Area Deaths

Scroll down below the table to see how to request obituaries.

Libraries with Obituaries

 The Obituary Index is extensive but not comprehensive for all years. Each record has a Location field. The information in that field varies. It can be where the person lived, where he/she died, where he/she is buried or the location of the mortuary. Click on the sheet of paper icon in the table above for the details of the record. The Source field contains the name of the repository that holds the microfilms for the original records. To get the obituary, you would contact that library. The VCGS database is drawn from the papers listed below. Click on the blue link to go to the library site that has those obituaries or use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

SOURCEFROMTOCOMMENTS
Camarillo News/Daily News (Camarillo Library)190819931874, 1881, 1900 (microfilm 1926-1993)
Camarillo Star Free Press (Camarillo Library)  2016
Fillmore American (Fillmore Library)192519321918 & scattered years 1933-1995
Fillmore Daily Sun (Fillmore Library)19171919 
Fillmore Gazette (Fillmore Library)19891996and 1962
Fillmore Herald-1916-1996 (Fillmore Library)191619961904, 1907
Los Angeles Daily News  1974
Los Angeles Times (Thousand Oaks Library)19832011 
News Chronicle (Thousand Oaks Library)19741983 
Ojai News (Ojai Library)18911892 
Oxnard Courier-1899-1915 (Ventura Co. Hist. Soc. Library)19041915scattered years from 1899 
Oxnard Press Courier (Oxnard Library)19031903 
Signal Weekly 1871-80, 1884 (Foster Library)18711880and 1884
Thousand Oaks Acorn (Thousand Oaks Library)  scattered 2000s
Thousand Oaks News Chronicle (Thousand Oaks Library)  2004
Thousand Oaks Star (Thousand Oaks Library)20032008and 1983
Thousand Oaks Star Free Press (Thousand Oaks Library)  1983
Ventura County Star (Foster Library)19252016 
Ventura County Star (Camarillo Library)19962/2011and current year
Ventura County Star before 1997
(Museum of Ventura County Research Library)
  1952, 1974, 1983, 1994
Ventura Daily Democrat-7/1901-9/1925 (Foster Library)19041915scattered years thereafter
Ventura Daily Post and Democrat (Foster Library)19151927 
Ventura Free Press (Foster Library)19251931scattered years 1893-1900 and later
Ventura Weekly Democrat (Ventura Co. Hist. Soc. Library)18961901 
Ventura Weekly Post & Democrat (Foster Library)19221926 

 We would like to thank our indexers for their hard work in assembling this index. In particular Anita Schmidt and to Jay C. Wood for thousands of Fillmore obituaries. Mr. Wood provides additional guidance for the use of Fillmore obituaries here.

Additional Ventura County obituaries can be found on FamilySearch.org here:
Obituaries from the Ventura County (Calif.) Star Free Press, 1971- 1984 : and obituaries and genealogical inquiry clippings from various unidentified newspapers from Utah

OBTAINING AN OBITUARY

For Ventura County Star obituaries archived since 2006, search at this link. Complete obituaries are available for purchase at that site. 

To obtain copies of obituaries listed in the above table, contact the appropriate library as show below (information as of August, 2019):

Camarillo Library: email VCGS webmaster for lookup (or askus@camarillolibrary.org or 805-388-5222)
Fillmore Library: Carol Lane at carol.lane@ventura.org, 805-524-3355
Foster Library (Ventura): (805) 648-2716 or irma.morales@ventura.org
Oxnard Public Library: local.history@oxnard.org, 805-385-7532, website
Thousand Oaks Library (Grant Brimhall branch): https://asktolnow.tolibrary.org/ask, 805) 449-2660, option “5”