Long Beach Obituary Requests: $20.00 Search Fee per Name
We search for obituaries for individuals who died in Long Beach. Many deaths were never listed in the newspapers. The non-refundable search fee is $20.00 per name when the exact date of death and exact name is known. Make checks payable to LBPL. We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Complete the Obituary Request Form (PDF) and mail it with check payment and a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to:
Long Beach Public Library
Attn: Obituary Search
101 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90822
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 570-7500.
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Historic Long Beach Newspapers
Current and historic newspapers are in our Magazine and Newspaper databases. Historic Long Beach newspapers on microfilm are available to search in person at the Main Library. Learn more about the Long Beach History Collection.
Long Beach History Index Online
The Long Beach History Index has citations for obituaries published in Long Beach newspapers, 1890-1925, and 2001-present. Also indexed are Mottell's Funeral Register 1912-1928 and biographical data on various Long Beach individuals. Search by keyword to start or try a subject search using this format: Biography - Lastname, Firstname. The index contains citations, not necessarily the full-text of an obituary.
LBPL Digital Archive
Search Long Beach high school yearbooks, city directories, and photos in our Digital Archive.
California Death Records
Familysearch.org provides free basic access to California death records (1940-1997).