Don't Forget Obituaries

Originally published on blog at on June 1, 2009

Sometimes we forget to check the basics.  I live in the Chicago suburbs and my local library has archives of the Chicago Tribune Newspaper all the way back to the 1800’s.    I was tired of looking at some LDS records I had been working on, so I looked up my grandmother’s obituary.  I thought I knew absolutely everything it would say.  To my surprise, it listed the last name of my remarried great-grandmother.  There was a new piece of information I didn’t have before!