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Identifying the cause of death

This is a photo of my ancestors cause of death. For the life of me I cannot decipher what it says. If anyone has a good idea or even a hint of what it is please let me know!
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Deciphering cause of death and surname of informant

Can someone help me with deciphering the informant's surname (first line in the second box)and cause of death (first line in the first box)?
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How would you search for an obituary for someone with a common name?

My dearest friend died recently in March 2021, but he has a common 1st, middle, and last name. All three could be considered as basic first names. I have made endless and extensive searches, and ...
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Where does the extra information come from on FindAGrave.com?

On FindAGrave.com, I often find information in the record that is not included in the headstone. An example can be found in the tombstone of my 2nd great grandfather John Coleman Thomas Ross. I know ...
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Locating case records after death in Valencia, Spain

This question is linked to this one Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate. So the wording below will be updated as and when then actual transcribed text / ...
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Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate

My Great Grandfathers death certificate has this entry: I can make out some of the words but not all of them and would appreciate assistance in determining an accurate translation into English for my ...
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Learning more about father than just his name

I have my biological father's name and that is all. He and my mother were never married. He was born somewhere in Colorado around the turn of the 20th century. My investigation turned up three men ...
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The significance of A.M. after a given name?

John [A.M. GR1], Esq., Nov. 25, 1827, a. abt. 79 y. CR1 [Nov. 24, a. 80 y. GR1] This death entry for John Rogers is found in the Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, vol. 3. GR1 represents a ...
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Obtaining Death Certificate Argentina

My Russian Grandfather escaped in 1948 on a ship to Buenos Aires, I have located the passengers list, his name, Cámara Nacional Electoral in Buenos Aires confirms his registration and official ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

I am hitting a brick wall trying to research my second great grandparents, Isaac and Allegra Honen. On Ancestry I found NYC death indexes showing the day that they both died in 1963, July 13 for Isaac ...
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What information should I include for this source citation?

I would like advice on entering more recent death references as source citation details. I tend to rely on whatever Ancestry creates but the newer stuff is not always there. Admittedly, this is 2003, ...
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Locating World War 1 burial or cremation records in Turkey

I have this confirmed death record: TRUCKLE, SIDNEY, Reg. No. 2873. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 6th Batt.; killed in action, Gallipoli, August 15, 1915; born Woodford, Wiltshire. Thus, ...
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Understanding Maltese death records

I am trying to interpret the Maltese burial records found on the Malta Archives website, but am confused as to what the columns correspond to. There appear to be multiple names in each entry, as well ...
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Significance of registration by Registrar General versus Assistant District Registrars in New South Wales

I've just received a death certificate for someone I believe to be one of my ancestors from the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. All the other NSW certificates that I have from around the ...
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Reading 1870s cause of death in Canada

I'm having trouble deciphering the cause of death below, which is from an 1870s Canadian death record. The terms used are a good part of the problem. There seem to be a fair number of lists of ...
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Searching for 21st century Australian Death records

I'm looking for records for the death of Joel Holland Webster, 2009 Australia All I know so far is that it was reported in the Illawarra Mercury
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What does C.N.B.L. on New Hampshire death certificate mean?

I am researching my grandmother. I have her death certificate from 1973, Nashua, NH. Under "Father's Name" and "Mother's Maiden Name" it says only C.N.B.L. Does anyone have a suggestion about what ...
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India death records from c.1947?

I have a relative who lived in India later in life but am struggling to identify exactly when he died. He was British but was in Punjab, India by 1911 (he appears on the UK 1911 census as he was in ...
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Abbreviation meaning of heading of BO on deaths reported in NYC record

My brother died on March 17, 1953. On record I found for Deaths report in NYC, there was a heading of BO and for my brother a Y was entered in that column. How can I find out what that all means?
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Meaning of "kitumat" for cause of death in Finland death record

I have a Finland parish death record that shows someone who died 30 Mar 1880 of kitumat. I cannot find a translation or abbreviation for this word as being either Finnish or Swedish or Latin. When I ...
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Chasing information about Marie Zierke

I am after information about her family details, any other chidren born to her, better a picture of Marie Luise Zierke (dob 27/07/1889.) She married Willi Max Karl Babbel (dob 26/01/1891) on 22/05/...
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Finding grave of ancestor who died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg, Germany

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Friedrich Günther born July 15 1880, Sankt Johann,Saarbrücken, and Died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg. I don't know if he was in the Military but ...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

I have mentioned my 4th great grandmother Christian "Kitty" Rouse (nee Crossman) in two previous questions: Establishing identity of Edmund Rouse of St Clement, Cabinet Maker, Private in Napoleonic ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate

This is a follow on from: Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate This is the first part of my Great Great Grandmothers death ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate

This is a follow on from: Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate This is the first part of my Great Great Grandmothers ...
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How can a gravestone and death certificate be a year out? [duplicate]

Of a death certificate and a gravestone, which record should be trusted more in determining birth date? is a similar question and I was interested in rolling out my own question on this subject. My ...
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SSN not appearing in search of NARA's AAD NUMIDENT database?

