Obituary Lookup Volunteers - Minnesota

Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • To find the county for your lookup request, use the USA County Lookup.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • If you don't know the exact date for a death from 1906 through 1996, use Minnesota Death Certificate Index - 1906-1996 to find the date of death before you make a request.
  • If you find a volunteer for your area, use the listing's Email link to send your request directly to him or her.  If you don't find a volunteer, send your request to the mailing list (see OBIT-LOOKUPS-L Mailing List for subscription information).
  • After receiving a lookup, post or publish the obituary or an abstract to help other researchers.
  • Please do not send the same request to more than one volunteer.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Please consider volunteering
for your area, even on a limited basis, because every lookup
helps someone.  Becoming a Volunteer has more information.

Volunteer listings are by county, with statewide listings last, and related statewide links below.  The areas the volunteer covers and the resources available are listed along with the volunteer's name and e-mail address, and web page if any.  Entries in green are web sites for libraries, newspapers, death records, cemeteries, and genealogical/historical societies.  Many library web sites have information about local obituaries and newspapers. 

County City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Anoka Anoka County Library WebPage
Anoka Anoka County Union, Coon Rapids Herald, Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life, and other local newspapers. The Anoka County Genealogy Society.
A fax number, or mailing address to send the obit to, must be furnished with the request.
Holly -
Benton Obit Lookups, Cemetery Photos and Surname Lookups Ann W -
Carlton Duluth News Tribune & smaller, local papers Ron F -
Carlton Obituary, census, naturalization/immigration, marriage/birth lookups.  Carlton County Library, Carlton County Historical Society.  Newspapers: Pine Knot (1890-P), News Graphic (approx. 1950-1960), Moose Lake, Barnum, Pine County Journal (1894-1900), Arrowhead, Carlton County Vidette, and others.  State census (every year available except 1890).  Cemetery records. Pat G -
Clay Moorhead & surrounding area Alice E -
Crow Wing Brainerd/Brainerd Dispatch & Smaller Area Newspapers Donna -
Goodhue Goodhue County Historical Society Research Library - Fee for research after the first half-hour WebPage
Goodhue Red Wing Public Library WebPage
Kanabec   Patricia B -
Kandiyohi Willmar - West Central Tribune Helen B -
Marshall Thief River Falls Library - has Obituary Index - use contact information at website WebPage
Martin   Mary A -
McLeod Hutchinson and surrounding area Cathy W -
Meeker Litchfield Newspaper Lookups Only Bill H -
Mille Lacs   Patricia B -
Mower Obits, newspaper articles, other lookups - please ask. Wendy L -
Nobles The Adrian Branch Library - will do lookups WebPage
Norman Make Requests on Volunteer's Website
Obituaries/Limit of 2 Requests per Email
Margit B -
Web Site
Norman Make Requests on Volunteer's Website
Cemetery Listings/Limit of 2 Requests per Email
Margit B -
Web Site
Otter Tail History Museum of East Otter Tail County WebPage
Pennington Thief River Falls Library - has Obituary Index - use contact information at website WebPage
Pine   Jeannie -
Pipestone Pipestone County Museum WebPage
Ramsey St. Paul Public Library - St Paul Obits (1960's - P) Small FEE for Obits WebPage
Ramsey Lookups at the History Center of Saint Paul Lisa C -
Red Lake Thief River Falls Library - has Obituary Index - use contact information at website WebPage
Scott Limit - 2 Requests Per Person Nancy P -
Scott   Betty D -
St. Louis Duluth News Tribune - Obituaries (Last 365 Days) WebPage
St. Louis Duluth Betty B -
St. Louis Duluth News Tribune Ron F -
Stearns Obit Lookups, Cemetery Photos and Surname Lookups Ann W -
Steele Owatonna Mary -
Winona Winona Newspaper Project WebPage
*Statewide* Lookups - obits, naturalizations & death certificates at the Minnesota History Center Barb J -

Minnesota Links

To volunteer to do lookups in your area,
for questions about the mailing list,
for help with obit requests,
to report a broken link,
or for other comments or questions,
contact us.

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