Tracing your family roots usually means doing a lot of digging for research, and if you are just getting started doing this for the first time, you probably have all kinds of questions, such as where to start. You don't have to look far to get the information that is going to give you a really great head start. For example, if you live in Nebraska, you can get many different types of records from the State of Nebraska Records website. Some of the records you have access to here are death records, which can provide a lot of vital information. The death records available from this agency date back many years. Now, you may be thinking that this is not nearly as far back as you want to go with your family tree. Think about it this way. Getting these records can help you trace others back even further. This is just a good place to begin.
There is plenty of information you can get from death records that will help you in your search for other family members and ancestors. For one thing, one of the things you usually learn is the names of the deceased's spouse, children and any other next of kin. You will be able to find out how the person died, as well as who the attending physician was at the time of their death. You may even be able to learn the person's occupation and where he or she lived at the time of death. All of this information is going to lead you to other people who you will dig up information about, and so on and so on. One more important piece of information you will get is the names of the parents of the deceased. This takes you back one more generation, and you can start your search all over again.
Death records are not the only documents you can use in your search for information about your ancestors. Cemetery records are also a great source of information, as are birth and marriage records. You may even want to take a look at census reports, which you can get dating back more than a hundred years. You can find these records online, and when you visit the State of Nebraska Records website, you will even find a link for a Nebraska Relative Search. Finding other relatives can lead you to all kinds of great information for your family tree, including knowledge of relatives you knew nothing about.
Doing a family tree is loads of fun, and it is a really great way to learn about your ancestry. When you use the tools available to you, including death records, finding information about your Nebraska relatives and ancestors is a lot easier than you may have expected.
The Nebraska Gravestones Project has already indexed more than one hundred thousand photos of stones across the state. Operated primarily by volunteers who hope to preserve genealogical history like tombstones, you can typically find both a high quality photo as well as a direct transcription from the stones you seek. This often includes the individual's name, birth and death dates, and notes the family decided to include on the stone. To retrieve Nebraska burial records, follow the instructions below.
Click here: Nebraska Grave Stones
Step 2. Select "Search Gravestones" to search bycounty, name and surname.
Step 3. Select "Browse Gravestones By Cemetery" to search by county.
Ask anyone who grew up in sight of the wide open fields and the warm summer winds of Nebraska and they will tell it you it is like no other place on Earth. In general, the cemeteries in this state are in good shape thanks to somewhat mild winters and the hard work of restoration organization from across the state.
If you are in search of Nebraska cemetery records, the first call you should make is directly to the burial site where your loved one is interred. However, if you are looking for an older record or if you aren't sure of the exact cemetery, the following sites may aid you in your search. The Nebraska Cemetery Association is in charge of maintaining the highest standards for record keeping and for maintenance and service from one end of the state to the other.
There is also a pair of important military burial sites in this state, as well, so if the record you are looking for belongs to someone who perished during war time or someone who was ever in the military, they may be located in either Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha or in Fort McPherson, located in Maxwell.