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* Finding family activities with mortician's records

A mortician's records often contain a wealth of information about the deceased. The more recent the records, the more likely you are to find information about family activities.

Contact the morticians in the area where your ancestor lived at the time of their death. You can find the names of morticians in phone books, or through The National Directory of Morticians. Larger libraries may have this directory, or your local mortician may be willing to help you. It is possible that the family mortician is no longer in business. Ask morticians who are currently in the area if they know of any previous morticians and where their records may be. You can also check for the records of previous morticians with the county or town clerk, and in local libraries and genealogical societies.

Once you contact prospective morticians, they should be able to tell you if they have records under the name of the deceased.

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