Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies have several county databases searchable from a single form. They are:
Click here to carry out a free search. To get an image of a newspaper obit costs 5 pounds - reasonable compared to a trans-Atlantic flight, or even the cost of a ticket from central London to Hertford.
This is one of the items in the latest issue of the favourite LostCousins newsletter. Find it athttp://lostcousins.com/newsletters/autumn10news.htm