When searching databases that contain full text of obituaries, make certain to search for the names of living family members who may have been listed as survivors in the obituary.

Don’t just search obituaries for the dead.

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  1. Did just that today. One popped out when I wasn’t looking 4 it. I still don’t know how u do it, but when I am just thinking about what I need to look 4, u have a tip of the day or something with what I need to know. And VOILA! There it is. Ur amazing.

  2. I’ve had good results using obituaries in tracing the descendants of the deceased. I’ve noticed that in older newspapers (before the age of computers) there are more errors in the survivor listings.

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