Finding Death Information
We have to be very careful to know if the informant would truly know the correct information of the deceased person. The same thing would apply to the names, dates and locations mentioned on the death certificate.
Where are some places we can go to find the death information? Most of us know that today we can use tombstones, death certificates and obituaries to find this data. But, depending on the year of death, that information may not be available or used. The FamilySearch Wiki gives us the following resources:
- Death Records
- Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
- Cemetery Records
- Church Records
- Mortality Schedules
- Coroner’s Records
- Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records
- Funeral Homes
- Estate Records
- Diaries, journals, a person’s individual writings
- Books or historical/genealogical magazines
- Medical Records
- Family interviews
- Music or songs
- Family Reunion material
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