Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: C. Heritage
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, appendix, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Of all family history sources, death records are frequently the most revealing since they often give a far greater insight into our ancestors' lives and personalities than those records created during their lifetime.
Despite this, many researchers are unaware of the treasure trove of information they contain which can prove vital for fleshing out a family tree and locating yet further record sources. Celia Heritage leads readers through the various types of death records, showing how they can be found, read and interpreted – and how to glean as much information as possible from them.
This second (updated) edition of her bestselling book, is packed with usedful information and helpful research advice.
Introduction and Tips for Research
Quick Reference: Abbreviations/Websites
1. Death Certificates
2. Burial Records
3. Gravestones and Monumental Inscriptions
4. Inquest Records
5. Newspapers and Magazines as a Source for Death Records
6. Wills and Other Probate Documents
8. Repercussions of Death and Reading Between the Lines
Appendix: Useful Addresses
'... another vital tool to enable you to get the best out of available records. Superb.' - Books Monthly
'Pretty much all you need to know about death records, with simple explanations and problem-solving tips ... Authoritative and practical, it will prove a big help to beginners and battle-weary genealogists' - Family Tree