Local death reports are available in printed copies and online versions of local newspapers and on online memorial websites such as Legacy.com. The reports are often searchable by name, date and other options.
ObituariesHelp.org offers a directory of newspapers that have obituaries across the United States. The directory is searchable by state and includes links to the newspapers.
Another resource to find local death records are memorial sites. Legacy.com has searchable recent obituaries from the United States and several other countries. Legacy.com allows the user to narrow the search by country, city, state, name and time past since the obituary list date.