Obituaries can be a huge source of information for the researcher.  You will always get a name, but depending on who is providing the information other information might not be correct.  Often you will find additional names in the obituary, linking the person to other family members.

Newspaper Obituaries – FREE Search
Newspaper obituaries can provide important details regarding an ancestor’s life. This massive collection contains the full-text entries for millions of obituaries reported in over 100 newspapers from around the world since 1990. Each obituary provides the decedent’s name and death date. It may also provide the location of death, survivors, and even detailed biographical information.

Obituaries of Alaskan Pioneers
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Ancestry Message Board
Browse the new Ancestry/RootsWeb message boards.  For Obituaries, Click on the Obituary link.

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