Monday, March 9, 2009

Finding Funeral Home Records

Another of those obscure sources that can provide rich information, the value of funeral home records cannot be denied, if you can gain access. In her article, "Finding Funeral Home Records," Gena Philbert-Ortega points out, many are no longer in existence and funeral homes are under no obligation to provide what information is available, so when you do find a funeral home of interest that does exist, approach them with great patience and all the manners mother taught.

Funeral home records can be an added bonus in researching 19th and 20th century ancestors. Funeral home records can provide genealogical information as well as information about the funeral itself.

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