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Looking for death of Thomas James Murdin, last sighted in 1934 in Camberwell, London?

I am looking for the death of Thomas James Murdin who was born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire in 1871. In 1911 he was a tailor. His wife died in 1912, and then he seems to have lived with his ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

My 3rd Great Grand father died in 1906 and I am trying to verify who his father was. In Georgia they did not start issuing death certificates until 1913 or so. I do know that a doctor did the ...
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Making sense of conflicting death dates for Juliet D. (Strong) Wilder?

Julia/Juliet/Juliette D. (Strong) Wilder is known to be the daughter of James A. and Eleanor (Denton) Strong: Michigan census records show James (1850, 1860) and Eleanor Strong (1850) living with ...
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Identifying Pennsylvania ancestors born early 1900s?

I have hit a brickwall when trying to find any information on my great grandparents on my grandfather's side. I found his obituary online when I was actually looking for my uncle's obituary on my ...
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Looking for Canadian Pacific Railway worker James Edward Allan/Allen, believed to have died in Canada/USA about 1925?

The last member of my family on my mother's side died in February 2014, and while alive refused to give me any information about our family or my maternal Grandfather. While my father's side is well ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

Can anyone tell me what sort of information I will find on an UK death certificate from 1908? I think my great-great-grandfather died in a work house in 1908 and was hoping his death may have been ...
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Finding online resource for searching Italian records?

From ancestry.co.uk I know I have an Italian Great-Great Grandmother, name Maude Angelina Georgina Antonio, born 1880 Milano, Italy, father Thomas Antonio, married William Elias Barnett in 1899, ...
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Does a mother signing a Marriage Contract imply the father is dead?

The 31 Dec 1814 marriage of Moses Ragan and Miss Polly Walker in Nelson, Kentucky, United States shown here states: Know all men by these presents, that we Moses Ragan & Charles Walker are ...
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How to get birth and death cerificate from Istanbul, Turkey in 1902-1905?

How can a non-Turkish speaking amateur get a copy of a birth certificate for a grandmother born in Istanbul, Turkey (1902) and a death certificate for a grand-grand father buried at Eyup Cemetery in ...
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Deceased people appearing on 2002 UK electoral register?

I have found someone of interest listed on the 2002 UK electoral register. I have also found a death certificate for a person with the same name living at the same location who died the previous year....
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When have people started keeping Birth, Marriage, and Death records

I know that in more recent times almost every birth, death and marriage was documented and extensive information was often recorded, but when did this become common? For relatively recent genealogy, ...
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Tracing German ancestors in periods that are before church records?

the oldest male ancestor in my family tree is called Johann Neumann and was working as a notary (since 1672, probably baptised 1626?) in Mittelhausen, Allstedt in Thuringia, Germany and Taucha closed ...
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Accuracy of place of death recorded in the National Probate Calendar?

When I do not need or wish to obtain a death certificate, I have often used the National Probate Calendar for England & Wales as my main source for death date and place information (in conjunction,...
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Discovering New York City death and burial location?

A search result for my great uncle Salvador M Campos appeared recently in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 on Ancestry (in the Death and Wills category). Salvador M ...
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Learning family background of Ferdinand Robert Milks who died after 1960 in Frankfurt?

Ferdinand Robert Milk. My grandfather died sometime in 1960 plus. He lived in Frankfurt and died there. I would like to know his family background.
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Finding death record without knowing death date?

I can trace an ancestor of mine, Samuel McReynolds b. 1812 Tenn, up to the Arkansas (Sebastian county) 1880 census, but loose him after that. I am trying to find a record that will help me determine ...
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What is an “ehemalige Trompeter”?

On the death entry for my great-great grandfather, it says that he was a master weaver, which I knew, but also an "ehemalige Trompeter," a former trumpeter? I find this intriguing, because the fact ...
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If mother's maiden name is listed as same as child's last name, is child illegitimate?

If the Tennessee death certificate for John Tindell (1836-1915) leaves the father's name blank and fills in the mother's maiden name as Jane Tindell, should I infer that John was illegitimate, or is ...
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Finding documentary evidence for father of somebody born 1903 in Kentucky, USA?

My Great Grandfather is George Ann Boyd born 1903 in Henderson Kentucky. I am looking for information on his father. It is rumored in my family he is the father. However, I want proof. George was ...
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In the early 1900s, were Chicago deaths recorded by government?

I am looking for information on my great-great-grandfather, and I am just trying to figure this out. My great-grandfather was born in 1907 in Chicago to Polish immigrants, I have his baptismal ...
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How to locate Missouri records for Goodman & Boller undertakers of Boonville?

I'm trying to locate the records of an undertaker for a burial in 1931. Goodman & Boller were in business as undertakers until at least 1952. They also had a furniture store of the same name as ...
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Records generated when transporting the deceased in the US?

When someone dies in the United States away from where they are going to be buried, what records are generated for the transport of them? I know there is a separate question for when someone is re-...
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How to find out where someone died in 1952 United States?

I have been searching for information on a female relative, and have been unable to find anything about them after their divorce from the family in the 1920s. I just know their married name from ...
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Recording place of death when that is hospital/home away from long term residence?

I am doing research into the Bullock family. A question about recording place of death. In a number of cases, an individual has lived a long time in a town. At the time of death, the person is in a ...
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Confirming death details of gentleman born 1921, died 1970-75 (probably California) and buried in Wilkes County, Georgia, USA?

I believe a particular gentleman was born in 1921, and died probably in California between 1970 to 1975, but was buried in Wilkes County, Georgia where he was born. He had been a merchant seaman at ...
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What is the actual date of death for this self-contradictory death certificate?

