Q. How do I request an obituary notice?


The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Obituary Index is part of our most valuable genealogy research tools. It helps hundreds of people each year search for their ancestors or loved ones who lived and/or died in Topeka and the surrounding area.

The Topeka Room has an index of more than 170,000 obituaries from Topeka newspapers from 1906 to the present. The index is available online 24/7.


Requesting an obituary is basically two steps: 

  1. Search the obituary index
  2. Fill out and submit the obituary request form

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  • Last Updated Jun 29, 2018
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  • Answered By Shannon Eddings

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