Obituary Help


Obituary Research in Brevard County
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Obituary Research Tips


Obituaries Available Online


Request an Obituary from the Brevard County Library

If you do not live in Brevard County but wish the library staff to do an obituary search for you, here is the procedure to follow:

First, check Newspapers Available at Brevard Libraries to be sure that they have the appropriate newspaper for your search. If your request fits the location and date ranges of the newspapers held by the Brevard County Libraries or available via the databases they subscribe to, send a letter detailing the information you are seeking to the address below. You must include the name of the deceased, the city of death, and the date of death within two weeks. The newspapers on microfilm do not have indexes, and staff cannot conduct an extensive search for you without this information. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and the appropriate fee to cover the cost of the copies.

Send your letter to:
Central Brevard Library Documents Dept.
308 Forrest Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32922

Request a Brevard Obituary from the Orange County Library

For Orlando Sentinel obituaries earlier than 1985, contact the Orange County Public Library via their web site at http://www.ocls.lib.fl.us They have indexed the obituaries which have appeared in the Orlando Sentinel. They can verify that an obituary appeared and probably for a nominal fee provide you with a copy of it.


Newspapers Available at Brevard Libraries

Earlier years of newspapers on microfilm include:

NOTE: Most of the above newspapers do not have an index, so a death date will be needed for a successful search. See Request an Obituary from the Brevard County Library for directions on how to request an obituary search from Brevard County Libraries.

Brevard County Libraries subscribe to the Obituaries and Death Notices database compiled by Newsbank. This is a national database covering various locations and time periods. This database is only accessible from within one of our system libraries.


Brevard County Newspapers (current):

Florida TODAY

Main office located at:

1 Gannett Plaza
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321-242-3500
8 AM - 6 PM weekdays

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 419000
Melbourne, FL 32941-9000

Orlando Sentinel

Some Brevard County obituaries may be listed in The Orlando Sentinel. Their address and phone number are:

633 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801-1349
Phone: (407) 420-5757


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