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Obituaries/Death Notices

The Santa Clara County Library District offers a free search for 3 obituaries per month. More information can be found here:

Before you go to the library or order a search, you should always verify the name and date of death in the California Death Records (1940-1997) and the Social Security Death Index. Sometimes the record will be in only one of these.

* California Death Records

* Social Security Death Index

For suggestions for research you can do yourself and for other sources, see the Obituary and Genealogy link in the Webliographies section.

Document Delivery
The System Reference Center will deliver materials to you upon the receipt of this form with the prepayment information. Please complete and fax the request form below. The System Reference Center will contact you before starting work to verify your request and give you contact information for follow-up.

System Reference Center Document Delivery Form

You will need to have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader on your computer to get these documents. If you do not have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader on your computer, you will need to download this free plug-in first.

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