How can there be no death record?

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How can there be no death record?

Postby phorsenuf » 22 Sep 2009, 21:42

The story is my great grandfather died in 1918. That's all anyone knows. There is no death certificate, no record of his burial, not a thing!
How is that possible? Not only was a search done online but visits to the town hall, church and cemetery.
I'm beginning to think he ran off but the embarrassment was too much for the family. I'm stuck!

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Re: How can there be no birth record?

Postby misbris » 22 Sep 2009, 22:33

Are you still looking for Salvatore Di Maria or is this another search?


http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 13677.html

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Re: How can there be no birth record?

Postby phorsenuf » 22 Sep 2009, 23:13

Shoot. It's suppose to be death record, not birth. Is there an edit here?
** Found the edit. Forgot to log in first. Duh. **


It's a different search. Found the other info I needed. It's just so odd there is no record of the death. What reasons would warrant that do you think?

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Re: How can there be no death record?

Postby pink67 » 23 Sep 2009, 06:00

1918 was a terrible year due to the "Spanish Flu"
From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic
The pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to 100 million people were killed worldwide.[

Maybe he died for this reason , it is possible his lastname was mispelled...

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Re: How can there be no death record?

Postby fredoniapeaches » 23 Sep 2009, 14:25

what is the name of the person you are looking for specifically, so that we are all clear. Also, where did he live at the time?

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