Obituaries can tell so much information.

Some of the information probable is the person’s full name, the name of a spouse or friend (whether or not they are deceased), the birth date of the person, children’s names (and possibly other relatives), and sibling’s names. Also, the death place and date, and the burial location and date, may be given.

When the children’s (or sibling’s) names are given, it could be that children of another marriage will be given – the children may have become a part of the family when the person and spouse married.

If you know that there may have been more than one marriage for the person or the spouse, or the parents of the person may have had more than one marriage, keep in mind that the children or siblings may be half, full, or step-siblings or children.