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Funeral Card of Catharine McInerney
(Found in Illnois)
Funeral cards are an overlooked genealogical resource. They often contain both the Birth date and Death date and can be used as a substitute for vital records. (Well technically they are not a substitute for vital records as the person giving the info might not have known for sure when the deceased was born or died. But it's a good place to start.) If you want to know more about what things qualify as a true Vital Records there is a good article at the Olive Tree.
Unfortunately these valuable resources are scattered and there has not been a single repository for this valuable resource until now. It is my intention to create a funeral card database and a home for the unwanted cards themselves.
Gold printed remembrance card
In loving remembrance of
died april 12 1899
age 75 years
Farewell dear Mother,
sweet thy rest,
weary with years and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some happy place
we shall behold thy face again.
Tis ours to miss thee,
all our years, and tender memories of thee keep
thine in the Lord to rest,
for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Copyrighted 1898 by H.F. Wendell
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We're all anxious to find our ancestors - and find them fast! These records may help you find a brick-wall ancestor easily and from the comfort of your computer chair.
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Did you know....
Genealogy is the study of family pedigrees, the descent of a person or family from an ancestor, generation by generation.