Massachusetts Newspapers.
Online Indexed Obituaries.

  • This is a list of known online newspaper obituaries in Massachusetts.

  • Finding obituaries for your Massachusetts genealogy research can be a goldmine of information.

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Online Daily Newspaper Obituaries (Listed By County)


Berkshire Eagle November 1999 - Present Full Index


New Bedford Standard TimesMay 1995 - PresentFull Index

Dukes (Martha's Vineyard)

Vineyard Gazette1850 -1863Marriage Index
Vineyard Gazette1884 -1939Marriage & Deaths
Vineyard Gazette1850 -1875Deaths


Gloucester Daily TimesOne-week of archives*Full Index
Newburyport Daily NewsOne-week of archives*Full Index
Salem Evening NewsOne-week of archives*Full Index


Acton Beacon

Online Obituaries

Arlington Advocate Online Obituaries
Belmont Citizen-Herald Online Obituaries
Cambridge Chronicle Online Obituaries
Lexington News Online Obituaries
Lowell Sun Online Obituaries


Boston Globe1872 - PresentFull Index** 
Boston GlobeRecent Obituaries 
Boston GlobeToday's Death NoticesOne Day Only
**Obituaries included; but NOT death notices; no fee to search but fees apply to retrieve full article. A terrific resource!!!
Boston HeraldLast two - three days 


Fitchburg Sentinel & EnterpriseRecent ObituariesFull Index
Worcester Telegram & Gazette@ 1999 up to Present


Published Newspaper Obituary Indexes (Available at Boston Public Library)

Suffolk (Boston)

Daily Advertiser1875 -1884Obituaries
Courant1721 -1725Obituaries (partial)
Evening Post1740 -1752Obituaries (partial)
Evening Post1753 -1769Obituaries
Evening Post1765 -1776Harbottle Dorr Collection
Evening Transcript1875 -1930Obituaries*
Evening Transcript1901 -1935Genealogical Column
Evening Transcript1906 -1941Genealogical Column
Evening Transcript1931Obituaries A-M
Evening Transcript1932 -1941Obituaries
Gazette1720 -1754Obituaries (partial)
Gazette1755 -1785Obituaries
Gazette1765 -1776Harbottle Dorr Collection
Globe1953 - 1969; 1975+Obituaries (not death notices...)
Globe1983 +Complete Paper Index
Herald1953 - 1969; 1975+Obituaries (not death notices...)
Boston Magazine1784Obituaries
Boston News Index1893 -1907Political & Governmental
Boston News-Letter1704 -1753Obituaries (partial)
Boston News-Letter1754 -1763Obituaries
Recorder & Telegraph1827 - 1828Obituaries
Columbian Centennial1784 -1900Marriage Index
Columbian Centennial1784 -1840Obituaries
Columbian Centennial1790 -1800Obituaries
Continental Journal1776 -1784Obituaries (partial0
Independent Chronicle1777 -1800Obituaries
Massachusetts Spy1775Obituaries
New England Chronicle1765 -1776Harbottle Dorr Collection
New England Chronicle1775 -1795Obituaries
New England Journal1726-1730Obituaries
Boston Evening Transcript1875-1941Obituaries


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