The Jones Memorial Library houses microfilm of several newspapers in the Lynchburg area. The obituaries from these papers have been indexed for the years from 1837 to 1930. This index refers to obituaries, as well as death and funeral notices.
Reproductions of obituaries on microfilm are available for purchase for $10 per listing. The Jones Memorial Library staff will mail copies via the U. S. Postal Service. Orders may be placed online or by downloading the Record Request Form (.pdf) and mailing it in along with a check to the Library.
The Library is continuing to add more data to this site with the goal of bringing the database up to the present. Please continue to check back if you are seeking more recent data.
The following newspapers are represented:
Lynchburg Virginian/Lynchburg Daily Virginian/Daily Lynchburg Virginia: 1837-1887
Daily Republican: 1863
Daily Virginian: 1887-1893
Daily News: 1866-1894
The News: 1894-1930
Amherst Enterprise: 1878
Amherst New Era: 1886
Times-Virginia (Appomattox, VA): 1892-1930
Bedford Bulletin: 1899-1902, 1905-1908
* Some issues have been lost or pages damaged so that some names could not be indexed.