Georgia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Known Issues with This Collection
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1875 to 1881. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Georgia Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).
- These records are published in the United States Miscellaneous Deaths collection.
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of death or burial
- The residence of your ancestor
- The names of other family members and their relationships
Search the Index
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the death date along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- Continue to search the death records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names. Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records. Search the indexes and records of nearby counties. Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
Known Issues with This Collection
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to email@example.com. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Citing this Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Georgia Deaths and Burials, 1875-1881." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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