Funeral cards can be a great source of information.  What are funeral cards you ask? They are the remembrance papers given out at funerals that typically provide information about the deceased’s life.  While not considered a reliable source for information, since the information is given by family members, they can provide vital clues.  Genealogy Today has a searchable index of these cards online.

I did a general search for one of the surnames in my on line – Frey.  My search resulted in five hits and the year and state the information comes from was also listed.


This might be a good tip to check out if you are having trouble finding death information for someone in your line.

Also, if you have cards of your own that you’d like to share, the site accepts those submissions as well!