Oswego Limited Coverage Thomas R -
Putnam The Journal News (5/22/1999-P) WebPage
Queens Queens County Sentinel Index (see Webpage), NY Herald 11/1890-02/1891 (see Webpage), NY Herald Death Index 1835-1863, NY Marriages 1750-1800
Requestors - Please specify State, Location, Date and Names for Lookups
Kristina D -
WebPage
Richmond New York Public Library - Staten Island WebPage
Rockland The Journal News (5/22/1999-P) WebPage
Saratoga Saratoga Springs Carol W -
Steuben Painted Hills Genealogy Society - Steuben County Index WebPage
Sullivan Liberty & Surrounding Area/Liberty Register (1937 & 1939) Index of Events Judie V -
Sullivan Roscoe Rockland Review (1894-1942) Judie V -
Sullivan Sullivan County Review (1894-1942) Judie V -
Ulster Kingston/The Daily Freeman Grace O -
Westchester New Rochelle Library (Reasonable Requests Accepted WebPage
Westchester Westchester, N: Peekskill, Croton, Ossining Karen -
Westchester The Journal News (5/22/1999-P) WebPage
Westchester Westchester County Newspaper Project WebPage

New York Links


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or for other comments or questions,
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