11541Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Looking for Death record
- Jul 2, 2008
This may be a tedious suggestion, but you might try looking through the obituary column of the local newspaper - check to see if the newspaper may have been indexed by the local library and/or historical association.
You can always do an interlibrary lending and hope that the newspaper placed obituaries in the same place in the newspaper - or hopefully, the newspaper has an index.
Since there was a 2nd marriage - it might be helpful for you - if you don't know - find out when the second marriage occurred - in this way you know that she passed before the date of the 2nd marriage.
Not everyone waited a year after a person passed in order to remarry.
Another thought is that many places used to have what is called a city directory which would tell one about business, and where people lived, and some city directories indicated when a spouse had passed - in some instances, rarely though, the death date may be provided. Usually the phrase "dec." [for deceased] would follow a name, or maybe
d. [died or dead] or the phrase "wid." [for widow, widower] might also be used. Some city directories came out yearly, others every few years.
Check the local library or historical association to see if they have these city directories, or know where the old directories might be located (on microfilm).
Lastly, could she have died in childbirth or soon after due to complications? It certainly did happen quite often back then. Again, check the local newspaper to see when the child was born how the mother was doing - generally, there are birth annoucements.
--- On Wed, 7/2/08, xdaysofyouthx <xdaysofyouthx@...> wrote:
From: xdaysofyouthx <xdaysofyouthx@...>
Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Looking for Death record
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 7:25 PM
I have one big hole in my genealogy research. My great grandmother
has no record of death. There is no death certificate or record on
file, no record at the cemetery where she should have been buried (the
only one in town, her husband who died 50 years later is there, and
they attended the cemetery's church). She would have died between
She gave birth to a son in 1925 and by 1927 her husband was remarried
and had a son with the new wife. We have used ancestry.com, the city
library where all deaths in the county are recorded, and town hall of
where she lived. Also, there is no possibility of divorce, my
grandmother has always said her mother died when she was a kid.
I have been advised to look at the health dept. for a burial permit
but only funeral directors are apparently allowed to see them. Also
have been told to look at area funeral homes to see if they have a
record. But why would the state, county, and town have no record of
her death? Why would she be buried somewhere else? The only place I
have left to look is the church that she married at, maybe she was
buried through that cemetery.
Anywhere else I could look?
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