The New Bedford Free Public Library is pleased to offer an obituary index of our Standard Times collection from 1969-current. The indexes are listed alphabetically by last name and maiden name. The listed date and page number correspond with our Standard Times microfilm collection. If you would like to request a digital copy of an obituary please send your request to nbmref@sailsinc.org. You may also view the microfilm on your own during regular library hours.

Years Available:

1969-1974_A-K

1969-1974 -L-Z

1975-1978_A-K

1975-1978_L-Z

1979-1982_A-K

1979-1982_L-Z

1983-1985 1986 1987
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999_A-Z

1999_Maiden

2000-A-Z

2000_Maiden

2001_A-Z

2001_Maiden

2002_A-Z

2002_Maiden

2003 2004_A-Z

2004_Maiden

2005_A-Z

2005_Maiden

2006 2007 2008 2009_A-Z

2009_Maiden

2010 2011_A-Z

2011_Maiden

2012_A-Z

2012_Maiden

2013_A-Z

2013_Maiden

2014_A-Z

2014_Maiden

2015_A-Z

2015_Maiden

2016_A-Z

2016_Maiden

2017_A-Z

2017_Maiden

2018_A-Z

2018_Maiden

2019_A-Z

2019_Maiden

2020_A-Z

2020_Maiden

2021_A-Z

2021_Maiden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Services Policy

The Information Services Department at the New Bedford Free Public Library is pleased to provide a free 30-minute Quick Search to attempt to answer your questions about our special collections, area history, and obituaries (published in local newspapers 1829-present). Requests for copies of newspaper articles must be accompanied by specific dating. An unspecified span of time is outside of the reference services we can provide.

Requests are answered in the order in which they are received. Please see below timeline for requests:
Obituaries from 1829-1968 – 5-7 business days
Obituaries from 1969-Present- 3-5 business days

Our goal is to answer all questions as quickly as possible given the time and staffing available to us. For more extensive queries and requests, we will advise you as to whether the Library has the necessary materials for you to use, direct you to other sources of information, or to an Independent Researcher for further assistance. Obituary requests are limited to three (3) per year per person.