DEATH NOTICES - general information about deceased will contain his /her full name, spouse (if any) decendants such as: children, siblings, grand children (if any) name of funeral home, church services location, and name of cemetery . Placement of death notices in newspapers are done with persmission of surviving family/relatives. The funeral home would advise and provide this service for a fee, family was under no obligation to submit a death notice. In many cases, they just could not afford the fee.
OBITUARIES - a researchers dream when available. The information about the deceased is more biographical in presentation. In general, full name, date and place of birth, length of residence in city, spouse name if any (married date or lenght of marriage) names of children, siblings.military service etc. Obituaries were selected especially if the deceased held a prominent position with the city. For example, doctor, lawyer, buisness owner, governmental, teacher and within their lifetime made a major contributon to the quality of life for all citizens of Oakland County and or MIichigan
With Exact Date of Death $ 10. 00 per request. Includes search of above papers & microfilm copy when found with documentation of the located newspaper name, date, page and column #, postage and handling.
With Month and Year ONLY $ 15. 00 per request. Includes search of newspapers for 35 / 36 day period beginning with the first day of the month plus 5 days into the next month & postage. Also if not found in one paper, the other papers listed above will be searched within the dates of publication
Oakland County Newspaper Death Notice / Obituary Research Fees
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Oakland County Newspaper
Deaths / Obituaries
The Oakland Press was the main newspaper for Oakland County Michigan residents. The Royal Oak Tribune was devoted to the life long residents or those who migrated to the city of Royal Oak from mainly Detroit. and surrounding suburbs The Detroit News / Free Press will be searched in addition if not found in the above mentioned main Oakland County newspapers.
The OAKLAND PRESS 1971 to Today's date The ROYAL OAK TRIBUNE 1941 to Today's date
DETROIT NEWS & DETROIT FREE PRESS 1941 to present with the exception of these dates
Worker's Strike Dec 1, 1995 thru Jan 15, 1956 Apr 12 , 1962 thru May 10, 1962 Jul 22, 1964 thru Nov 22, 1964
Nov 16, 1967 thru Aug 8, 1968 Detroit Daily Press =substitute newspaper (Jul 22,1964 thru Nov 22, 1964)