Request an Obituary Search

The Chester County Library offers a free obituary search for a deceased Chester County resident from the following newspapers on microfilm:

Daily Local News, 1945 to Present
Coatesville Record, 1974 to June 1993
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1970 to Present

We will search one week following the date you provide and will respond within one week of receiving the request.

Obituaries published in the Daily Local News after 2009 may be searched online here.

For a copy of an obituary, please complete the Request an Obituary form.