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Death certificates are valuable in genealogy.


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I dont get why some people think that death certificates aren't good in aiding family history research. i think their assumptions are very unrealistic.

Death certificates point towards a bapotism or birth certificate, they give the cause of death, they help narrow down your search for a burial, they can help in finding a will and the informant is often a relative. Sometimes it is a neighbour, workhouse master or doctor but a lot of the time it could be a wife, husband, brother, married daughter, sister, son, parent, grandchild or other relative. Death certs aid a lot in family research so never discount them.


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