This information derives from a great variety of local sources including cemeteries, churches, newspapers, and town records. Because it originated with local sources, the information included here is especially valuable and would otherwise be quite difficult to find.
Knowing the date and location of a vital event such as a death, you can determine where to follow-up with additional research. For example, you may wish to write to the county to obtain copies of the original records. Original death records can provide you with information such as the names of the individual’s parents and the name of a surviving spouse, if any. The birth and death dates and locations may also allow you to find newspaper announcements about the person’s birth or death, which may provide more details about the family.
- Dates of birth and death
- Age at death
- Death location and cause of death
- Names of other family members
- Cemetery where the individual was buried
- Source of record