New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

Obituary Index Search

The Obituary Index includes over 135,000 obituaries and death notices from 1751 through 1927, and 1968 through February 28, 2014. Other years are included; however, they are not complete.

First Name
Middle or Maiden Name
Last Name

Click on the Newspaper name or abbreviation to learn more about that newspaper.

Helpful Hints: To find all obituaries for a given surname, enter a name in the Last Name box and leave the First Name and the Middle/Maiden Name search boxes blank. Redo the search with a name in the Middle/Maiden Name box, leaving the First Name and Last Name boxes blank. Also be sure to check other spellings (i.e. Smith, Smyth, Smythe) and abbreviations (i.e. Geo., Jno., Jas., Thos. and Wm.).

Regular Obituary Index Search About the Obituary Index
(including how to order obituaries found in the index)
Advanced Obituary Index Search
(allows searching by Year, results are alphabetical)
Advanced Obituary Index Search
(allows searching by Year, results are chronological)

Created: January 17, 2002. Updated: March 10, 2014