Halloween talk of death won’t scare many genealogists, who are acutely interested in when, where and how their ancestors died. But what’s scary sometimes is the search for evidence of an elusive ancestor’s death.
Maybe this will help:
MyHeritage has joined with the BillionGraves cemetery records website and the memorial website Tributes.com to add 5.5 million gravestone images and records, and 3.5 million obituaries, to its search engine.
These records are available for free on SuperSearch, MyHeritage’s search engine for historical records on the site. Those with family trees on MyHeritage will receive Record Matches to alert them to matches in these new collections. (The Tributes.com obituaries will tend to be recent deaths.)
In related news, MyHeritage is holding a Halloween photo contest: Enter your most creative and original Halloween family photo by Nov. 3, and three entrants will win a one-year MyHeritage data subscription. Get details on the MyHeritage blog.
Need advice for finding out about your ancestors’ deaths? Try our Death Records Workbook eight-page download, available for $4.99 in Family Tree Shop. It has instructions and resources for finding death records, substitute records that can provide death information, sample records, and a form to help you organize your death records search.