Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Death Records

My article on Death Records is the cover feature in Your Family Tree magazine, issue 134 (October 2013), which went on sale today.

Surprisingly, the records relating to your ancestors' deaths can often tell you the most about their lives. Burial records can help to locate them within their parish, while a grave memorial may be the only tangible reminder of their presence other than documents. Some gravestones even give extra details, such as a gravestone at Walberton in Sussex, which depicts the person commemorated being crushed by a falling tree. Obituaries are an excellent resource, as are records relating to overseas' deaths.

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