How can I find out if someone is still alive?
Check with the vital records department of the state in which the person was last known to have lived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains a list of vital records offices on its website (see Resources). Also contact the county clerk for the county in which the person passed away.
How do I trace my biological father?
If you wish to connect with your biological family or determine an unknown parent, consider taking an autosomal DNA test. An autosomal DNA test can be taken by males or females and may provide you with DNA matches within 5 to 6 generations on both your biological mother and father’s sides of the family.
What should a wife do when her husband dies?
Financial checklist: 13 things you need to do when your spouse…Call your attorney. Contact the Social Security Administration. Locate the will. Notify your spouse’s employer. Ask your spouse’s former employers. Check with the Veteran’s Administration. Notify all insurance companies, including life and health. Change all property titles.