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About the Obituary Database

The Obituary Database is an index of obituaries that appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript (BET), Boston Globe (BG), and the Boston Herald/Herald American (BH). Currently, this database includes obituaries published between 1932 and 1941 and between 1953 and 2010.

If you cannot find who you are looking for in the Obituary Database, there could be several possibilities:

  1. The person did not have a full length obituary. Most of the deceased have only death notices, which are not part of this database.
  2. The date may not have been entered into the database (dates included: 1932 to 1941 and 1953 to 2010). To find an obituary for dates not covered in this database, consult a member of the Research Services staff.

If you have any problems, feel free to consult a member of the Research Services staff at the Boston Public Library. The phone number is: 617-536-5400.

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