A great place to learn more about your family history.
Available only at the library.
How to find local obit information.
Has an archive that goes back to 1979 but it is not indexed. We can check back issues to see if there is an obituary. Alternatively, contact The Ark Newspaper directly and they can search for you.
The county daily newspaper offers obituaries online powered by Legacy.com
Marin Independent Journal
4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 301
San Rafael, CA 94903
Request an obit search for a fee from the California Room of our local Marin County Library System. Here is their form for requesting a search. (PDF)
Carol Acquaviva, Digital Archivist
Marin County Free Library, Civic Center Branch, Anne T. Kent California Room
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427
San Rafael CA 94903
Offers extensive archives of the San Francisco Chronicle. You can find their procedure for obituary requests here.
The San Francisco History Center Desk has clipping files and related materials covering San Francisco people, places, and events, dating back to Spanish California.
San Francisco History Center
100 Larkin Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, 94102
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