Massachusetts Obituaries online lists obituary collections and death notices from libraries, newspaper publishers, transcribed collections, and others with published information related to the death of an individual such as:

 

    • Name of the deceased person

    • Age of deceased person at the time of death

    • Birth date and place

    • Death date and place

    • Names of parents, spouse, and/or relatives

    • Residence of the deceased person

    • Biographical information such as occupation, religion, social activities

    • Name of the newspaper and the date and place of publication

    • Mortuary or undertaker or funeral home

 

This is a preliminary listing and the key is not current.

 

Also see:

Massachusetts Birth Records online

Massachusetts Marriage and Divorce Records online

Massachusetts Death Records online

Massachusetts Substitute Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online

Massachusetts Funeral Home Records online

 

 

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Massachusetts obituaries online at the federal level

US – Obituaries – HeritageHub collection of obituaries and death notices all 50 states, 1704-present, at NB$

US – Obituaries – Current Obituaries, at CO

US – Obituaries – United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011, index links to images, at FS

US – Obituaries – United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014, index & images, at FS

US – Obituaries – Obituary Daily Times Searchable Index, at RW

US – Obituaries – United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012, index & images, at FS

US – Obituaries – Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014, index links to images, at FS

US – Obituaries – Tributes.com, MH$

US – Obituaries – U.S., American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Obituaries, 1899-2012, at Anc$

US – Obituaries – U.S., Selected Jewish Obituaries, 1948-2002, at Anc$

US – Obituaries – U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, at Anc$

US – Obituaries – United States Obituary Notices, at FMP$

US – Obituaries – U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018, at Anc$

US – Obituaries – Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2016, at Anc$

US – Obituaries – The United Methodist Church Annual Conference Journal Memoirs Index, at GCAH

US – Obituaries – US Obituaries 1990s-present, at TA

US – Current Obituaries – Online Obituaries, at Arc$

 

 

State level Massachusetts Obituaries online

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Death notice of Capt. Samuel Whitmore, at FS

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Index of obituaries in Boston newspapers, 1704-1800, at FS

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts obituaries, 1987-2014, at FS

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution whose deaths were reported in “Boston Recorder and Telegraph” 1827 and 1828, at FS

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Williams obituary report, 1865-1875, at FS

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Index of obituaries in Massachusetts centinel and Columbian centinel, 1784-1840, v1-v5, at HT

Massachusetts – Obituaries – USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project Massachusetts, at USGWA

Massachusetts – Obituaries – African-American Cemeteries and Obituaries, at BC

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Misc Obituaries, at MCO

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Misc Obituaries, at UMA

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Obituary Search, at OA$

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Obituaries, at OC

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Obituary and Death Notice Archive, at GL

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Obituaries 2000-present, at L

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Genealogy Bank Obituaries, at GBk

Massachusetts – Obituaries – Massachusetts Obituaries, at GB

Massachusetts – Current Obituaries – Massachusetts Obituaries at Funeral.com

Massachusetts – Newspapers – Massachusetts Newspapers, at Anc$ 

Massachusetts – Newspapers – Newspaper Abstracts Massachusetts, at NAb$

Massachusetts – Newspapers – NewspaperArchive, at NA$

Massachusetts – Newspapers – Historical Newspapers in Massachusetts, at N$

 

 

 

County level Massachusetts Obituaries online

Barnstable County – Obituaries – Barnstable County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Barnstable County – Obituaries – Cape Cod Obituaries ca. 1842-1846, MAGWA

Barnstable County – Newspapers – The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, at DL (obituary search capability)

Barnstable County – Newspapers – Sturgis Library’s Digital Newspaper Archive 1830-2017, at SL (obituary search capability)

Berkshire County – Obituaries – Berkshire County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Berkshire County – Obituaries – Berkshire County Newspaper Index with Obits, at MAGW

Bristol County – Obituaries – Bristol County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Dukes County – Obituaries – Dukes County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Essex County – Obituaries – Essex County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Franklin County – Obituaries – Franklin County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Franklin County – Obituaries – Franklin County News Archive Obituaries, at FCPA

Franklin County – Obituaries – Franklin Obituaries 2001, MAGWA

Hampden County – Obituaries – Hampden County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Hampden County – Newspapers – Digital Archives of The Westfield Athenaeum, at AA (obituary search capability)

Hampshire County – Obituaries – Hampshire County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Hampshire County – Obituaries – Belchertown Obituaries 2001, MAGWA

