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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the information on the death record to locate funeral home and cemetery records.*Use the information on the death record to locate an obituary.*Use the information on the death record to search for the family in census records.*Use the information on the death record to search additional state and county records.
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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