Obituaries.com and Archives.com feature free obituary searches online. Obituaries.com is a completely free resource, while Archives.com offers a short-term free trial before requiring a subscription for continued use.
Obituaries.com lets users search newspapers for obituaries within different time frames stretching back to 2000. Users can do general searches, include specific first or last names, use keywords, or search by location within the United States and Canada. Users can also view results by newspaper.
Archives.com looks for name, location and record type. Users can limit results to those that have a physical copy available, and they can also find birth certificates, divorce records and marriage documents through this resource.