Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - No Funeral - No Grave

Here's a tip for you if you are researching your family tree, and can't find any information regarding a funeral, or find a grave for a relative.

Consider that the person may have been cremated!

In this case, unless someone living can clue you in, or an obituary turns up telling you this bit of fact, you may need to spend the money needed to order a death certificate, which usually lists how the body was disposed of [ie: burial, cremation, etc.]. Sometimes this is the ONLY way to determine for sure what happened to your ancestor when the died.

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