Finding Press death notices quickly

cemeteryIf you’ve ever experienced the frustration of hunting for a death notice without knowing the exact date of death you may be interested to know that The Press is in the process of creating an index to its death notices.

Working backwards from the present, it lists the name and date that the death notice appeared in The Press. Currently it goes back as far as 2000. The actual death notice can be seen on microfilm in the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre.

You can get to the index quickly by going to the Stuff website and entering the phrase, Death Notices in the search box. Scroll down to Death Notices List of Names, click and  go to the PDF Files provided.

Beth Clayton
ANZC

15 thoughts on “Finding Press death notices quickly

  1. barbara mcerlane February 11, 2011 / 6:37 am

    I am looking for the death notices of shirley joyce hocking whem passed away on the 28th december 1979

  2. JD February 14, 2011 / 8:53 am

    Barbara, we can certainly check the “The Press” on microfilm for you. Would you be able to email us at library@ccc.govt.nz ? That way we can email you a scanned copy of the death notice if it exists. Thanks, Jacqui

  3. Kevin Ball April 16, 2012 / 10:27 am

    I am seeking the obituary of William Walter Laing which appeared in The Press on 16 November, 1968 (P14)

  4. Carolyn Papapatera August 31, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Hi i am trying to find the death notice for my biological father Desmond Le Gros i am not sure of the date of if he has passed on
    thank you
    Carol

  5. HANK July 23, 2013 / 8:55 am

    I AM TRYING TO FIND THE DEATH NOTICE OF MICHELE LARI DAWSON OF CHISTCHURCH

  6. HANK August 22, 2013 / 3:18 am

    THANKS CAROL. WILL TRY TO CCONTACT YOU VIA INTERNET BUT BEING AN OLDIE I’M NOT MUCH GOOD AT THIS COMPUTER STUFF, REGARDS, HANK JACOBS.

  7. Yvonne Lawson May 25, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I would like to see the death notice of Erin Merle Robinson, of Granger House Greymouth. Passed away 9th or 11th December, 2015.

  8. Joanna Madigan September 24, 2016 / 2:14 am

    Hi im looking for my parents Death notices, i dont know dates or if they have passed
    My mothers married name is Valarie Ann Syme, maiden name was Clark born in Auckland in 1936
    Father name is Ernest William Clark,born in Auckland1930

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