The Jones Memorial Library houses microfilm and hard copies of several newspapers in the Lynchburg area. The obituaries from these papers have been indexed for the years from 1837 to the present, however there are gaps, it is a work in progress. This index refers to obituaries, as well as death and funeral notices.
Reproductions of obituaries on microfilm are available for purchase for $10 (plus tax) 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.
For a full listing of newspapers held by the library, check the “newspapers” link.
* Some issues have been lost or pages damaged so that some names could not be indexed. If you do not find a name on our on-line index, please feel free to call at 434-846-0501 or e-mail us.