Re: finding obituaries #general

Fred Half


If you are looking in any city or community with a reasonably sized Jewish community (especially Western European based) there is/was a weekly Jewish newspaper (I am familiar with those in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cincinnati). Many have been digitized and and are free (at least those I am familiar with). Not only do they give obituaries, but also, Bar Mitzvah announcements, engagements and weddings, and the social, political, and educational activities of the various synagogues in the area. A fascinating resource especially if you don't mind going down rabbit holes for related information.

Fred Half
Palo Alto, CA

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