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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].   
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].   
  
==== Example of a&nbsp;Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection<br>  ====
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"Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002" index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 7 October 2011. entry for Lawrence Fredreick Evans, died 31 December 1992; citing Death Records, reference number 2,450,537, certificate 034,578; Index provided by Ancestry,com, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.  
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"Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997" index and images,''FamilySearch'' (https;//www.familysearch.org: accessed 10 February 2012). entry for Frances S Jones died 3 July 1964; citing Death Records, certificate number 021,865; Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.  
  
 
== Citation for this Collection  ==
 
== Citation for this Collection  ==

Revision as of 21:24, 10 February 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description

The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Record Content

The index lists the following information:

  • Age at Death
  • Estimated Birth Year
  • DGS Number
  • Date of Death
  • Certificate Number or page number
  • GSU Film Number
  • Image number
  • Name of Deceased
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Spouse
  • Place of Death
  • Sex
  • Page Number

How to Use the Record

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The approximate death date

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records from Wisconsin. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

Related Websites

Wisconsin Death Records

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection

"Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997" index and images,FamilySearch (https;//www.familysearch.org: accessed 10 February 2012). entry for Frances S Jones died 3 July 1964; citing Death Records, certificate number 021,865; Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Citation for this Collection

The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:

"Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index provided by Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.