Our Obituary Index lists the dates that local obituaries appeared in the Altoona Mirror. It is searchable by last name or maiden name. It currently covers the period from 1929 to the present.
Our index lists EVERY obituary that is currently available in our database. Entries are listed by the date the obituary appeared in the Altoona Mirror, not the date of death. If you do not find the name you are seeking in our index, we do not have that obituary.
If you would like a copy of an obituary emailed to you, click the “add” button next to the name(s) and proceed to the obituary request page.
Once the correct person and date is located you can request that these obituaries be sent to you, either by email or mail. There is a $5.00 fee per name (not per date listed). Click add next to each obituary you would like sent and then go to our request pagefor processing.
Once an obituary date is located, a patron may also visit the library and print it from the library’s microfilm. Patrons who cannot visit the library and do not wish to use our online order form may order prints from the library by mail. The fee is $5.00 per photocopied page. Prepayment is required.
*All request from outside the United States please include an additional $5.00 to cover return postage.
All requests must include the name(s) of the deceased exactly as they are listed here, the date(s) listed in this index and payment by cash, check or money order. Please make checks payable to The Altoona Area Public Library.
Send requests to: Reference Department Altoona Area Public Library 1600 5th Avenue ALTOONA, PA 16602
*ATTENTION: Please note that although in some cases two dates are listed for an obituary in our database, it is not necessary to pay twice. The $5.00 charge is for each person’s obituary, not each time they are mentioned in the paper.