Genealogy census tip: Census closest to death can yield many records

headstoneBy Barry J. Ewell
Look for the last census naming ancestor.  You may find your ancestor living with children/grandchildren or visa versa. In the county of the census, search for death related records. Each death-related record may have different types of information/clues to support and expand your research. Examples of death-related records include:

  • Obituaries
  • Cemetery records
  • Wills
  • Deeds
  • Death certificates
  • Insurance
  • Funeral homes

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