1. First, try using just a last name.
For some papers, we are only able to identify the last name of the deceased within the obituary. So searching on both a last name and first name may not find an obituary or death notice that is available.
2. If you need to narrow your results, try adding a first name.
You can enter the last name and first name in any order. The search engine will retrieve obituaries and death notices that contain both words, regardless of the order in which they appear. When entering first names, keep in mind that variations that might be used -- e.g. William, Bill, Will, etc..
- William Smith
- (William or Bill) Smith
For information about other search capabilities you may wish to use, see Advanced Searching below.