Category: Genealogy

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 9: Disaster

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52 ancestors in 52 weeks. Disaster. The death of my grandfather was a simple tragedy for most of the world. For my family it was a disaster that fractured our core and left an impact that last to this day.

Research Tip of the Week

Vital records are the backbone of genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death records are the base documents we strive to discover for every research subject when possible.

Each type of document supplies certain details that are of family history importance but often there are details that we might not consider at first glance.

This week’s tip is about death certificates and using the international classification of diseases code to understand illegible or confusing causes of death on death records.