Obituary Search Request Service | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Obituary Search Request Service

Let us help you find an obituary

EnlargeSpring Valley Sun Obituary

Sample Obituary: Spring Valley Sun Obituary, 1883

 This obituary for Mrs. Freddie Haas of Wavery, Wisconsin, is a good example of a photocopy of a local newspaper clipping, something you may receive if we find a full obituary for you. To purchase our obituary research services, click the blue "Start Your Order" button on this page.

A new service from the Wisconsin Historical Society: the Obituary Search Request Service.

Let us help you find an obituary in the thousands of newspapers in our collections.

Staff will search for one individual in up to two different newspapers per request. Please note that there is no guarantee an obituary will be found. 

Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful. Also, the amount of information in an obituary we find for you may vary greatly. For example, newspapers in larger cities often contain death notices rather than full obituaries. 

Research Prices:  $15 per request

Wisconsin Historical Society members:  10% discount applied during checkout.

Document Delivery time:
Staff will email results in less than 14 days.

Information needed to start request:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Death (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • County
  • City/Township
  • Notes (please indicate any additional information to help us perform a successful search for you)

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