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It’s the end of the Death Record Challenge. Or is it?

While the Death Record Challenge is over, there is still a lot you can learn about death records. Start by exploring the challenge questions and answers and get valuable tips for improving your death record investigative skills. Then dig into your own family story and see what new details you can discover in our extensive collection of death records.

Grand Prize Winner

Ralph Osgood - a new iPad

Challenge Winners
  • Sue Rae - a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate
  • Donna Eggleston - a copy of Family Tree Maker, with User Guide & Advanced User Guide
  • Donna Moran - a one-year US Discovery membership
  • Patrick Zondler - an AncestryDNA test
  • Mark White - a $100 Spafinder.com gift certificate
  • Peggy Ulman - a one-year World Explorer membership

Congratulations to all our prize winners!

Challenge winners and answers

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Go view the recordDaniel Death in the England and Wales 1911 Census

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Go view the recordDaniel Death in the England & Wales, Marriage Index:
1916-2005

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Go view the record 1850 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule

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Go view the record Fleetwood Lindley in the Danville Register

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Go view the recordFleetwood Lindley in the Independent Press-Telegram

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Go view the record Andre Chenier’s Death Index

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Go view the recordAndre Chenier’s Death by Guillotine

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Go view the recordMr. John Gordon Ramsey’s deadly birthday

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Go view the recordFugitives on a Border Crossing Record

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Go view the recordDr. Crippen’s Probate Record

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Go view the recordWilliam Floyd Collins Certificate of Death

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Go view the recordStory of William Floyd Collins in
The Charleston Daily Mail

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Go view the recordStory of William Floyd Collins in
The Mexia Daily News

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Go view the recordFrederick Dethlefsen Funeral Record