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Obituaries


Obituaries for persons who lived in Jefferson County are published in one or both of the following publications:

  • Port Townsend - Jefferson County Leader
  • Peninsula Daily News, published in Port Angeles, WA

Members of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society have developed an index of published obituaries. This index includes obituaries from 1871 to present, with some omissions. The index is available at the Jefferson County Genealogical Society Indexes to JCGS Databases.

The Washington State Library offers free Washington obituary look ups. They will do about an hour of research for individuals. To request an obituary, you can email your request to askalibrarian@secstate.wa.gov or you can visit http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx to use one of our other access types - email form, chat, or by phone (360-570-5574).

A group of volunteers has indexed the obituaries published in the Peninsula Daily News. The obituaries are of individuals who lived in Clallam or Jefferson counties. Currently this index includes obituaries from 1969 to 1997 but with some omissions. This index is available on-line at the North Olympic Library System web site.

Another resource is Find-A-Grave. Fairly often a deceased individual's obituary (or biography) has been added to their memorial page.