Monday, December 22, 2008

Ole Sr death certificate

Amazing what you can find on the internet. Were it not for the Illinois archives, I would probably have never been able to find this document, the death certificate of my great great great grandfather, Ole Finnestad.

Again, documents have errors and the place of burial, Lawnridge was incorrect. The date of death also is one day different from the funeral records, but one day probably doesn't make too much difference with an uncommon name such as Finnestad.

I guess when you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. Who knows where the person who wrote the certificate got the information, but if it weren't for the records that Unger Horner funeral home had, I would probably never have been able to track down Ole Sr's final resting place.

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