Search Obituary Index
Search the Index for Obituaries and Death Notices
published in Naples Newspapers from 1927 – 2008
SEARCH THE OBITUARY INDEX
Instructions on how to search the index are provided on the database page.
ABOUT THE OBITUARY INDEX PROJECT
Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Collier County, Inc. have indexed over 59,000 names from obituaries and death notices published in the Naples newspapers from July 28, 1927 to January 2008, however the microfilm for certain years has not been found or doesn’t exist. The microfilm reels used in this project, currently numbering over 850, are housed in the Genealogy Room at the Collier County Public Library, 650 Central Avenue, Naples, Florida.
For those seeking recent obituaries please visit the Naples Daily News website and use their obituary search engine. Click Here Another possible source for obituaries requires accessing the Collier County Public Library’s subscription databases using your library card. Search America’s Newspapers from NewsBank™, including the Naples Daily News, Fort Myers News-Press and nearly 800 major newspapers and 26 major news magazines. Click Here
HISTORY OF THE PROJECT
The obituary indexing project was initiated in October 1997 and Bob Holbrook was named the Project Coordinator. Although volunteers from the Society are not experienced indexers, every effort has been made to accurately abstract the information from the microfilm. The process involves abstracting, entering the data, auditing and editing it to ensure accuracy before placing the data online.
This project was entirely staffed by volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Collier County, and these same volunteers performed the actual indexing. The many volunteers involved over the years were: Bob Holbrook, Project Coordinator; Bill Bergen, Michele Bender, Barbara Bou-Sliman, Ann Chesney, Pat Collins, Terri Corbett, Helen Eckhardt, Mary Grimsley, Nelson Kennerson, Sandy Kennerson, Cherry Key, Arlene Mauer, Mary Rankin, Joyce Reed, Kay Sapienza, Ellen Smith, Mary Stewart and Frank Cullen, and Werner Ropers.