Tracking down the dear departed
What sources can you use?
- It is relatives who give the information for the death certificate, so family myths can be handed down. This can especially be the case for age!
- There are different types of certificates - especially note the difference between "full" and "extract". Always obtain a full certificate if possible.
- Spelling mistakes are very common.
- Obtaining corroborating information.
"I told them I was sick."
And alien tears will fill for himPity's long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,And outcasts always mourn.