American Samoa Deaths - What else you can try

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American Samoa Deaths - What else you can try

This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the American Samoa Guided Research page.

Additional Online Resources

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Additional Databases and Online Resources



Online Images (Browsable Only)

Some collections have not been indexed, but are available to browse image by image.

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Substitute Records

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Additional Records with Death Information

Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.

Use these substitute records to locate death information about your ancestor:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
See Wiki article
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.



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Improve Searching

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Tips for finding deaths

Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • If you are not finding what you’re looking for, try using wildcard characters. That is, use an asterisk * to replace one or more characters.
  • Try searching surrounding areas. Your ancestors may have died in another town than where they lived earlier in life.
  • Be flexible with year searches. Give a year range of about 2-3 years on either side of the believed year of the event.




Why the Record May Not Exist

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