The Newspaper Obituary Index Project is an ongoing project of Sharlot Hall Museum Archives. The entries are mostly derived from Prescott, Arizona newspapers, and the database is being added to daily.
Obituaries may list information about funeral services, burial sites, the deceased’s occupations and their participation in civic and religious organization, or be limited to name and date of death.Assistant Archivist Lorri Carlson started the online Newspaper Obituary Index in 2001 with current newspaper obituaries, and is being continued by Sharlot Hall Museum Archives volunteers. Currently the "Whiteside Collection" Index Cards of obituaries, which covers the years 1973-1995, are being added to the database. In time the obituaries in the 'Obituary Index Books' covering 1879 - 1973 will also be added to the database.