Besides death certificates, two other death-related sources provide clues about about your ancestors: obituaries and funeral home records. Use these sites to help you dig up new information about the departed:
Publishes funeral notices similar to those submitted by funeral homes to newspapers. It’s a free service, but the funeral home must send the notice for inclusion in the database.
Locate cemeteries and funeral homes, as well as search for obituaries. The database of funeral homes was compiled from The National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors.
Locates, categorizes and presents obituaries online. The Obituary Links Page is arranged by state and county, with thousands of links to online obituaries, cemetery transcriptions and death notices.
Obituary Daily Times
Lists not only newspapers that are being indexed, but those that are in need of indexers. If the newspaper has a Web site, there will be a link to it.
A community of researchers from all over the world willing to look up obituaries for free.
Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA
Links to online death indexes and databases from all over the country.