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An index from 1875 to 1999
at the Ridgefield Library compiled an
extensive index of obituaries and death notices that
appeared in extant issues of The Press from its
beginning in 1875 through 1999.
In some cases, especially in the 1870s or 1880s, the item indexed may be little more than a listing in the paper of people who died the year before. This is especially true if you see two issue dates and the second one is in January or February. We have no way of telling from the index whether a listing is a full obituary or a brief mention. However, if a birth year is given, odds are it's a full obituary.
supply photocopies of most obituaries for a
fee of $4 each. You must supply the
date the Press issue in which the obituary appears, not
the death date; we cannot search for obituaries based on
a death dates.
include a self-addressed
stamped envelope with your request. Mail requests to
Obituary Reprints, Jack Sanders, 91 Olmstead Lane,
Ridgefield CT 06877. Make checks payable to
Jack Sanders. I can also accept payments via Paypal
(email me for details).