Middlesex County – Obituaries – Middlesex County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Nantucket County – Obituaries – Nantucket County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Norfolk County – Obituaries – Norfolk County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Plymouth County – Obituaries – Plymouth County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Plymouth County – Obituaries – Plymouth County Genealogists Obituary Index 1984-2002, at PCG – fee/members only

Suffolk County – Obituaries – Suffolk County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

Suffolk County – Obituaries – Cambridge Obituaries 2001, MAGWA

Worcester County – Obituaries – Worcester County Obituaries and Death Notices, at GTHG

 

 

 

City level Massachusetts Obituaries online

Acton – Obituaries – Acton Civil War Obituaries and Death Notices, at AML

Acton – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Acton Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Adams – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Adams Free Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Agawam – Newspapers – Agawam Advertiser from 1971 to 2018, at IA (select a paper, use search for obituaries)

Agawam – Newspapers – Agawam Citizen from 1974 to 1975, at IA (select a paper, use search for obituaries)

Agawam – Newspapers – Agawam Independent from 1961 to 1972, at IA (select a paper, use search for obituaries)

Agawam – Newspapers – Agawam News from 1967 to 1970, at IA (select a paper, use search for obituaries)

Agawam – Newspapers – Southwick/Suffield Advertiser/News from 1981-1983, at IA (select a paper, use search for obituaries)

Amesbury – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the The Amesbury Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Amherst – Obituaries – John Donovan Strong, Scientist (March 1993 Newsletter)

Ashburnham – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Stevens Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Attleboro – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Attleboro Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Attleboro – Newspapers – Sun Chronicle Obituaries 2000-present, at TSC

Barnstable – Obituaries – The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, at DL (obituary search capability)

Barnstable – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Belchertown – Obituaries – Belchertown Obituaries 2001, MAGWA

Belmont – Obituaries – Belmont Herald Obituary Index, 1945-1988, at BePL

Beverly – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Boxford Town Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Boston – Obituaries – Boston Obituary Database ca. 1932-2010, at BPL

Boston – Obituaries – Congregational Library & Archives Obituary Database, at CLA

Boston – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Rapides Parish Library, LA, at AA (obituary search capability)

Boston – Newspapers – Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800, at FS

Boston – Obituaries – Deaths in Many Places Reported in the Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1827 & 1828, at FS

Boston – Obituaries – Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800, at FS

Boston – Vital Records – Obituaries, at FS

Boston – Obituaries – Reminiscences of John Howard Payne, at FS

Boston – Obituaries – The Boston Jewish Advocate Obituary Database, at JG

Bourne – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Boxford – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Boxford Town Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Brookline – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Brookline Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Cambridge – Obituaries – Necrology of Alumni of Harvard College, at FS

Cambridge – Newspapers – Cambridge Public Library Newspaper Collection 1846-2015, at CPL (obituary search capability)

Cambridge – Obituaries – Cambridge Obituaries 2001, MAGWA

Cape Cod – Obituaries – Cape Cod Obituaries ca. 1842-1846, MAGWA

Cape Cod – Vital Records – Genealogical Notes of Cape Cod families, at IA (browse for death records)

Cape Cod – Newspapers – Chatham Monitor & The Cape Cod Chronicle Historical Collection, at EPL (obituary search capability)

Chatham – Newspapers – Chatham Monitor & The Cape Cod Chronicle Historical Collection, at EPL (obituary search capability)

Chelmsford – Obituaries – Chelmsford Newsweekly and Chelmsford Independent Obituary Index 1940-1993, at CPL

Concord – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Tewksbury Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Dennis – Obituaries – The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, at DL (obituary search capability)

Fairhaven – Newspapers – The Fairhaven Star, at TML (obituary search capability)

Fall River – Obituaries – Fall River Herald News Obituary Index ca. 1928-2012, at FRPL

Falmouth – Obituaries – The Falmouth Enterprise Obituary Index 1960-2022, at FGS

Falmouth – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Falmouth – Newspapers – Falmouth Enterprise Historic Newspapers, at FPL (obituary search capability)

Falmouth – Newspapers – Falmouth Enterprise Historic Newspapers 1896-2017, at FPL (obituary search capability)

Feeding Hills – Newspapers – Southwick/Suffield Advertiser/News from 1981-1983, at IA (select a paper, use search for obituaries)

Fitchburg – Obituaries – Robert S. Strong, 68, Was FSC Professor (March 1993 Newsletter), at FS

Fitchburg – Obituaries – Fitchburg Sentinel Obituary Index,  ca. 1941-2021, at FA

Foxboro – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Mansfield Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Franklin – Obituaries – Franklin Obituaries 2001, MAGWA

