Tag Archives: cause of death

Only Minutes of Life: QUESNELL Daughter — 1914

Those of us who’ve been avidly watching the British series “Call the Midwife” might believe that we know a lot about giving birth at home at a time and place when this was the common method. Despite some dire living conditions in … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Death Certificate: Elizabeth POOLE (d. 1856)

In an earlier post about The Cambrian Index and its value in researching the POOLE family in Swansea, I mentioned that a death notice in 1856 for Elizabeth POOLE mistakenly listed her as the “wife of Charles POOLE, tailor, Little Wind Street.” Prior … Continue reading

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Death from Climacteric Decay: William POOLE (d. 1869)

Online death indexes for England and Wales provide limited information about an ancestor’s death. Many common names and listing the registration of death only by the quarter of the year mean that the researcher must order a death certificate to verify the … Continue reading

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