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America's Obituaries & Death Notices

Comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Each obituary or death notice is indexed by the name of the deceased person. In addition, the text of each obituary or death notice is searchable, making it easy to find just what you're looking for using a place of residence, occupation, names of family members or other personal information (institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.) For obituaries from the Greenville News, please check the library's online obituary index.

Ancestry Library

Genealogical research service includes 2,500 subscription and free databases containing millions of family names. Full-text records and indexes, digitized images of census records, periodical indexes, Social Security death index, obituaries, vital records, public records and Ancestry World Tree. Available only at library locations.


The Fold3 collections (formerly Footnote.com) feature documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. In addition to hosting millions of records, Footnote.com creates an environment where members can share their content and insights, ranging from major historical events to personal accounts and family histories. Available only at library locations.

HeritageQuest Online

Census data, family records and local histories. Every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.