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Find a Santa Clara County Obituary

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Find a Santa Clara County Obituary

Try these digital newspapers found on the library’s website.  They are free with your Santa Clara City Library card:

  • San Jose Mercury News covering June 1, 1985, to the present
  • San Jose Mercury and Evening News Historical Archives covering 1884-1922

Need another year or it wasn’t there?

Go to the San Jose Public Library 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose and search their complete run of historic San Jose newspapers on microfilm.

Not local?  Inconvenient?

  • Use your local library’s Interlibrary Loan service to order microfilm of the San Jose Mercury News and other California newspapers (some back to 1850) from the California State Library

The Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society offers a $10 per name search service

  • Email:
  • Visit: Choose Research
  • Write to the Society at: Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Attention: Research Consultant. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope
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