SBPL has microfilm of the San Bernardino Sun (SUN) going back to the 1890's. Library Card is needed for remote access Obituaries generally appear 2 to 10 days after the date of death. If you are unsure of the date of death, there is a California Death Index available at the Reference Desk for the years 1940 through 1995. Copies of microforms are available for 25 cents per 8 1/2 x 11" page.

If you are unsure of the date of death you may try the Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

There is a prepaid mail-in research fee of $20.00 per hour for 1 (one) obituary. This fee is in addition to copy costs of 25¢ per page. Librarians will be glad to provide the information you need if you can provide us with the date: month, day and year of items requested and/or other pertinent information regarding your question.

Please mail your request to:
San Bernardino Public Library
555 W. 6th St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Attn.: Reference

If you prefer, you may ask your hometown library to borrow microfilm of the San Bernardino SUN from the California State Library in Sacramento. In this way, you will be able to search for yourself and avoid our research fee.