Copies of Death Notices and Obituaries

For years 2007 to the present

The Waterford Township Public Library maintains recent back files of the Oakland Press in paper format for the current month plus the previous six months. We can also access the Oakland Press online for recent years. The library also carries microfilm of The Oakland Press from January 2007 through December 2019.

For years 1999 - 2006

The Waterford Genealogical Society scanned clippings of the death notices and obituaries from The Oakland Press for 1999 - 2006. These clippings are available for printing or emailing by the library staff. Simply make a request at the Adult Services desk by phone (248-618-7694) or in person. Or email us using this form.

 For 1998 and older

An extensive back file (into the 1800s) of the Oakland Press and its predecessor, the Pontiac Press, is owned by the Pontiac Public Library (our neighbor to the east). Availability may be confirmed by calling them at 248-758-3942.