Obituaries are very important in finding missing persons and information about people. If you are looking for the family of a deceased person, the obituary will give the names and often the location of the survivors. This can be particularly valuable information regarding females. This is often the only method for obtaining married names.
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About the Author: Mary Ann Boyle, PhD is a licensed private detective and forensic genealogist who finds missing persons and conducts genealogical investigations for court cases. She shares her secrets for investigating missing persons and identifying kindred.