Here Lies A Death Record Challenge. We dare you to take it.


From now until November 2nd Ancestry.com would like to put your investigative skills to the test with their Death Records Challenge. Dig into our records for a chance to win great prizes, including a new iPad. 

Find the stories they took to their graves. How did your great-grandmother die so young? Did anyone in your family succumb to yellow fever? You can learn a lot about your ancestors' lives when you start with their deaths. And our vast death record collection—from death certificates to mortality schedules to obituaries and more—can give you intriguing details about how your ancestors lived and died. 


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