I'm looking at the following death certificate: http://sharing.ancestry.com/5522904?h=da4a8d Which is transcribed in part to read: Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics ...
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Interpreting comments and abbreviations on death record abstracts

In the last few days I have been looking at abstracts / e-copies of Death Certificates on Ancestry and FamilySearch primarily. While I have not obtained any originals or photos of any yet I have seen ...
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Finding death record for Sarah Jane Tompkins Furman in Washington, New York or another state after about 1910?

I can't find the death record for my great grandmother Sarah Jane Tompkins Furman. I have her birth and marriage records. She was born 19 July 1847 in Tarrytown, Westchester NY. She married Joseph ...
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Finding death record(s) of great grandmother who emigrated from Italy in 1899? [closed]

My great grandmother immigrated from Italy in 1899 because I have seen the ship's manifest. I also know that she died soon after, but I cannot find a death certificate, any cemetery information or ...
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List of Sacraments on Catholic Death Register doesn't include Marriage

Today in the mail I received a copy of the death register for Maryanna Zierak. The list of Sacraments includes Confirmation, Communion, and Extreme Unction (Anointing of the Sick). Why doesn't it ...
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Is “Incain” an old spelling of insane?

This bishop's transcript shows cause of death, which is quite illuminating especially the number that are just listed as "decline". The record at number 49, of William Towler, has cause of death ...
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What records might be created in England when people are re-interred?

There are two people in my database that seem to have two records about their burials -- one in Massachusetts, and one in Devon. I haven't found any other information that would indicate these are ...
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What fields are available from a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) search at different websites?

There are several different websites that offer a search form for the Social Security Death Index, the public-access extract of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. Since ...
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How to find biography (dates of birth/death, etc) of prominent 18th Century English person?

Hugh Clark is the author of "An Introduction to Heraldry", but I could not find anything about his biography and even his dates of birth and death. How can I learn more about an 18th century author ...
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How to find death record from late 19th century New York (State)?

I have been looking for the death record of my great grandmother who died in Rochester around 1899. She was around 27 years of age at the time. Her maiden name was Mary Gagnon, wife of Joseph Bean (...
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Is there a national death registry?

I believe at least 2-3 of my family branches ended in deaths that were not handled by family (meaning they died alone or no one bothered telling anyone), so the only record of what happened to them ...
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How to find someone from Canada who has not been heard of since about 1939?

I have been searching for my grandfather John Howard Coulter who was born at Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio, on 22 Feb 1896. He married Clara Mae Newton and had two daughters Mildred (1918 Ohio) and ...
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How can I find ships records and death information for Richard Turkington?

My gg-grandfather came to New York City sometime prior to my ggrandfather's birth in 1838. His wife was Bessie Louden, and my g-grandfather was orphaned at age 13, around 1851. This information ...
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Locating a 20th century New York Death record

My Spanish great uncle was born Salvador Mouris Campos and naturalized as Compos. He was born July 1, 1886 and traveled from Havana to New York in 1917. Was subsequently drafted for WW1 that year. In ...
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Identifying whether Victorian Historical Death Record belongs to ancestor?

I am seeking verification of whether a Victorian Historical Death Record may be for Charles Templeman from my tree. Born England 1815 Married Jane Forrester Had 3 children Emma born England 1832 ...
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Who killed Katherine Ann (McFee/McPhee) Stevens?

Katherine Ann (McFee/McPhee) Stevens, was the wife of Mr. Byron E. Stevens. The couple resided in Brooklyn Ward 7, New York, USA with their 5 daughters(1). Story has it that Katherine was killed in ...
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How can I determine parentage of Thomas McCubbin (McCubbins) who died ca1875 in Missouri?

Thomas McCubbn (wife Emily) was my gg grandfather. Thomas died late 1875 or early 1876 in Warrensburg MIssouri (his son said Thomas died an early age). It is believed this Thomas McCubbn is the son ...
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When did Samuel Friedrich Walcker die?

I've been searching for this piece of information for quite a while, but so far, it has been fruitless. I've searched through familysearch.org at least half a dozen times. Here's what I have on him so ...
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Determining cause of death in France in 1908?

I am trying to find the cause of death for a Thomas Gordon Dickinson who died in Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1908. I have his French death certificate, but it does not state the cause of death, neither do the ...
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Parish Records for Belper, Derbyshire, England

Does anyone know of a good searchable (i.e. CD or Web site) source for parish records for Belper in Derbyshire (UK)? I have tried to contact the Derbyshire family history society for information but ...
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Citing local BMD registrations in England and Wales

The index of civil registrations of births, marriages, and deaths in England and Wales can be found on the FreeBMD Web site. This is not yet complete but fuller versions can also be found on the ...
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What does it mean if cause of death is listed as “Insanity” in late 1800s?

My great, great grandmother's cause of death is listed as "Insanity" on her death record, and I'm not sure what this means. She died in Winsted, McLeod County, Minnesota in 1872 at age 37, and had ...
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How can I figure out who died on a particular voyage of a ship?

One voyage of the ship William Stetson began the 26th of April, 1855 in Liverpool, England and ended the 27th of May, 1855 in New York. One account of the voyage says: The New York Herald of May ...
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How to deal with inaccurate obituaries so I'm not perpetuating the errors?

I like to include obituaries and newspaper articles within my descendancy reports printed for other family members. Often the obituaries have small errors, like wrong town of birth, or year of ...
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How do I find death details for an individual where no current online record exists?

I am looking for the death details of a grandmother for a child in care. I have: the first and married name of the deceased the name of her surviving husband the approximate year of death (2009 - ...