Recording a death with unknown date

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Recording a death with unknown date

Postby eodcraig » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:14 am

Recently been called to membership clerk and cleaning up some records of unknown people/addresses/etc. We came across 3 members that have passed away but do not know their dates. Their old neighbors, friends, etc do not know the actual date other than a few years ago. How does this get recorded?

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Re: Recording a death with unknown date

Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:20 am

I'd check a local newspaper archive for any obituaries.
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Re: Recording a death with unknown date

Postby eblood66 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:37 am

russellhltn wrote:I'd check a local newspaper archive for any obituaries.

You can also check the Social Security Death Index.

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Re: Recording a death with unknown date

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:11 pm

eblood66 wrote:
russellhltn wrote:I'd check a local newspaper archive for any obituaries.

You can also check the Social Security Death Index.

Ask the family history leaders. They can help. :)
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Re: Recording a death with unknown date

Postby 1historian » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:14 am

If the Family history specialists are not able to find them you can go down to the county clerks office and get a informational copy of the death certificate. Unfortunately, this method cost a fee. We had to do this for several records, but the ward is now much more motivated to keep up on deceased members especially when they saw the cost involved.

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Re: Recording a death with unknown date

Postby petersongf » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:52 am

I have the same problem...but I'm in Poland, and there is just no way of going through any of those steps. Obituaries are not a common thing here, and the new EU privacy laws are extremely restrictive; government offices will not release that information to non-family. How do we record deaths in this case? I don't even have an approximate year in a couple of cases....

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Re: Recording a death with unknown date

Postby stanfunky » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:23 pm

Is it possible to check local cemeteries for the individuals? I'd start with the closest 3 and go from there. If they were wealthy they might be buried in a private cemetery.


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