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Obituary search requests

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Obituary search requests

  • The Grosvenor Room of the B&ECPL provides an obituary/death notice search service.
  • The exact date of death (MONTH, DAY, YEAR) is required.
  • We can check our local newspapers on microfilm for 5 days after the date of death. 
  • The search fee (per name) is $10 for Erie County residents; $25 for non-Erie County residents. The fee applies if a notice was not published and cannot be found.
  • A photocopy of the notice will be mailed to you along with an invoice for payment.
  • Please allow 3 business days for processing. 

Helpful tips

  • There is no guarantee that an obituary article was published.  It is more likely that a small, brief “death notice” was published.  If found, we will provide this instead.
  • If you don’t know the exact date of death, see the Obituary information in our FAQs

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If you are a resident of Erie County, NY, the search fee (per name) is $10.  The fee is $25 for non-Erie County residents. The search fee applies if a notice was not published and cannot be found.  By submitting this form, you agree to pay the correct fee.