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Request an Obituary

The Clearwater Main Library has microfilm copies of the Clearwater Sun (January 1925-May 1989) and the Saint Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) (1970-present).

Use this form to request an obituary published in either newspaper. Please provide as much information as you have available.

You can expect a response by e-mail with the results of our research within 28 days. There is no charge for this service, but you are welcome to make a donation to the Friends of the Clearwater Public Library should you wish.

  • Please note:
  • Research requests are limited to three per year per person or entity.
  • We cannot research without a date of death and we will only search the paper for the week following that date.
  • Sometimes the information you are seeking may not have been published in the newspaper.

For obituaries published in the St Petersburg Times prior to 1970, please contact the St Petersburg Public Library System.

See our Genealogy Guide for additional research options and advice.

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