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ProQuest Obituaries: About

A guide to all aspects of ProQuest Obituaries including content, searching, and viewing results.

Publication Coverage

ProQuest Obituaries offers obituaries dating as far back as 1851 from the following historic newspapers:

- Atlanta Constitution (1868-1922)

- Boston Globe (1872-1922)

- Chicago Defender (1921-1975)

- Chicago Tribune (1852-1984)

- Los Angeles Times (1881-1984)

- New York Times (1851-1994)

- Washington Post (1877-1950)

What is ProQuest Obituaries?

ProQuest Obituaries offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers. An obituary is often the only biographical sketch that was ever devoted to an individual and can provide valuable clues that significantly advance genealogical research. This wholly unique database provides both novice and expert researchers from all regions of the U.S. valuable clues about their ancestors, including proper full name, maiden name, spousal information, relatives’ names, occupation, religion, cause of death, and more. Its intuitive interface allows users to search by name, date, and keyword with additional wildcard searching for name variations.