Death Records

Death Certificate of Francis Marion Kendrick (1844-1932)

21 June 2014 Analysis

Francis Marion Kendrick, my 2nd great-grandfather, died 6 November 1932 in Militia District 1011, Murray County, Ga., according to his death certificate. Transcript In the transcription below, boldface indicates the words penned into the pre-printed form: “Certificate of Death, Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.” PLACE OF DEATH County                                                            Murray Militia District […]

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Marriage and Death Notices from Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870

20 August 2013 Research

When I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in March, I found a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index.  It is “an alphabetical index, by surnames, to 432 marriages and 1,181 death notices appearing in extant copies of” seven different newspapers, published […]

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Document Analysis Report – Evidentia Wishlist

15 June 2013 Analysis

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience using Evidentia to analyze a death certificate.  In it, I mentioned that I would like the Evidentia program to produce a Document Analysis report.  Here is how I think such a report should look; the first part is a template with Evidentia fields in brackets and […]

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David Sanford Butler’s Funeral Book – Treasure Chest Thursday

31 May 2012 And More

I got a new item for my Treasure Chest last week.  My uncle found a memory book from the funeral of David Sanford Butler.  Dave was my grandmother’s grandfather and since I’m the keeper of the family history, my uncle brought the book to me (yay!). I’ve never seen anything quite like this.  It’s cardboard, […]

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Uncle Worth’s Burial Permit

11 July 2011 Evidence

This is the permit to bury my grandmother’s only brother.  I’m excited about this record for a couple of reasons.  For one thing, I’d never seen a burial permit before; I had no idea so much good genealogical information would be included.  For another, it corroborates my grandmother’s story about her brother’s death. Analysis of […]

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Walter P. Hemphill: Analysis of a Death Certificate

3 January 2011 Analysis

This is another Georgia death certificate that I located via a search at FamilySearch Labs (read more about finding Georgia Death Certificates).  Walter P. Hemphill was my great-grandfather’s brother, making him my second-great-uncle.  I knew a little about Walter prior to finding this death certificate, but it also provided several new bits of information and […]

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Laura McIntyre: Analysis of a Death Certificate

17 December 2010 Analysis

I discovered this death certificate by searching on the surname “McEntire” at FamilySearch (see my post about “Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930“).  I immediately recognized the parents’ name and a quick look in my database confirmed my suspicion that I did not know about this daughter. Since Laura is a new person, […]

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Analysis of a Death Certificate: Cordeale Caylor

21 October 2010 Analysis

Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold.  Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census. Information gleaned from the death certificate: Alternate spelling for first […]

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Nancy Patterson: Analysis of a Death Certificate

4 October 2010 Analysis

I recently located the death certificate for Nancy Patterson, my third great grand-aunt.  This was a good find, providing new information as well as primary or secondary source citations for certain facts that I already knew. New Information Age at Death:  89 years 10 months 21 days Birthplace:  Hall County Marital Status:  Widow – note:  […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Mary Forrester Ward Death Certificate

9 September 2010 Analysis

I like it when I find documents that both confirm existing data and offer up new information;  the death certificate for my 2nd great-grandmother, Mary Lourania Forrester is one such document. Confirmations Her given name is Mary Lourania.  I only have two documents (and this is one) that show her middle name. She was a […]

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