Very much understanding the privacy concerns of possibly living individuals in the last 100 years I was wondering if there is alternative repositories for obtaining the details for genealogical purposes on a death certificate without obtaining a copy. In particular I am looking for pre-1950 and in most cases pre-1935 but after 1915 some of which may not be made public in my lifetime.
I really have no need in most cases for an image of one and like many online records just looking for a 'non-certified' summary with a source just to obtain things like mother and father, place of birth listed on the certificate, and a bonus would be cause of death. The parents in some states, you also need in some states to request a birth certificate even that extended beyond the 100 years so in some places it can be a catch 22.
For those who have not yet attempted this yet I included two examples below and I have discussed over the phone with usually very friendly and helpful Vital Records staff. None of these individuals to date so far knew off the top of their head how to get the information other than 'waiting it out', finding a child (which in some cases they are also deceased and their grandchild is not eligible), or finding an obituary in a newspaper or genealogical record to obtain the information. The couple that I have spoken to on the phone also do not provide 'unofficial copies', but only official ones with a single procedure.
Idaho: "Birth records are legally confidential in Idaho for 100 years. Marriage, death and divorce records are legally confidential for 50 years. Only immediate family members or their legal representatives may receive copies of these records."
Illinois: "Original, photographic or microphotographic reproductions of original records of births 100 years old and older and deaths 50 years old and older, and marriage records 75 years old and older on file in the State Office of Vital Records and in the custody of the county clerks may be made available for inspection in the Illinois State Archives reference area"
Note: I have seen 100/100, 100/75/50, and 100/50 year periods.
I am aware that some information gets scanned and inputted into repositories like the Social Security Death Index, Newspapers.com, and eventually National Archives and some repositories on Ancestry.com.
My question: Has anyone identified alternative means (without executing legal action) to obtain information directly off of the certificates in another repository for those in particular that are pre-WWII, even if just death certificates summary information that have not quite reached the 100 year mark?