South Bend Tribune Obituary Index (1913 - Present)
This database is a digital index to obituaries that appeared in the South Bend Tribune, 1913 through the present, for people with ties to St. Joseph County. (Obituaries from 1831 through 1912, or that appeared in other newspapers, are currently being added to this index from printed indexes in Local & Family History Services, but this work is incomplete.) "People with ties to St. Joseph County" includes people who lived or had lived, worked or had worked, died, were buried, or had relatives in the county. Geographical coverage is not limited to South Bend and Mishawaka, but also includes all townships and smaller towns. Types of records included in this index include obituaries, death records, arrangements pending notices, funeral notes, news items/articles, legal notices, and memorial announcements.
This index is ongoing. Volunteers and staff continually add current obituaries, hunt for and enter missing records, and make corrections to existing records.