29 May 2012

Death Records: A Check List of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Acquire

Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC

Bill Dollarhide has a great article on the GenealogyBlog [Leland & Patty Meitzler] which talks about the ten places to look for a death record. As stated “All ten sources should be obtained for every ancestor on your pedigree chart, and every member of a family on your family group sheet.”

As you read the article, do pay attention to the “rules” ... not only did they give great advice, they were quite fun to read! For example

Dollarhide’s rule No. 2: When visiting a funeral home, wear old clothes, no make-up, and look like you have about a week to live – the funeral director will give you anything you ask for if he thinks you may be a customer soon.

Are there other places where you look for death records?  If so, please share!

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