How do I look up someone who died? Local newspapers, obituary pages, and social media can help you determine whether someone recently died. States and the U.S. government have online death records (sometimes called death indexes) for deaths within the past 50 years or so. To find out if you’re in someone’s will, you may want to visit a probate court.
Can I find out if someone has died? Can you check death records online? Yes, you can. It is generally an easy process, but if you don’t have details about the deceased person, such as their name and date of death (estimate should be okay), it will be more difficult to find out more information such as the cause of death and burial place.
How do I find local obituaries? To search thoroughly for obituaries from past newspaper editions, the best approach is to use a variety of tools including Ancestry’s Obituary Collection, Ancestry’s Historical Newspapers collection, Newspapers.com and offline research through local libraries and newspaper offices.
How do I find out if my husband is in an obituary? Start the paragraph with the deceased’s first name, and then “was preceded in death by:” followed by the list of names. The appropriate immediate family members like wives, husbands, brothers, sisters and parents are customarily listed, but you can add as many names as you wish.