Monthly archives: May, 2014

Newspaper Obituaries – Are all the facts accurate?

Handmade wrought iron tombstone taken in Richardson Cemetery, Laredo, Missouri.

Genealogists LOVE Obituaries

Obituaries are filled with wonderful pieces of information such as place of birth, parents names, spouse, children, grand-children. I personally love reading the “old” obits which often would tell the sad story of what caused the death. I once read one that basically said that the poor young man had been stupid (he was killed in an accident) otherwise he’d be alive that day and not a sorrow to his dear mother.

BUT do not assume that all “facts” in an obituary are accurate.