I have a name and SSN from an SSDI record page on Ancestry, and the date is the same as the person I'm seeking. Since she died in Utah, I wanted to verify, if possible, that this indeed is the same ...
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What does the date in the Social Security Applications and Claims Index really show?

In researching a gg uncle, William (Wilhelm) Stahnke, I came across this record: Name: William Stahnke Birth Date: 24 Mar 1879 Birth Place: Federal Republic of Germany Claim Date: 25 Sep 1945 ...
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Finding death record using Massachusetts Death Index?

I found a death index for William Stahnke, who died in Easton, Massachusetts in 1956, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980. Vol 42, page 349. I went to FamilySearch, catalog, looked for death and ...
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Finding Heimatvertriebene in Germany

After/during WW2, my great-grandparents and grandma fled from their home in Wildenschwert-Hilbetten (now Ústí nad Orlicí) in the Sudetenland and trek'ed into Germany. They had with them my great-great-...
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Finding a death record from Manhattan (New York City)?

The person I am looking for died in Manhattan, NY 16 May 1864. The only document I've been able to find (thus far) is what appears to be an index of deaths shared on Ancestry. The record I'm ...
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Understanding Cursive /Joined Writing in Irish Register Death

I hope I am not out of order asking a question re writing again but rethinking my effort on last query has resulted in me finding the record I need. I am attaching another example of writing that I ...
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Is there a meaning in a name marked on the rear of a headstone rather than the front?

I have found a family headstone with the names of the deceased on the front (with many details), and a military cross (for their son) in front of the stone. On the rear of the stone is a name and age, ...
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Reading cause of death?

Ernst [Ernest] Staines died in 1936 and his cause of death is shown here: taken from FamilySearch. I'm having difficulty reading the cause of death. Perhaps: Toxaemia from Gangrene of Right Foot ???...
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Seeking birth and/or death certificate for Ian Symington Torrance who died in South Africa in 1970? [duplicate]

Seeking a copy of the birth and/or death certificates of Ian Symington Torrance who died near Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1970.
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What does 'in attendance' mean on an England death certificate?

This is the death certificate of my x2 great-grandmother. The informant is her eldest son. What does 'in attendance' mean on a death certificate? Does it mean that the person was with her when she ...
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Deciphering death certificate writing

I have another death certificate that I am struggling to read! This one is for my Great Great Grandmother who passed away in 1917. I know that she died at Roundway Hospital in Devizes which was an ...
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Died at sea but listed as arriving

As I was doing some family history, I came across two relatives that died at sea. One was the daughter of the other, she died about 4 days before the mother. My question is, on the passenger ...
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Similar info on death info, but a different middle name shown

Whilst researching the family of my Great Grandfather, Frederick Williams, I learned from the 1901 England and Wales Census that he had a younger sister, born in 1899. Her name was Margaret Amy ...
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Deciphering hospital location on death certificate from 1977

I am trying to decipher this hospital location where my Great Grandmother died: I know it is in Salisbury but I am try to: Work out the correct name. Attempt to locate it online resource mentioning ...
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Deciphering cause of death?

I can't make this cause of death out: What might it be?
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Cause of death on an 1871 British Death certificate

I have a death certificate for a woman who died at the age of 42. The cause of death is listed as "disease of the brain". I am not sure what that could mean. Did they mean meningitis or some type of ...
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What can I deduce from this newspaper extract?

There is a brief mention of an ancestor in a couple of Staffordshire newpapers: 2 October 1830 DIED John Wright age 24 of Tettenhall late of Kidderminster and formerly of Wolverhampton In 1828 ...
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Are there any online resources to verify death of a inmate at Fort Leavenworth?

One of my cousins asserts that her Uncle died "in prison" at Fort Leavenworth Kansas on 1 Jan 1976. Are there any online resources that would verify the death of a prisoner (assuming that he was ...
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Locating autopsy results for suicide in NYC in 1931?

Has anyone had any success in obtaining a police file or coroner's report from the 1930's? I am having difficulty finding out if those records were destroyed or not. If not, I cannot find any place ...
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Finding German birth record for Heinz Gunther Edward Curdt in early 20th Century?

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I do not believe his father moved to England with him as he never knew ...
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Where to find 1911 sub-districts in order?

I am trying to work out which of two death records in Wakefield registration district is my ancestor. To do this I need the subdistricts listed in the order they come on the census. I don’t know ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A? This title was found and copied from the obit for my great grandfather Adam Farnlacher who passed in San Francisco in November 1908.
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What tools can be used to translate handwritten Danish documents?

Can someone help me translate this Danish death notice? It's for my Great grandfather. I am trying to trace his parents. https://www.danishfamilysearch.com/sogn438/churchbook/source27353/...
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Is Sarah M. Robinson's mother Anna Strong really Eleanor Denton?

The 1885 Detroit, Michigan, death certificate of Sarah M. Robinson (b. c. 1812, New York) lists her as the daughter of James Strong and Anna Strong, both born in New York. She is buried in Elmwood ...