Massachusetts, Forester Mortuary Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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*Name of deceased  
 
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*Date and place of death and burial  
 
*Date and place of death and burial  
*Name of spouse and other family members
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*Name of spouse and other family members  
 
*Age of deceased  
 
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*Cause of death  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the deceased and some other identifying information such as the death and burial dates.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the deceased and some other identifying information such as the death and burial dates.  
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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==== Search the Collection ====
  
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br>⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br>⇒ Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br>⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br>⇒ Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images<br>
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Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
==== Using the Information ====
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==== Using the Information ====
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
  
 
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate census, church and land records.  
 
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate census, church and land records.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died in the same area or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died in the same area or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://blogs.umb.edu/archives/collections/foresters/ Forester's Mortuary Records]
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[http://blogs.umb.edu/archives/collections/foresters/ Forester's Mortuary Records]  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Massachusetts Cemetery Records]]  
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[[Massachusetts]]  
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==

Revision as of 18:05, 15 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The Irish Catholic Foresters Collection contains life insurance membership applications for Irish immigrants in Massachusetts. The application includes personal data, family information, and a physical examination. Death benefits, disbursements with named beneficiaries and additional correspondence are included in the Foresters Mortuary Record. These records are located at the Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Foresters Mortuary. Massachusetts, Forester Mortuary Records, 1879-1935. Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death and burial
  • Name of spouse and other family members
  • Age of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of physician

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the deceased and some other identifying information such as the death and burial dates.

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "_____________" category
⇒ Select the "_____________" category
⇒ Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate census, church and land records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died in the same area or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Related Websites

Forester's Mortuary Records

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Massachusetts

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.