Requesting obituaries through Sonoma County Library
Staff will research these as time permits, and will send you their results within a month. Because of the high volume of obituary inquiries we receive, we may need to limit the number of active requests per patron at any given time.
You can email your request to Ask a Librarian
Send your request to:
You may obtain a person’s death date over the phone by contacting the Sonoma County Clerk’s office at 707-565-2645.
While we do not charge for this service, donations are welcome.
It is also possible to conduct a free search for obituary notices by name on the Press Democrat obituaries page.
If you have a significant number of requests or are under time constraints, you may want to consider contacting the Sonoma County Genealogical Society or the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library for the name of a professional researcher.
You are invited to come into any one of our branch libraries for assistance with obituary searches.