Search Obituary Index
Search the Index for Obituaries and Death Notices
published in Naples Newspapers 1927 – 2008
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ABOUT THE PROJECT
Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Collier County, Inc. have indexed 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 Collier County Public Library at 650 Central Avenue, Naples.
Bob Holbrook, the project manager of our Naples Daily News Obituary Index was informed by the Naples news staff that they will no longer be microfilming the newspaper. The last roll of microfilm to be sent to the library will be for the month of January 2008. Unfortunately this will bring our involvement with this project to a conclusion. The searchable online newspaper obituary index from 1927 to January 2008 will remain available on the library’s website and includes 59,562 entries.
For those seeking obituaries after the cut off date or for full obituaries from 2003 forward please visit the Naples Daily News website and use their obituary search engine box. Click Here. Another possible source for obituaries requires accessing the CCPL’s website 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 Genealogical Society of Collier County wishes to extend our appreciation to Bob Holbrook and to the many dedicated volunteers who have worked on this project for over ten and a half years.
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.