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Obituary Request

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Staff will search for one individual in up to two different newspapers per request. It is very important to include the date, since most newspapers are not indexed.

As of September 8, 2009, no obituary research service will be offered before the year 1930 in Hennepin or Ramsey county newspapers. This includes newspapers for the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Click on the More Info tab above for details.

Research Prices
  • Minnesota residents: $12
  • Non-Minnesota residents: $15

    Members receive a 10% discount which is applied during Checkout.

    *Important Note: All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
    If you see the An option selection/entry is required! message, it means you did not complete all of the required fields.

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  • In larger cities, particularly Minneapolis and St. Paul, the older daily newspapers did not publish obituaries as they do today. If a death notice was printed, it was more often a notice of only the funeral, and usually no family information was provided. Due to this lack of detail and the frequent inability to locate any information of value for a paid search, the Library limits obituary searching in Hennepin and Ramsey counties to the year 1930 and later.

    If you are searching for an obituary for a pre-1930 death in Hennepin County or Ramsey County, including the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the following options are available to you.

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    Full Name*
    Date of Death* (mm/dd/yyyy)