The Field Library Obituary Index


The Field Library Obituary Index is a database of death notices which appeared in Peekskill newspapers (PDF) from the mid-1800's to the present.  Initially a card file, the complete print index is now available to search online.  We will continue to add records to the database for years which were not included in the original card file.  

Customized genealogical research using many other sources can also be requested using the Genealogical or Subject Request Form.

Any information about St. Joseph’s Home can be obtained by emailing Sister Laura at  Please include St. Joseph Home Request in the Subject line.

The Field Library Obituary Index uses a shopping cart system which allows you to collect the names for which you would like to receive obituaries. After sending your request, copies of the obituaries will be made from microfilm or microfiche copies of the newspaper and mailed to you.

Obituaries cost $7.00 each.  Paypal is now the accepted means of payment for your obituaries. 

Please allow 10 business days for delivery via the mail. 

Microfilm or microfiche copies of most of the newspapers indexed are available to the public in the main reference area of the Field Library.

If you choose not to use the shopping cart system, you can mail your request to:

The Field Library
4 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
Attn: Rachel Stock, Local History Librarian

Or e-mail your request to:

To view materials in the local history collection:

Summer / Fall

By Appointment only. 

Please call (914) 737-4390

Rev. 08/20