Obituary-Related Resources

Additional Magazines and Newspapers Center resources for researching people in San Francisco:


To find out when someone was born, try:

  • Early San Francisco newspapers for birth announcements.
  • Individuals may have a citation in the microfiche or bound newspaper index.
  • (Library edition) for birth records.  Available in the Main library and branches only


To find out where someone lived, try:


To find obituary information, try:


The San Francisco History Center has clipping files and related materials covering San Francisco people, places, and events, dating back to Spanish California. Ask at the San Francisco History Center Desk for assistance in locating any of these items.