Monday, July 25, 2011

Madness Monday - The case of the missing grandmother.....

I remember my paternal grandmother.

She passed away when I was nine years old, but I remember being at her house, talking to her, visiting her when she was sick, attending her funeral. I can tell you what hymn was sung at the service. Her grave is a few plots over from my father's.

I say all of this because I can't find her in the death index. Her obituary is nowhere to be found in any of the online searches.

Thankfully, I have a card with a copy of the newspaper clipping, but it bothers me that I can't "find" her.

Mind you, I can't find her birth record, either, but I know she was born at home and have a copy of the family Bible.


  1. You've checked with the county where she died?

  2. Start with the Funeral Home where she was arranged for burial. Then see what informaiton they have and send for the death certificate for the state.

    I also have a few relatives that I can not find information.

  3. Those are my next steps.

    My family was not helpful. For some odd reason, none of them have a copy. I thought my aunts, who handled everything, would have one.

    The whole thing has just been weird.