Nathan Murphy from FamilySearch has started something. He posted his Death Chart and other genealogists picked up on it and have started posting their own death charts including Randy Seaver, Judy Russell, and Megan Smolenyak. I just had to do it too so here is mine (click to enlarge).
Pedigree chart created using Legacy 7.5
This was a great exercise and I discovered that I didn’t have my great-grandmother’s death certificate. How on earth did that happen? Technically I can’t get it until she has been dead for 50 years but grandchildren with proof can so I am hoping they will extend it to a great-grandchild with proof. If not, I will sweet talk one of my uncles into requesting it for me.
Did you notice that my father, his father, and his father all died at age 67? CREEPY! I know that my dad had no idea that his father and his grandfather died at age 67. I wonder if he had known would he have dreaded that 67th birthday? All of my dad’s brothers are already past age 67 so I guess they are all safe.
I don’t have any death certificates on my mother’s side prior to my grandparents. These are all in Germany. I can get them but it will take a little effort on my part.
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