Discover Your Ancestors in Newspapers 1690-Today!
Last Name
GenealogyBank.com

14 August 2010

Cause of death on death certificate

Remember that what "killed" your ancestor might not be what actually "killed" him. Look for the secondary cause of death--that might have been the lingering illness that really was the culprit. Kidney failure might have been the result of something else.

Don't ignore those other illnesses listed on the death certificate.