1880 Mortality Schedule
The 1880 Mortality Schedule can help you find people that died the year before the census. Sometimes the birthplace of the person as well as that of their parents can be found. Usually the reason the person died is also give and the month they died.
Find A Grave
- Estimate the death: If the parents is not listed on the marriage record for one of the children.
- Church records
- US Census mortality schedules
- US Census: Estimate when the person does not show up from one census to the next
- Family Records
- Military records
Example of a death record. Things to look for on a death record are name, age, date and place of death, date and place of birth, parents, informant, spouse, cause of death, burial information.