Resources for Finding Your Ancestors’ Death Records

By David A. Fryxell Premium

Websites Birth, Marriage and Death
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Where to Write for Vital Records
Cyndi’s List: Death Records
Glossary of Archaic Medical Terms, Diseases and Causes of Death
Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records
US Census Bureau: Mortality Schedules
The USGenWeb Project
World Vital Records

Publications and Resources

The American Blue Book of Funeral Directors (Kates-Boylston)
Birth, Marriage and Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians by David Annal and Audrey Collins
(Pen and Sword)
Cemetery Research on the Internet by Nancy Hendrickson (Green Pony Press)
The Family Tree Sourcebook: The Essential Guide to American County and Town Sources by the editors of Family Tree Magazine (Family Tree Books)
The History of Death: Burial Customs and Funeral Rites, from the Ancient World to Modern Times by Michael Kerrigan (Lyons Press)
My Ancestor Died of Scarlet Fever: Family History, Diseases and Death Certificates by Ruth Alexandra Symes (Portrayer Publishers)
Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians by Celia Heritage
(Pen and Sword)
Your Guide to Cemetery Research by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Betterway)

From the October/November 2013 Family Tree Magazine