A relative’s death notice or obituary may appeared in several newspapers or none at all. Make certain to search more than just one newspaper even if you do find a detailed notice in one. While in most cases the content is the same, sometimes different newspapers will include different details. Newspapers in the county seat may contain a briefer notice than those closer to where the person actually lived. Smaller, weekly papers may contain a more detailed account of the person’s life than a larger daily one.