Ventura County Genealogical Society

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 eye icon for the details of the record. In the upper right-hand corner is 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.
 

SOURCE

FROM TO COMMENTS

Camarillo News/Daily News (Camarillo Library)

1908 1993 1874, 1881, 1900 (microfilm 1926-1993)

Camarillo Star Free Press (Camarillo Library)

    2016

Fillmore American (Fillmore Library)

1925 1932 1918 & scattered years 1933-1995

Fillmore Daily Sun (Fillmore Library)

1917 1919  

Fillmore Gazette (Fillmore Library)

1989 1996 and 1962

Fillmore Herald-1916-1996 (Fillmore Library)

1916 1996 1904, 1907

Los Angeles Daily News

    1974

Los Angeles Times (Thousand Oaks Library)

1983 2011  

News Chronicle (Thousand Oaks Library)

1974 1983  

Ojai News (Ojai Library)

1891 1892  

Oxnard Courier-1899-1915 (Ventura Co. Hist. Soc. Library)

1904 1915 scattered years from 1899 

Oxnard Press Courier (Oxnard Library)

1903 1903  

Signal Weekly 1871-80, 1884 (Foster Library)

1871 1880 and 1884

Thousand Oaks Acorn (Thousand Oaks Library)

    scattered 2000s

Thousand Oaks News Chronicle (Thousand Oaks Library)

    2004

Thousand Oaks Star (Thousand Oaks Library)

2003 2008 and 1983

Thousand Oaks Star Free Press (Thousand Oaks Library)

    1983

Ventura County Star (Foster Library)

1925 2016  

Ventura County Star (Camarillo Library)

1996 2/2011 and 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)

1904 1915 scattered years thereafter

Ventura Daily Post and Democrat (Foster Library)

1915 1927  

Ventura Free Press (Foster Library)

1925 1931 scattered years 1893-1900 and later

Ventura Weekly Democrat (Ventura Co. Hist. Soc. Library)

1896 1901  

Ventura Weekly Post & Democrat (Foster Library)

1922 1926  
 
We would like to thank our indexers for their hard work in assembling this index. In particular Anita Schmidt, ...
 
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"