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Obituary Request

Welcome to the Washington State Library’s obituary lookup service!  This service is offered to all WA residents who have a Washington State Library card.  If you need a library card, click here.

Our obituary lookup service utilizes our large collection of Washington newspapers.  If an obituary is found, a scanned copy will be sent to you as an email attachment.

To submit your request, please fill out the form below.  Note that each request/name should be submitted separately and you are limited to five requests per day.  If you need to find the dates and places requested, check out the links on our Vital Records page and our Obituaries page.

Our obituary lookup service is very popular. It may take up to 4 weeks for you to receive a response to your request. We appreciate your patience.

Request Form

All fields are required unless otherwise noted.

First name

Last name

Washington State Library card number (include letter; no spaces)

Email address

Confirm email address

Name of person at time of their death

Date of death (minimum of month and year)

Location of death (city and/or county)

Additional information (optional)