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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
Copyrighted 1898 by H.F. Wendell
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