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Identifying the cause of death

The cause of death was: Haemorrhage from Duodenal ulcer
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Deciphering cause of death?

1a Left Ventricular Failure (b) Myocardial Degeneration (c) Arterio sclerosis Certified by C. J. C. Leggins MRCS In other words, left-sided heart failure.
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Privacy restrictions for ordering death certificates in England?

First I feel obligated to say that there is no such thing as a UK death certificate. There are death certificates for England & Wales, then there are death certificates from Scotland, and there ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate

My reading is "profesión, sus labores". In view of the 1970 film "De profesión, sus labores" I take it this is how one says "housewife/domestic duties" on a Spanish Death certificate. See also the ...
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Identifying cause of death on Scottish record

Paralysis. Determining the underlying cause is pure speculation, but suffice it to say that the person had some sort of neurologic disorder. Causes could range from trauma to infectious or ...
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Is Unregistered Death possible after 1900 in U.S.?

An article at ohiohistory.org seems to have some clues as to where to look, and has some general information on the requirements in Ohio at that time. It appears your relative may have died during a ...
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What does 'in attendance' mean on an England death certificate?

"In attendance" does not necessarily mean that they witnessed the death. For deaths that occurred at home, the informant was usually either by someone "present at the death" or someone "in attendance"...
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Deciphering cause of death and surname of informant

The cause of death is 'senectus', or put more simply, just 'old age'. The grand-daughter's surname appears to be 'Brumley' (most of the letter-forms appear to match other examples in that sample)
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Recording place of death when that is hospital/home away from long term residence?

I have several instances of this in my tree. In each case I record both. The place of death being the hospital, or other location, where the death occurred. Also record the last place where the ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

There is no such thing as a UK death certificate This question highlights a common misconception that the UK is more or less equivalent to England, but for genealogical purposes it is important to ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

Georgia registration of deaths statewide began in 1919 and was generally complied with by 1922. But there may be records at the local level. Unfortunately, marriage records in Georgia didn't record ...
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Strategy to find death of individual with common name?

I don't think this is a comprehensive answer, but I will outline my process for dealing with record hints on services which offer them like Ancestry and Find My Past. Assemble all the information you ...
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Determining cause of 1958 death in England?

The death certificate itself, surely. I am assuming that what you have seen is only an index to the death certificates, as I have never seen death certificates without cause of death. We can't be ...
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Determining cause of 1958 death in England?

There are several places one might find information about a cause of death for a person who died in England and Wales in the 1950s: Death certificate: As per Adrian's answer, the death certificate is ...
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Why does death record from 1872 in England not contain parent details?

Death certificates in England and Wales did not include information about the parents of the deceased: The situation in Scotland is different, and information about the parents of the deceased is ...
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What is the cause of death on this certificate?

I agree that it reads Chronic Rheumatism. While the rheumatism itself was unlikely to have been the actual cause of death, it could have been any one of several other common co-morbidities of ...
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Where to find 1911 sub-districts in order?

The report you want is available on Histpop.org. Specifically, go to page 286 of the report titled: Areas, families or separate occupiers, and population, England and Wales, Vol. II. Registration ...
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Deciphering cause of death?

The numbering a,b,c indicates the way the conditions relate to the death, and should always be read "backwards". So - Arterial sclerosis caused Myocardial degeneration, which in turn led to left ...
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Strange Probate record: Could this death record not be correct?

As Elwyn says, the bank getting the grant of probate is not a problem. However, her being a spinster definitely is. It is not impossible that a widow should declare herself a spinster, but pretty ...
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Strategy to find death of individual with common name?

Common names are always difficult because there are so many false positives. With such a common name as Thomas Jones, I would not search public death records or look for the death certificate until ...
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Death of an American in Paris

If you are only looking for the date, you can search online the City of Paris civil registry reconstituted books. Select Acte de décès (Death record) for Type d'acte, enter the last name of your ...
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Bauch Family records Berlin-Charlottenburg

Ancestry.com has a marriage record ($) for Alois Bauch (marriage to Selma Günther on 28 March 1905). A side note lists only one son, born 1907 (number 160/1907 Wilmersdorf), who married in 1940 in ...
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Why does death record from 1872 in England not contain parent details?

As @sempaiscuba's answer states, parentage information was not normally included on death certificates in England and Wales. There are, though, at least a couple of situations where one or both ...
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Finding recent death records in Germany?

There is no single resource for such records from recent decades. These records are kept in local registrar offices (Standesämter) and are subject to regulations according to Personenstandsgesetz for ...
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What tools can be used to translate handwritten Danish documents?

With the help of the links that were shared and Google Translate, I was able to translate the record as follows: Death Notice in Danish: Forhenværende husejer af Vennebjerg, Vennebjerg, sogn. Fodt i ...
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Understanding Cursive /Joined Writing in Irish Register Death

The name is Robert Gibson. If there is a name I cannot read – which happens fairly often – then I will turn to what I can read first, and see if that helps to track it down. In this case, given this ...
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Meaning of "kitumat" for cause of death in Finland death record

This (Finnish) word is an abbreviation for the word "kitumatauti". This is a word that is not used anymore but it is still easy for a Finnish speaker to understand the rough meaning. The last part - "...
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