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I Seek Dead People: Tricks for Researching an Ancestor's Passing

By David A. Fryxell

Format: OnDemand Webinar

SKU# T1784


  • you want new, chill-inducing ways to research your ancestor's death
  • you want to unearth surprising details from obituaries, cemeteries, death certificates and more
  • you want to decipher cryptic genealogy clues about old causes of death: what they mean and how to research them

Are details about your ancestor's death entombed in mystery or buried beneath six feet of brick wall? Celebrate your genealogy this Halloween with a séance of sorts, in which presenter David A. Fryxell will channel easy, surprising and creepy tricks to trace ancestral deaths. Dig up death certificates, obituaries and other more unusual places to find death details. Re-animate your relatives!

What You'll Learn:

  • the fascinating and sometimes-creepy details in ancestral death records
  • how to dig up death information in death certificates, obituaries and other sources
  • surprising places to find death details
  • old causes of death: what they mean and how to research them
  • tips for unearthing ancestral information in cemeteries
  • grave and ghastly facts about death in past centuries


David A. Fryxell is a longtime genealogy buff. He founded Family Tree Magazine in 1999 and currently serves as a contributing editor. He does genealogy from Silver City, NM.

SKU T1784
Author/Speaker/Editor David A. Fryxell
File Type MP4
Format OnDemand Webinar

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