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Death Certificates, Obituaries, and Probates: What the Dead Can Tell You

Presenter: Sheila Benedict

The combination of using death certificates, an obituary, a probated estate, and laws of that time, is an effective body of work to establish many facts about the deceased person and ancestors. A mother's maiden name, the place of birth, checking birth date through all three, and gaining evidence to move forward to city directories, voter rolls, county histories, and much more.

Beginner, Intermediate
General Research Techniques