Are you looking for Costa Mesa obituaries and death records? While this is very useful in researching a family name, you are actually limited in what you can find when you search only for basic information. Costa Mesa obituaries, unlike death records, contain detailed information about the person's life - not just the name and date of death. In fact, Costa Mesa, CA newspaper articles originally published California obituaries. A fairly recent phenomenon is the archiving of these Costa Mesa obituaries, first through microfilm, and then through online databases.
Costa Mesa obituaries include personal information on the character of the deceased and the accomplishments to his/her name. For example, Costa Mesa, California obituaries might reveal to you that the subject was born in 1957, and that she had four siblings. Costa Mesa, California obituaries further detail where the woman in question grew up, attended schools and worked.