Why You Should Research Coroner Records and Where to Find Them

Did you know that about 20% of deaths in the United States are investigated by a Coroner or a Medical Examiner? I first got interested when I accidentally found a Coroner’s Report for my Great Aunt, who died in 1911. Her cause of death was accidental and very sad. So I began researching Coroner Reports and Inquests for those ancestors where the death was questionable.

Here is a list of what information is in a coroner record or report, and where you can find these types of records.

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