Should I enter an uncertain Death place if I only have the burial place?

+5 votes
(As opposed to leaving Death place blank).

I'm thinking it would be useful for other researchers: when I'm searching a name to see if the person I'm about to add already exists, it is very useful to have birth/death places names come up, even if uncertain.  Often you put in a name and get a wall of 100 people with similar names, one year and no places, it's next to impossible to know if one of them is your duplicate or not.

Most of the time people are buried in the same area they died.
in Policy and Style by Matt McNabb G2G Crew (850 points)

1 Answer

+9 votes
Best answer
Yes, provide the burial location as the death location and select uncertain. For the reasons you give, that is the best idea. Also, a notation in the biography to explain it would be best.
by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (206k points)
selected by Matt McNabb
I often add the county,  state,  country and omit the town of the cemetery.   In my family people often remained in the same general area as their parents or ancestors but may move to a nearby community.   When they die they are often buried in a family cemetery.   Don't forget to make a note about the assumptions.   My parents died in South Carolina and are buried in  Michigan.

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