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Obituary Search Request Service

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Obituary Search Request Service | Wisconsin Historical Society
EnlargeSpring Valley Sun Obituary

Sample Obituary: Spring Valley Sun Obituary, 1883

 This obituary for Mrs. Freddie Hase 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.

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

Staff will spend up to 30 minutes per request.  They will search up to 2 different newspapers if the article is not found in the first newspaper.  The search includes up to 7 issues of a daily paper or 4 issues of a weekly paper.

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 2 to 4 weeks.

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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