Georgetown – Newspapers – Georgetown Digital Newspaper Archive, at GPL (obituary search capability)

Holbrook – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Holbrook Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Hudson – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Hudson Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Hyannis – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Ipswich – Obituaries – Ipswich Obituary Index 1837-2020, at IPL

Lawrence – Obituaries – Index of Obituary and Biographical Scrapbooks (1880-1916) Lawrence, MA (PDF), at LPL

Lee – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of The Lee Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Leominster – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Leominster Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Lincoln – Obituaries – Lincoln Public Library Obituary Database 1959-present, at LPL

Lincoln – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Lincoln Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Lowell – Obituaries – Center for Lowell History Obituaries Index 1934-1962, at UMLL

Lynn – Obituaries – Lynn Item Newspaper Obituary Search 1995-present, at LyPL

Manchester – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Manchester Public Library & The Manchester Cricket, at AA (obituary search capability)

Mansfield – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Mansfield Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Marblehead – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Abbot Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Martha’s Vineyard – Death Notices – Index to Death and Marriage Notices in the Vineyard Gazette 1884 – 1939 A – M, at MVM

Martha’s Vineyard – Death Notices – Index to Death and Marriage Notices in the Vineyard Gazette 1884 – 1939 L – Z, at MVM

Martha’s Vineyard – Death Notices – Index of Death Notices in the Vineyard Gazette 1850 – 1875, at MVM

Middleborough – Newspapers – Middleborough Gazette Newspaper index 1852-1954, at MidPL 

Millers Falls – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Wheeler Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

New Bedford – Obituaries – New Bedford Standard-Times Obituary Indexes 1969-2009, at IA

New Bedford – Newspapers – New Bedford Local News Index, 1792-1889, at NBL

Newburyport – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Newburyport Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

North Attleboro – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Mansfield Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

North Reading – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Flint Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Northefield – Newspapers – Northfield Newspapers, at IA (use IA search for obituaries)

Norwood – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Morrill Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Orange – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Wheeler Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Orleans – Newspapers – The Cape Codder Archive 1946-2001, at SL

Oxford – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Oxford Free Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Plymouth – Newspaper – Plymouth Cordage News 1-6 (1945 to 1950) and volumes 9-10 (1953 to 1954), at IA

Provincetown – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Provincetown Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Randolph – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Turner Free Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Revere – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Revere Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Sagamore – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Sandwich – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Scituate – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Scituate Town Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Sharon – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Sharon Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Sheffield – Newspapers – Sheffield Times Historic Newspapers, at IA (obituary search capability)

Stoneham – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Stoneham Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Taunton – Newspapers – ???

Tewksbury – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Tewksbury Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Topsfield – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Boxford Town Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Topsfield – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Flint Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Turners Falls – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Montague Public Libraries, at AA (obituary search capability)

Wareham – Newspapers – Digital Archives of the Sandwich Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Westfield – Newspapers – Digital Archives of The Westfield Athenaeum, at AA (obituary search capability)

Westford – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of The J.V. Fletcher Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Wilbraham – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Wilbraham Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Williamstown – Obituaries – Williamstown Obituary Requests, at WHM – fee

Winchendon – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Beals Memorial Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Woburn – Newspapers – The Digital Archives of the Tewksbury Public Library, at AA (obituary search capability)

Woburn – Newspapers – Woburn Public Library Newspaper Indexes, at WPL (obituary search capability)

Yarmouth – Newspapers – Yarmouth Library’s Barnstable Patriot and Register Digital Newspaper Archive, at YTL

Yarmouth – Obituaries – The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, at DL (obituary search capability)

 

Also see: 

Massachusetts Substitute Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online

Massachusetts Vital Records Comparison Chart

Massachusetts Birth Records online

Massachusetts Marriage and Divorce Records online

Massachusetts Death Records online

Massachusetts Cemetery Records online

Massachusetts Obituaries online

Massachusetts Funeral Home Records online

Massachusetts Biographies online

Massachusetts Census Records online

Massachusetts City Directories online

Massachusetts Court Records online

Massachusetts Government Records online

Massachusetts History online

Massachusetts Immigration Records online

Massachusetts Land Records & Maps online

Massachusetts Military Records online

Massachusetts Minority Records online

Massachusetts Naturalization Records online

Massachusetts Orphan Records online

Massachusetts Probate Records online

Massachusetts Public Records online

Massachusetts School Records online

Massachusetts Surnames online

Massachusetts Tax Records online

Massachusetts Voting Records online

Massachusetts Yearbooks online

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