*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
=== I Can't Find
Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.