Monroe County Obituary Index

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Type as much of the name as you know. For example, the search term Jim would locate Jim, Jimmy, etc.
You may insert the percent sign ( % ) in place of individual unknown letters. For example, the search term Sm%th would locate Smith, Smyth, etc.

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Covers most of the Bloomington newspapers (1824 – current month). Try also:

  • The Monroe County Coroner’s Reports (1896 – 1935) [PDF]
  • The Smithville News and its predecessor, Name It & Take It, (1897 – 1915) had several interruptions. Any obituaries found were added to the Obituary Index. Go to Smithville News to learn more about the project or to view obituaries.
  • Monroe County’s RootsWeb Listserv includes transcriptions of older obituaries.
  • The Christian Record (1843 – 1884) had several interruptions but deat notices have been included in this Obituary Index. However, these entries are not on microfilm but part of our Vertical File under the heading: Newspapers & Magazines -- Christian Record.