California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a text-searchable collection and browsable images of newspaper records (citizenship) including obituaries, wedding announcements, anniversaries, and birth announcements.


The obituaries are mixed with biographical news stories. Some obituaries are included from the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register of persons who were natives of Oakland or the Bay Area and died in southern California.


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What Can I Learn from Alameda County Newspaper Records?


The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children
  • Name of cemetery
  • Place of residence
  • Name of newspaper
  • Date of obituary publication
  • Other types of news events


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