Georgia Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998 .
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|Georgia, United States|
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|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||Death Index|
|Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes a death index to records from the Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, for the years 1933 to 1998.
The index is provided by Ancestry.com. It should be noted that Mcduffie County is indexed as Mcduffe.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The index lists the following information:
- Name of Deceased
- Name of Father
- Name of Mother
- Name of Spouse
- Place of Death
- Age at Death
- Date of Death
- Certificate Number or Page Number
- GSU Film Number
- DGS Number
- Image Number
How Do I Search This Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The date or location of the event or the name of a spouse
Search the Index
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate.
- Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98." Database. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2001. Citing Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, Atlanta.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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