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Information for Requesting Yolo County Newspaper Obituaries from the
Yolo County Archive Newspaper Collection

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The Yolo County Archives is now open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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The Yolo County Archives has a volunteer who will look up obituaries as a fund-raiser for The Friends of the Yolo County Archives. All proceeds will go to support the Archives.

Patrons should send the information needed for the obituary lookup to the Archives via email or letter, and they will invoice the patron when they are finished (approximately $3.00). (Contact information for the Yolo County Archives can be found further down on this page.)

Response Time: Please allow 6-8 weeks.

The Yolo County Archives cannot guarantee that an obituary will be found. In some cases none were created. Occasionally a Death Notice may be the only item located, and will act as the response.

Records Searched: Archives Obituary Collection - 18,000+ Obituaries & Death Notices.

The required information necessary to process an obituary search is listed below:

  • Name of Decedent

  • Date of Death - full date preferred (month & year minimum)

  • Place of Residence or Death

  • Newspaper (if known) - where obituary may be found

  • Spouse's Name (if known) - useful in identifying the obituary

  • Your Name and Mailing Address

Requests will be returned if received without at least the month and year of death. Day, month, and year are obviously preferred for search purposes.

Requests that do not provide a city, town, or area of Yolo County as the place of residence or death will be researched when time permits. Our success rate is high, please help us maintain it - provide information!

Address your obituary lookup requests to the following:

The Friends of the Yolo County Archives
226 Buckeye Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Yolo County Archive


Capay Valley News  (July 1895-Aug. 1895)

Davis Enterprise  (1906-1965)

Davisville Advertiser  (Dec. 1869-May 1870)

East Yolo Record  (1971-1980)

Knights Landing News  (1859-1864)

Mail of Woodland  (1890-1933, 1940-1957)

News Ledger (West Sacramento) (1964-1994, 1971-1996)

Pacific Coast Comm. Record  (Feb. 1889)

Pacific Rural Press  (1913-1914)

Record of Yolo County  (Oct. 1952-Dec. 1953, 1967)

Sentinel (West Sacramento)  (June 1981 - April 1988)

Valley Tribune (Capay & Win)  (1991-1996)

West Sacramento Press (1988-1997)

Winters Advocate  (1876-1879; 1971-1992, 1999)

Winters Express  (1887-1934, 1971-1992, 1999)

Woodland Daily Democrat  (1941-1963)

Woodland Democrat  (1878-1881; 1886-1889)

Woodland Republican  (Feb. 1880-June 1880)

Woodland Standard  (June 1879-Dec. 1879)

Yolo Democrat  (1868-1882; 1889-1916)

Yolo Semi-Weekly Mail  (1895-1916)


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