Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Finding the Obituary

I didn't find David Franklin's obituary for a long time. Why? Because I was using the year of death as part of my search criteria. David died on 29 December 1932; his obituary was not published until 5 January 1933.

Since many of the smaller newspapers were weekly or biweekly, it could be several weeks after a death before an obituary was published.

Lesson learned: If your ancestor died in December, the obituary may not be published until January!

© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

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