Local History and Genealogy  |  Obituaries

Obituaries or other newspaper searches

The only newspaper retained on microfilm at the Leominster Public Library is the Leominster Enterprise. It was published weekly or semi-weekly 1873-1903 and daily (except Sundays) beginning in December 1895. The library has some gaps in its holdings, notably missing the daily papers from December 22, 1896, to December 31, 1903. Since September 3, 1973, the Enterprise has been published jointly with the Fitchburg Sentinel, which began publication in 1838. For items in the Fitchburg paper prior to September 3, 1973, please contact the Fitchburg Public Library (610 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420, telephone 978-829-1780). Please be aware that the Enterprise is not indexed. An obituary file from the Enterprise has been begun, but it is very much a work in progress.

Obituaries or specific news articles from the Enterprise may be requested in person, by telephone, by mail or by e-mail. The following information is required: complete name of the person, date of death (month and year at a minimum, date if available), city or town of last residence if known. In addition, the requester’s name and contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address if available) are also required.

Obituary Search Request Form...

Anyone interested in an overview of the collections or needing detailed assistance with their research are asked to contact the Historical and Genealogical Collections Coordinator, Jeannine T. Levesque, in advance if at all possible to schedule a meeting.