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Old 07-22-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I have several relatives who retired to Arizona and died there. I haven't had any luck in locating obituaries for any of them. Anyone have a good website or other source to turn to?

Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:28 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Have you Googled their full name with the word obituary?

Lots of newspapers have obits online these days, especially for the past several years. Some of them are archived online and available indefinitely.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I've tried that, but these would be older listings. I'm looking for one from circa 1990 and another from 1977. I've had no luck with Google.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Not surprising that far back.

Maybe contact the local paper or library then. I've had a library mail me copies of obits from the local papers from the early 1900s to late 1800s, so look into who might have the records locally.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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I have a membership to genealogybank.com, and I'm willing to share the wealth. If you DM me the names and approximate death dates, I can look them up for you. Of if there seems to be a lot, you'll at least be able to decide if joining yourself is worth it.
Here are all the Arizona newspapers they say they have.

CityTitleDate RangeCollection
Apache JunctionEast Mesa Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apache JunctionChandler Independent10/20/2010 – 3/30/2011Recent Obituaries
Apache JunctionQueen Creek Independent1/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Arizona CityArizona City Independent5/31/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BensonSan Pedro Valley News-Sun1/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bullhead CityMohave Valley Daily News10/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeTri-Valley Dispatch11/15/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Casa GrandeCasa Grande Dispatch5/13/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cave CreekSonoran News9/1/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeCoolidge Examiner1/9/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoolidgeFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune6/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DouglasDouglas Dispatch9/24/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EloyEloy Enterprise1/9/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FlagstaffArizona Daily Sun5/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GilbertGilbert Independent10/20/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendalePeoria Times1/17/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlendaleGlendale Star12/13/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Green ValleyGreen Valley News & Sun5/9/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Green ValleySahuarita Sun2/8/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KearnyCopper Basin News9/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaricopaMaricopa Monitor12/23/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaricopaCommunicator10/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NogalesMonitor9/5/1890 – 9/5/1890Newspaper Archives
NogalesNogales International12/18/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixWeekly Phoenix Herald1/2/1896 – 6/22/1899Newspaper Archives
PhoenixWeekly Republican6/29/1899 – 3/7/1901Newspaper Archives
PhoenixNorth Scottsdale Independent1/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixTown of Paradise Valley Independent1/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PhoenixArizona Informant5/4/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrescottPrescott Evening Courier1/5/1891 – 6/30/1908Newspaper Archives
PrescottWeekly Journal Miner1/10/1866 – 12/27/1899Newspaper Archives
SaffordEastern Arizona Courier2/27/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
San ManuelSan Manuel Miner3/26/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sierra VistaSierra Vista Herald4/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SonoitaBulletin1/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City-Youngtown Independent1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySun City West Independent1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CityPeoria Independent1/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sun CitySurprise Independent1/2/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SuperiorSuperior Sun9/12/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TombstoneTombstone Prospector1/1/1889 – 6/30/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneWeekly Tombstone Epitaph5/1/1880 – 6/25/1899Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Epitaph7/20/1880 – 11/30/1890Newspaper Archives
TombstoneTombstone Epitaph Prospector7/24/1880 – 8/12/1895Newspaper Archives
TombstoneDaily Tombstone3/21/1885 – 12/7/1886Newspaper Archives
TombstoneArizona Kicker12/6/1893 – 2/28/1894Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucson Daily Citizen7/5/1882 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
TucsonTucsonense3/17/1915 – 11/1/1931Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Weekly Star5/3/1877 – 10/7/1882Newspaper Archives
TucsonAmigos5/8/1975 – 12/21/1977Newspaper Archives
TucsonFronterizo1/9/1892 – 12/17/1892Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Citizen and Weekly Tribune10/15/1870 – 7/29/1876Newspaper Archives
TucsonDos Republicas8/23/1879 – 10/18/1879Newspaper Archives
TucsonAlianza8/23/1900 – 10/18/1900Newspaper Archives
TucsonFerrocarril5/17/1885 – 5/17/1885Newspaper Archives
TucsonIris6/19/1886 – 6/19/1886Newspaper Archives
TucsonArizona Daily Star1/3/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TucsonExplorer1/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VailVail Sun3/24/2007 – 12/2/2008Recent Obituaries
WickenburgWickenburg Sun11/17/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WilcoxArizona Range News1/10/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Window RockNavajo Times10/16/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YumaSun5/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I PMed you. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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PMd you back with the lack of hits.

I checked the date ranges for the Phoenix-area newspapers they have, and it's 3 small Phoenix papers 2008-current, and 2 Phoenix papers 1896-1901. Your people didn't make either of those tiny windows to get onto Genealogybank. But never fear, they say the are adding new archives every day and over 2 million new records just added! Right, that's how they got me to pay for another stinkin' year.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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This site is free, with some obscure out of print newspapers across the country. I've found it to be hit-and-miss. Newspapers by State - Historical Newspapers Online - Guides at Penn Libraries
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:32 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Library of Congress has a site that focuses on really old papers: Chronicling America Library of Congress
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