Obituary Request Information
Finding obituaries is easiest when you know the date and place of death. If you do not have a specific death date, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at Newton City Hall. Please know that not all people have obituaries published.
Please see the “Introduction, FAQ, and Obituary” section on the Local History page for more information about Newton, MA obituaries.
Ancestry Library Edition Includes U.S. Census Records from 1790-1940, the Immigration Collection of NY, San Francisco Passenger Lists, and more. *Access outside the Newton Free Library graciously permitted by the vendor until December 31, 2021.
Online Massachusetts Death Records & Indexes Organized by county, each link is annotated, describing scope and advising about any limitations. There are 46 links for Massachusetts records and related information, plus information about writing for copies of vital records.
Family Search A free databases with billions of family records.
Massachusetts Death Index 1970 – 2003 From death records you can discover a place and a date. Then you can check for local newspapers published around that period. If you have no luck online, check with the public library in that town or city.