Newspaper Searching After Death

Fifty years after they came to America and decades after they died, Mr. and Mrs. John George Trautvetter were mentioned in the local newspaper in 1903 when their descendants gathered on their former arm.

People can often be mentioned shortly after their death in their obituary, notices involving their probate, etc. The most likely mention of someone decades after their death is in the obituaries of their children.

But as we can see there are other possibilities when someone can be mentioned well after their death. Don’t discount the possibility that great-grandma is mentioned in the newspaper fifty years after her death.

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