Thursday, April 04, 2013

Death records

Death records are by far the least reliable vital record that you will find on your ancestor. Why you say, because the person that has the most accurate information is dead. Beware of everything that is listed on this document. The records itself is only as reliable as the informant that is on the document. Make sure you understand the relationship between the deceased and the informant. This will help you understand the inaccuracies in the document.

3 comments:

Grammy said...

Very interesting post! For a while I was researching my mother's ancestry, but so many of the records were burned in courthouse fires. I see you have comment moderation...you will get more comments if you remove this.I must tell you it really puts off people who would respond without it. Thanks. Best regards to you. NOT A ROBOT...

Ros said...

Very interesting. Glad you are participating in the A-Z Challenge; isn't it fun to mix it with genealogy?!

GenWestUK

Heidi Mannan said...

Interesting point. I never thought of that before, but it's a good thing to know for writing fiction as well. Thanks for the informative post!