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Death records in the River Falls Area Research Center

Information and resources on locating information deceased individuals in the records of the River Falls Area Research Center

Newspaper obituaries

Obituaries located in local newspapers on microfilm are a valuable resource for individuals conducting biographical research. For more detailed information on the newspapers on microfilm available to researchers, please search the library catalog to see if we have your newspaper of interest.
  • Hudson area biographical index. Compiled by Willis Miller.
    • This index includes birth announcements, obituaries, marriage announcements, and other news or happenings related to individuals as published in the Hudson Star Observer and it's many iterations.This index is accessible on computers in the reading room.
    • Search by surname or full name.
    • Additional in-house paper index exists that includes newer items. Request at the Reading room reference desk.
    • Resource is an index to the newspapers on microfilm, not a transcription of the text included in the paper. Sometimes, index entries will include more detailed information on individuals.
  • Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix County newspaper and vital records index (on index cards in ARC reading room)
    • Resource is an index to the newspapers on microfilm, not a transcription of the text included in the paper.
    • Newspaper titles and dates of papers included in index (not all of the years of papers available in the ARC are indexed here
      • Amery Echo, June 1889 - July 1891
      • Baldwin Bulletin, earliest - 1901
      • Baldwin Independent, 1879 - 1881
      • Burnett County Sentinel, June 10, 1892 - January 27, 1910
      • Citizen's Reporter, January 24, 1862 issue
      • Falcon Features (UWRF Alumni), earliest –1997
      • Glenwood City Tribune, earliest - 1909
      • Hammond Independent, 1875 - 1877
      • Hammond News, earliest - January 1900
      • Hudson Star and Times, earliest - 1900
      • Journal of Burnett County, 1895 - 1901
      • North Star (Hudson), earliest - November 28, 1860
      • Pierce County Herald, earliest - December 29, 1910
      • Pierce County News, 1887, 1889
      • Pierce County Plaindealer, 1875 - 1893
      • Polk County Ledger, 1898 - 1910
      • Prescott Clarion, April 1874-June 1875
      • Prescott Journal, 1863 - 1871
      • Prescott Tribune, earliest - 1900
      • Republican Voice (St. Croix), earliest - 1899
      • River Falls Advance, 1874 - 1876
      • River Falls Journal, earliest - 1910
      • River Falls Press, earliest - February 1, 1883
      • River Falls Times, 1896 - 1899
      • St. Croix Republican, 1870 - 1899
      • Shell Lake Watchman, earliest - 1894
      • Spring Valley Sun, 1905 - 1910
      • Weekly Press-Maiden Rock, 1892, 1895, 1897
      • Washburn County Register, 1896 - 1910
  • Some early local newspapers have been digitized and are available online