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South King County Obituary Index 1991 - 2007

Introduction

The local newspaper for South King County went through various name changes through the years before ceasing publication entirely on January 21, 2007. The name and volume are indicated in the index: Valley Daily News (VDN), the South County Journal (SCJ), and the King County Journal (KCJ).

A few obituaries from the Tacoma News Tribure (TNT) are included in the 1996 index.

Obituaries from the South County Journal (SCJ), the Federal Way News (FWN), and the Kent Reporter (KR) are included in the 1997 & 1998 index.

A few obituaries from the Kent Reporter (KR), the Auburn Reporter (AR), the Renton Reporter (RR), and the Seattle Times (ST) are included in the 1999 index.

A few obituaries from the Kent Reporter (KR) are included in the 2007 index.

The South King County Genealogical Society has a collection of all the obituaries beginning September 15, 1991 until the paper ceased publication. The newspaper page with the obituaries was cut so that just the obituaries and the date and page number were kept. These were folded and stacked by date. Each year is kept in a large envelope. Copies ordered from SKCGS will be made from this collection.

Several libraries in South King County have microfilm copies of at least some of the newspapers, and photocopies can be made on their microfilm reader. Check the availability of specific issues at Auburn Public Library, Kent Regional Library, Covington Library, Renton Highlands.

Abbreviation Key

  • AR = Auburn Reporter
  • FWN = Federal Way News
  • KCJ = King County Journal
  • KR = Kent Reporter
  • RR = Renton Reporter
  • SCJ = South County Journal
  • ST = Seattle Times
  • TNT = Tacoma News Tribune
  • VDN = Valley Daily News

Notes

If a person died near the end of a year, check the index for the following year since it may have taken a few days for the obituary to be published.

Indexer's comments are used to clarify when needed.

Ordering

You may order photo copies of individual obituaries from the South King County Genealogical Society.
For $5.00 per person ($3.00 for members), you will receive a copy of the following: A photo copy of a portion of the newspaper page(s) which will include the obituary for the person(s) you specify.

If your person appears on more than one page you will receive copies of those pages at NO ADDITIONAL COST as well.

Please complete the order form and mail it to:

South King County Obituary Index
South King County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3174
Kent, WA 98089-0203

Additional research help is available from the Society's Genealogist

Indexing

  • Mary Lou Barrett
  • Betty Cooper
  • Barbara Heutchy
  • Martha Richards

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