May, 2014

Newspaper Obituaries – Are all the facts accurate?

Newspaper Obituaries – Are all the facts accurate?

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.

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