The San Francisco Main Library provides a free, five (5) per month, obituary search service.
We perform searches for persons whose obituary appeared in San Francisco newspapers.
We cannot guarantee that we will find the information you request.
To submit a request by mail, you can print this page, complete the Obituary Search Request Form, include a self addressed-stamped envelope, and mail to:
Magazines and Newspapers Center
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
You may wish to consult the Obituary-Related Resources page.
All requests are fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for us to respond to your request.