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Looking for Death Records or Places of Death or Burial
Looking for Death Records or Places of Death
When searching for a Death Record, accept and use information in this order according to accuracy and chances for success.
Ancestry's documentation of these databases is exceptional.
Social Security Death Index
personal family knowledge
Karen, "Why do you put personal family knowledge last?"
For years this genealogy went on the dates provided by the grandmother. She said that the person in question died on Thanksgiving Day in a certain year. She just picked the 4th Thursday in a month a random "22" and put that date down with the "correct" year -
The lineage all but stopped going back due to incorrect data
To verify the data, I entered this in google -
Thanksgiving Day in 1919
It returned "November 27, 1919"
After inputting that data correction, suddenly the hints started flying and within 4 hours, I had corroborated, true data leading to the Mayflower in 1620.
For Arizona - go to genealogy.az.gov
This is a fantastic site where you can get accurate data and you don't have to pay for the death certificate.
In a death certificate you have a myriad of golden information.
(not one where someone guessed at their middle name,)
real date of birth,
real date of death,
cause of death,
where he was taken,
the mortuary where the body was interred,
The address of the decedent so you can google where he lived and see what it looks like now.
His wife's name,
So with all this new information, I was able to get more accurate information, and the lineage continued.
What in the world is findagrave.com
This is a company who has a free service that you can actually donate your services to. You go out to a cemetery and take pictures of headstones, then you put the data on the website for the families to claim and write a family history to honor them.
I think this tool is probably one of the finest additions to a Genealogist's portfolio for trouble shooting and achieving a more accurate result.
There are actually amazing stories from using this tool. I got an email once from a gentleman, Nevada Bob, who was riding his ATV out in the desert was taking pictures of headstones in the abandoned desert cemetery. He kept having the feeling he should stop at a certain place and every time he would go by he would get that same feeling. When he stopped, he didn't see a headstone but he got off his ATV and moved a tumbleweed and there was the headstone for my Uncle Marvin. Here's the (cue twilight zone music) interesting thing.....It was July 31 in 2013, I think, now look at the data in the link below.
He didn't want to be forgotten. I think he was urging the man on the ATV to find him.
The Ghost of George Alley is leaving messages... Sally's Parents do not know who the Ghost is.
They only know that his cryptic messages he has left in the attic
may be the key to either some serious treasure, or may even lead them to documentation which could land Sally a College Scholarship, being the Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of a Civil War Hero.
Help them uncover the treasure
Complete game plan - laid out in Powerpoint, Word and all the clues - ready to put on this week if you want. You just supply the various locks and props that are in the script. Loads of fun and without realizing it, the YSA or YW/YM get some lessons in how to research using keywords and valuable life learning tools! Everything you need for only $20.00 We will give you access to all our files
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Where did I get my props?
Ebay and Amazon.com
I searched for locks and lock boxes and puzzle boxes. Then I tried them out on all my …
What one occupation is in one culture, it is completely different in another Culture and Time
When researching your family ties, you run across Census sheets. These tell you where the person lived, with whom, how long they were married, the present status of marriage, the children's names and as their occupation, it lists student or whatever job they held.
My Grandfather used to deliver for a Drug Store. That's pretty easy to understand because in America, we know what occupations we have. Now, what if your ancestor is from "across the pond" in jolly ole' London? Do you know what his occupation on another census from another century might be?
Now with this link, these people have gone throuh the amazing effort to categorize every occupation and its' definition for you to ponder. What can you do with it? Nothing. Merely marvel at what they did and how they endured it. Thank you to A Walk Through the Lens for putting this together.