How do I search for an obituary?

Find local obit information and resources available to help you dig into family history.

Ark Newspaper

Has an archive that goes back to 1979 but it is not indexed. We can check back issues to see if there is an obituary. Alternatively, contact The Ark Newspaper directly and they can search for you

The Ark Newspaper
1550 Tiburon Blvd
Tiburon, CA 94920
[email protected] 

The Landmarks History Collections

Established in 1959 by the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society as an institution for the gathering and conservation of records, artifacts, fine art, photographs and ephemera which chronicles local history. 

Dave Gotz, Landmarks Archivist
1550 Tiburon Blvd, Suite I
Tiburon, CA 94920
[email protected]

Marin Independent Journal

The county daily newspaper offers obituaries online powered by

Marin Independent Journal
4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 301
San Rafael, CA 94903

Anne T. Kent California Room

Request an obit search for a fee from the California Room of our local Marin County Library System. Here is their form for requesting a search. (PDF)

Carol Acquaviva, Digital Archivist 
Marin County Free Library, Civic Center Branch, Anne T. Kent California Room
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427
San Rafael CA 94903


A great place to learn more about your family history. Access available from home during the closure. Available only at the library.