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From: "Vicki Perry" <>
Subject: Re: [ADVANRES] American death records
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 12:57:33 +0000
Thanks for the replies, I am looking for one after 1930 (probably New York)
and several that are probably in California (1943, 1898 and 1916), time to
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>From: "Karen" <>
>Subject: Re: [ADVANRES] American death records
>Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 06:45:03 -0600
>Agree that you should check the SSDI first. But keep in mind that the
>actual death records are the responsibilities of the States. A lot of them
>do have info online and lots of it is free. For instance, the State of
>Missouri is in the process of putting copies of the actual Death
>Certificates online 1910-1956.
>There's an index for Illinois death records 1916-1950.
>These will give you an idea of what is available and both include
>descriptions of the records.
>If you're looking for a death that occurred before about 1900, it's not
>easy. Most States did not require the reporting of deaths to a State
>until about that time. Some local authorities did maintain those records
>but you would need to know where the person died. If you can narrow it
>to the State, post a query on that State's RootsWeb board and you might
>contact with a willing voluteer who would try to help you.
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