United States, How to Find Death Records

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Information you might find in a death record: *Full name (sometimes maiden)    *Spouse's name   *Date of death   *Place of death   *Birth date or age at death   *Birthplace   *Parents' name & birthplace   *Marital status   *Surviving relatives   *Cause of death   *Residence & how long there   *Occupation *Date & place of burial *Military service (dates served & unit is sometimes listed) *Name of funeral home *Name, address, relationship of informant    Where to find a death related record:   1.  Death certificate    {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="width: 475px; height: 103px" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="475" border="0" |- | *Go to FamilySearch Research Wiki |- | *Type the name of the country, or state you want a death certificate from |- | *Click on Vital Records or Civil Registration |- | *Click on Death Records |} This will have the information on where you can obtain a death certificate and what years will be covered.  Sometimes counties have certificates available less expensively and for earlier years. 2.  Obituary   Go to  FamilySearch Research Wiki article on finding obituaries 3.  Social Security Death Index (SSDI)  Go to Wiki article about the Social Security Death Index 4.  Cemetery Records  If you know where the person died, cemetery records can be very useful. {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="width: 688px; height: 108px" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="688" border="0" |- | *For English records, go to Wiki article on finding cemeteries |- | *For U.S. records, go to FamilySearch Research Wiki  Type the name of the state you want cemetery records, Click on Cemeteries at the right side of the screen. |- | |- | |- | |} Cemetery Records