Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Check for obits and at the funeral home. The funeral home may have more information as they may have helped with the obit or even the paperwork to get a military headstone. Some people leave family information there in case people come looking years later. Perhaps if someone died during an event (train wreck, explosion, etc.) there may be a news article.

In years past the only mention of a person’s passing may have been a newspaper article.