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Lesson learned: If your ancestor died in December, the obituary may not be published until January!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