Most newspapers have an Obituaries section where readers can find death notices, information about surviving family members, biographical information and other details about a person's life and death. However, not all deaths are reported in the Obituaries section.
Large scale and national publications such as the New York Times often only run obituaries for prominent people. Smaller newspapers, such as town, neighborhood and religious-affiliated newspapers, sometimes contain more detailed information about the citizens of the communities they serve.
Although many obituaries can be found on the Internet, not all are available via the web. The majority of older newspapers that were printed before the advent of the Internet are not yet available in digital format.