Olive Tree Genealogy
published on AncestorsAtRest with permission
Can't find your ancestor in death records?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.