Hillsborough County Public Library Obituary Database: 1905-present

The Hillsborough County Public Library offers an online, searchable database of obituaries that span 1905-present.  The obituaries are included as a subset of the TRAILS database of local newspaper information and is part of their library catalog.

To search, go to their “Advanced Search” page and enter the name of interest into the Search box.  Then, go to the bottom right corner and change the database to “TRAILS”



  • Gwyn Tober

    I am looking for a obit on my father, James Haines Curry, died 1957 ( possibly September). I thank you for your time and help.

    Gwyn Tober

  • Susan Hale Parkhurst

    I am looking for the obituary of James Lafayette Hale, b: 31 Jul 1881, Willard, Carter County, Kentucky, who d: 3 Mar 1956 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

  • harold fredreick

    I am trying to find an Obituary for James L Hale b 1881 and died in 1956

    • admin

      Hi Harold,

      You will want to contact the public library. They can provide you with information on how to request the obituary. It appears in the March 4th, 1956 issue of the Tampa Tribune.