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The Clearwater Main Library has microfilm copies of the Clearwater Sun (January 1925-May 1989) and the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) (1970-present).

Use this form to request an obituary published in either newspaper. Please provide as much information as you have available.

You can expect a response by e-mail with the results of our research within 28 days. There is no charge for this service, but you are welcome to make a donation to the Friends of the Clearwater Public Library and/or the Clearwater Library Foundation, should you wish.

Please note

  • Research requests are limited to three per year per person or entity.
  • We cannot research without a date of death and we will only search the paper for the week following that date.
  • Sometimes the information you are seeking may not have been published in the newspaper.

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