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FamilySearch.org USA Death and Probate Record Databases Update

Here are recent USA death and probate related records databases updated at Family Search.org. We have also updated the following records on this site:   United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org   THE FOLLOWING MARRIAGE RECORD RELATED DATABASES WERE POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SINCE 25 July 2012:   Texas, […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Eases Access to Pa. Death Records

The following article came from timesunion.com: Court ruling eases access to Pa. death records MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press Updated 12:53 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that coroners cannot withhold information about the cause and manner of deaths until after the end of each year. The high […]

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Colorado Raises Cost of Death Certificates

Here is an excerpt from an article out The Gazette, Colorado Springs: Price of Colorado death certificates goes up Wednesday July 31, 2012 11:29 AM The Gazette The price of a death certificate is going up beginning Wednesday to defray the cost of improvements to the electronic records system. The cost for the first copy […]

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Grand Army of the Republic: Department of Illinois — Transcription of Death Rolls, 1879-1947

We recently reviewed two books with transcriptions of Death Rolls for Union soldiers who were members of the Grand Army of the Republic, as listed here: Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948 Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska Civil War Veterans – Compilation of […]

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Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948

Over 409,00 Civil War Union veterans became members of G.A.R. at its peak in 1890. Among other works, the group maintained a list of deceased members. Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948, is taken from the Journals of the Grand Army […]

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Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska Civil War Veterans – Compilation of the GAR Death Rolls

Over 36,000 Civil War Union veterans from just three states listed in a single book. This is the Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Department of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948. Taken from the Journals of the Grand Army of the Republic […]

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Death Records: A Check List of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Acquire

The following article was written by my good friend, Bill Dollarhide: Here are ten places to look for a death record. All ten sources should be obtained for every ancestor on your pedigree chart, and every member of a family on your family group sheet.  1. Death Certificate.  A rule in genealogy is to treat […]

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Missing Transcript of the Coroner’s Inquest for the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” Found

The following excerpt is from an article in the Wednesday, April 21, 2010 edition of the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson). A missing handwritten transcript from a coroner’s inquest done after the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral has resurfaced in a dusty box more than 125 years after the most famous shootout in Wild West […]

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The Deathwatch

UPDATE: See Dee Bird’s tribute to Neil – and his obituary at her blog. My brother, Herbert “Neil” Meitzler, passed away last evening. The family was there beside him to ease his journey – but looking back on the experience, I’m not so sure that the watch wasn’t only for him, but for the family […]

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