New York Times Obituaries Index, 1858 - 1968
This digitized index includes all the names entered under the heading "Deaths" in the issues of The New York Times Index from September 1858 through December 1968.
Each entry includes the following information for each obituary:
- Name of the deceased (as well as title, pseudonym, or nickname if any)
- Section (if any)
- Page and column
Once an entry is found, researchers may locate the obituary in the New York Times Article Archive
The introduction to The New York Times Obituaries Index notes "Entries are made for news stories only, not for paid notices. Entries for stories other than the obituaries themselves, such as stories about the funeral, memorial services, estate accounting and the like, are included in many cases, and appear in parentheses between the name and the date reference for the obituary."
This digital collection exists as a series of fully-searchable, high-quality PDF files. To allow the files to load quickly for all users, we have broken up this 1,100+ page file alphabetically.
NYG&B members can search or browse each PDF file by clicking on the links in the table below. Each letter includes a link to the full introduction and key to abbreviations.
To search each PDF file, click the magnifying glass at the top of the PDF viewer:
These documents are a digitzed version of the publication The New York Times Obituaries Index 1958 - 1968 published in 1970 by The New York Times Company. Permission has been granted for the NYG&B to digitize the book's contents and publish the material on newyorkfamilyhistory.org