Is It Unique?

My ancestor’s 1883 death register entry indicated there was no undertaker. Looking at other entries on the same page, it was clear that others in the county did not have undertakers either. It’s impossible to notice if something is unusual if you don’t look at other records on the same page.

Always view a record in the context of other records. Look at entries before and after the one of interest to see if what you think is unique about your record is really unique after all.