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Scottish Mortality Register (Montrose 1787)

Before the introduction of the Statutory Registers there was no systematic record of deaths in Scotland. What there are are often financial in nature, recording the hire of the parish mort cloth or ...
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Aden Colony records for Native Yemenis

Where can I find birth, death, and marriage records, as well as the register of persons for Aden Colony for Native Yemenis? As far as I know, the people that I am researching are all Muslims by ...
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British India records for Native Indians and Pakistanis

Where can I find birth, death, and marriage records, as well as the register of persons for British India for Native Indians and Pakistanis? As far as I know, the people that I am researching are all ...
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I need help to read and understand the record

I was using the Findmypast genealogy website and found an interesting record that could possibly mention one of my ancestors. The name of the person that I am researching is Ahmed Alla Khan. I need ...
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Is there a logical explanation for a missing death certificate in 1962 in Pennsylvania?

Another question (What are the differences between PA state file numbers and certificate numbers?) reminded me of a family mystery: why can't any of us find a death certificate for Ferenc Borbiró? We ...
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What are the differences between PA state file numbers and certificate numbers?

In my quest to find more about my family history, I have been forced to look beyond the internet. In particular I am looking for two people that died anytime from 1910 to 1920 in Pennsylvania (...
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I'm trying to find my father's birth & death certificate in Poland

My dad was born 1947 in Poland and died in 1997 in Poland. He migrated to the US and became a naturalized US citizen in the 1970s and also served on the polish army but I can't find the town. My ...
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Turkish Doctor death report for Neil MacNeill Campbell died 1895, Hasskeni, Turkiye

How would I obtain access to the death record of Neil MacNeil Campbell died 25 October 1895, physician presiding Dr. Kanas. Turkish law usually required parents name on doctor’s report. I have the ...
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Verifying a record of a death on board an emigrant ship?

My ancestor Johanna Foley Desmond immigrated from Ireland with her husband Timothy Desmond on board the Bark ARGYLE. The ship's registry just states "Died 20 May 1849" by her name on the ...
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Irish birth in Cork 1835

My 3x great grandfather was born in Mallow, Cork in 1835 and became a seaman. He apprenticed in Padstow, Cornwall until 1850 and then worked on ships mostly out of Liverpool where he had a family and ...
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Help needed to resolve two conflicting pieces of information

I have traced one of my ancestors to this particular individual, but the trail goes dead and other family trees have gone with, what i perceive as incorrect. James Borland, married Janet Livingtone in ...
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Decipher Handwritten cause of death 25yr old male 1918

I cannot make out first word in cause of death right before “intestinal obstruction” also the contributor line. Can anyone read it?
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Seeking 1945 New Jersey Death Record

I am looking for the complete death record of John Kalashi (+ Oct 1945) who passed away in Atlantic City NJ. According to Reclaim The Records, some years of the index are missing, including 1930-1948. ...
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Strange Probate record: Could this death record not be correct?

I have been trying to resolve an issue with death records for a Mary Ann Callen born 10 Aug 1870 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. She married Joseph Horatio Follett Sept. quarter of 1890 in ...
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Deciphering handwritten cause of death on death certificate

I'm having trouble deciphering a cause of death. So far here's what I think: line (a) cause: ? , onset: 1 week line (b) perforated Ca -- sigmoid, onset: 7 mos. (months) I'm ...
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Finding 1941 death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock in Cernauti

I am searching for a death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock who lived in Cernauti in 1941. He was a journalist. He died on Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) in Sep 1941 and I know he died on ...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

When I list the place of death of an individual, should I list the city in which the hospital is located, the place of the burial site, or the location in which the individual last lived, or would I ...
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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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