Friday, April 27, 2007

Ancestor death records finder

The blog Ancestors at Rest linked to a web page that provides an excellent list of resources to find death records of an ancestor. The introduction says:

"Most genealogists search death records such as Cemetery records, Obituaries and Vital Stats (Death Registrations or Certificates). If we don't find our ancestor in one of those death records, we're stuck! Where to search next? My ADF (Ancestor Death Finder) can help.

"What happens when a loved one dies? What events take place around the death of a family member? What kind of death record paper trail is created on the death of an individual? The answers to these questions will lead you to other sources of death records and hopefully end that brick-wall.

"When an ancestor dies, many records of that death might be created. Let's talk about records kept before an ancestor death and those created after a death."

The article then provides a list of questions about what happens next - all the way from records of an illness, death records, notifications, the funeral, the burial, after the burial, etc. It's an excellent list with many links to other web sites to follow.

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