Obituaries at home and abroad - tracing ancestors and learning about family relationships

Simply learning about the end of an ancestor's life can be an act of remembering.

Obituary of Mary Glynn, Kilbannon, Tuam, Co. Galway

Obituaries and death notices are often overlooked as they can be hard to find. BUT, when you do find them they can be a goldmine of information about all sorts of things.


Outside of this though, simply learning about the end of an ancestor's life can be an act of remembering.


So, what can these kinds of notices tell us? Often we learn the 'where' and 'when', and that obviously roots a family in a place and time.


Sometimes were learn about relations - parents, siblings, cousins, and other extended family members.


Generally, obituaries tell is where our ancestor is buried and this can begin a search for their headstone.


Irish family headstone, Tuam, Co. Galway

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