Locating a Death With Google

A Google search for the location where someone died (and their residence at death) may locate significant information. Do not limit yourself to maps in an attempt to find “what’s there today.” There may be other text-based search results that are helpful as well.

Those of us with rural ancestors won’t usually have an address to put into Google–most of my own ancestors’ death records are only as specific as the township of death.


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5 thoughts on “Locating a Death With Google

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      It really depends on the location and the time period. For my rural people, it’s usually not too helpful. Sometimes for those living in cities or urban areas, it can give some additional details. It’s just another approach.

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    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      For urban people, I often google the addresses on the certificate. That can be a way to find what is still at the same location today, perhaps funeral homes or churches whose names have changed.

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