Free Online Canada Obituaries and Obituary Indexes

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historical newspapers is to find obituaries.  Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not found anywhere else.

So not only can we search old newspapers for these gems, but we sometimes can get transcriptions and clippings and also get directed to the location of the obituaries from obituary indexes. 

Here are alternative means to newspaper searching to find obituary information, listed by the link to each province’s list of free links. Please be aware that if you find a desired obituary in an index, the holder of the actual obituary (e.g., library or genealogical society) may charge a small fee to send you a copy of the obituary itself.

Just click on your desired province to see all the obituary collections available for free.

(Updated November 2022)

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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