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Obituary Copy Policy


The Ort Library will provide photocopies of obituaries for your genealogical research. One or two requests for photocopies of obituaries from newspapers held by the Ort Library will be processed by the InterLibrary Loan staff as time permits.

The appropriate newspaper will be checked for three (3) days after the death date listed on the request. Requests must include the persons’ name and death date (month, day, and year) and submitted via postal mail to:

Frostburg State University
Lewis J. Ort Library
InterLibrary Loan Office
1 Stadium Drive,
Frostburg, MD 21532-2342

The research and results for each request will cost $15.00, made payable in advance to Frostburg State University. The check will not be refunded if an obituary is not found. Please include your mailing address if it is not on the check. Checks should be mailed to the Interlibrary Loan Office address above.

You are always welcome and encouraged to visit the Library. The librarians and library staff will assist you with resources that are available in print and microform.


A listing of genealogical resources locally held is provided on our site. Please check the library hours prior to your visit.

If you plan to use the Special Collections Room for genealogical research, please email MaryJo Price at or call 301 687-4889 for an appointment. Hours for service are limited.