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Every successful trip starts with a well-formed plan. An obituary search is no exception. We have created a worksheet for you to use in planning your search strategy. This worksheet follows the research steps outlined in this web site and is free for your use.

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OBITUARY WORKSHEET
Southern California Obituary Resource Project

Name of Deceased: (Put last name in CAPITAL LETTERS)

 

Date of Death:

 

Source of Date of Death Information: (Note - recommend death certificate or transcript)

 

Last Known Address (MUST include street address):

 

Source of Last Known Address Information: (Note - recommend death certificate or transcript)

 

Other family members that may be listed in obituary. (List maiden and married names of females, if known)

 

 

Geographic area to search (community of last known address, plus surrounding communities)

 

 

 

Newspapers that could hold the obituary

Library or libraries that have the newspaper

Queries posted at:

 

 

Lookup requested from:

 

 

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