Obituary Lookup Volunteers - Canada

Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • 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 province, with countrywide listings last, and related countrywide 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. 

Province City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Alberta Early Alberta Newspapers WebPage
Alberta Calgary - Calgary Herald (1883-Present), Calgary Sun (1980-Present)
Edmonton - Edmonton Journal (1976-Present)
Kelly M -
Alberta Camrose (Camrose County GenWeb Coordinator) Barry H -
Alberta Lethbridge/Lethbridge Herald/Lethbridge Public Library
Mountain View Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Archmount Cemetery
Doreen T -
Alberta Medicine Hat Public Library WebPage
British Columbia British Columbia Archives/Birth, Death, Marriage Indexes WebPage
British Columbia Eastern Fraser Valley - Agassiz, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Abbortsford (occasionally only). Will do Obituary Lookups and some Cemetery Photos Michelle K -
British Columbia Kelowna Eileen C -
British Columbia Vancouver - Vancover Newspaper (1980-Present) Kelly M -
British Columbia Most B.C. Newspapers, UVic and B.C. Archives Diana G -
Manitoba Winnipeg - Winnipeg Free Press (1980-Present) Kelly M -
New Brunswick Moncton Bill S -
New Brunswick Obituary Collection (1980-2001) Marie C -
Nova Scotia Digby, The Digby Courier (1880-1980) - NEED at least Year
ONLY Part Of Digby County, Doesn't Cover All of Nova Scotia
Luella M -
Ontario Hamilton and Surrounding Area Jerry W -
Ontario Chatham-Kent Only, Lookups for Obits, Births, Census at the Chatham-Kent Library Janet V -
Ontario Lanark County Gen Web Page
Lanark County - Smith Falls, Rideau Record/Record News (1887-1888)
Ontario Lanark Co, Smith Falls - Rideau Record/Record News (1889-Present) Leah T -
Ontario Personally able to assist in Orangeville, Wiarton, Owen Sound, London, St. Thomas and Strathroy. Website helps with lookups and indexes throughout Ontario.
*** SEE Webpage for Ontario Obits Help ***
Janet J -
Web Site
Ontario York - Toronto Globe & Mail Heather H -
Ontario Manitoulin District - Obits WebPage
Ontario Thunder Bay Lookups Nelly R -
Ontario Toronto - Toronto Newspapers (1980-Present) Kelly M -
Ontario Wellington County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society WebPage
Ontario Wilberforce, Bancroft, Haliburton, and area Debbie B -
Quebec Montreal/Montreal Gazette
LIMIT - 3 Requests Per Two Weeks
Bob H -
Quebec Montreal - Montreal Gazette(English only, 1982-Present) Kelly M -
Quebec Quebec City/Le Soleil (1997-P) Jacques T -
Quebec Sherbrooke/Sherbrooke Record
LIMIT - 3 Requests Per Two Weeks
Bob H -
Quebec Stanstead/The Stanstead Journal
LIMIT - 3 Requests Per Two Weeks
Bob H -
Saskatchewan Southeast Regional Library WebPage
Saskatchewan Lipton/The Regina Leader Post, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, and local newspapers Ralph G -
Saskatchewan Saskatoon Jean-Marc V -
*Countrywide* Family Search.Org - 1881 Census WebPage

Canada 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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