Nothing brings genealogy to the surface of everyday life like the passing of a loved one. That was exactly our situation this past summer when we each lost a parent within a two-week time span. Fortunately, the love of our families and friends helped us through this painful time.
Our experience was also a reminder that death documentation is one of the important building blocks of genealogical research. In this article, we will examine the basics of gathering family history information from this most fundamental research tool.
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