Copies of Death Notices & 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. And we carry microfilm of The Oakland Press from January 2007 up to the current year.

For years 1999 - 2006
The Waterford Genealogical Society  has digitally 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 248.857.7667. 


Obituary and Death Notice Index, 1999 

Obituary and Death Notice Index, 2000

Genealogy and Waterford History