Who Is Missing?

When viewing any document or record, ask yourself if there is someone who is not listed that should be. In reviewing a petition to administrate an estate of a male relative, I noticed that the spouse–who supposedly survived the husband–was not listed.

His children were listed. The wife was not. She should have been listed with the other heirs if she were alive and they were married at the time of his death.

Her absence is something I need to research.