Irish Death Notices In American Newspapers

Search for you Irish relative’s death notice in American newspapers and uncover further details about their lives. While searching this material you may be able to find where your ancestor is buried, date of his/her death, cause of death and the names of his/her parents. You will be able to expand your existing family tree and add more insight to your own family’s medical history. These announcements were created to make known the death of an Irish man or woman. Not all the announcements are of Irish people whom died in America, some may have passed away in England, Ireland, etc.

Each record includes a transcript of a death notice taken from an American newspaper. The amount of information listed can vary, but the Irish death notices usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Death year
  • Place of death
  • Newspaper
  • Cemetery
  • Birth place
  • Cause of death
  • Death date
  • Parish at death
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Other relatives
  • Age
  • Occupation

Discover more about Irish Death Notices in American Newspapers

There are about 36,000 death notices listed. Death notices were paid announcements usually written by a family member and sent to the newspaper. It would have been a cost to the family to have a notice in a newspaper. In these records we can see that the families of the deceased felt it was important to have a notice in an American newspaper, even if the person did not pass away in America.

Newspapers included in the records and their publication years are:

  • Chicago Citizen (1882-1897)
  • Chicago Tribune (1847-Present)
  • Illinois State Journal (1848-1947)
  • New Orleans, Picayune (1837-Present)
  • New York Herald (1835-1924)
  • The Baltimore Sun (1837-Present)
  • The Brooklyn Eagle (1841-1955)
  • Phoenix (1859-1861)