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Courier News Obituary Index


The Courier News donated its obituary files to Plainfield Public Library in 2009. The index provides access to this alphabetical collection by surname of obituaries and biographical articles published in the Courier News during the mid-1920s to the mid-1980s. Areas included are predominantly Plainfield and its surrounding communities, eastern Somerset County, and northern Hunterdon County.

The articles were clipped and indexed by the Courier News staff.  They are now being indexed by library staff and volunteers.  Although this is only a partial index, the library is making it available for the benefit of researchers and genealogists who regularly access our resources.  The index will be updated and posted to the website as it becomes available.

Due to the delicate condition of most of the clippings, they cannot be photocopied. Requests for clippings contained in the files must be located on Courier News microfilm. Items in the index that cannot be located in the microfilm, due to unsuccessful searching, no date given, or the reference is to a clipping not from the Courier [Clipping (nonCN)] or if you are having difficulty locating an obituary, please contact the Local History Dept. at 908-757-1111 ext. 136. If you would like to request obituary research, please see below.

The following letter groups have been indexed:


A - B C D
E - F G H
Click here for merged PDF of all names to date.
A search of this merged index will check all name fields, not just those names appearing in the Last Name column.  
Last updated: October 2014


You will need to download a free Adobe Reader to view and search the index.
Once a file is open, click CTRL+F to search.

Requesting obituary research

Plainfield Public Library welcomes obituary requests from researchers unable to visit the library personally.  Online payments are accepted via paypal.To determine how best to proceed, email the department at genealogy[@]plfdpl.infoor call 908 757-1111, ext. 136.

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A special thank you to Adrienne Stewart, Local History Department volunteer, for her fine work and dedication to this project.

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