Burial of stillbirths in 1930s in the US?

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Burial of stillbirths in 1930s in the US?

Postby mdvukas » 06 Jul 2010, 12:32

I'm trying to locate a set of stillborn twins that were born at home in Delmont, Pennsylvania in the US. They would have been born in either 1932 or 1933. I know they were named but I'm not sure how to go about looking for their burial location. I would like to know if there would be any government certificates or church records? My family is Italian and Catholic.
Any ideas or past experiences in record searching would be appreciated.

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Re: Burial of stillbirths in 1930s in the US?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 06 Jul 2010, 12:47

The fact that the parent's named the stillborn children does not necessarily apply to state law concerning the recording of the event.

See:

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/249894

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/se ... ates/14124

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/se ... rth/608963

As to burial, you might try contacting local cemeteries: http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localPro ... hod=&sec=0

Or, try contacting the town clerk to see if he/she can offer any advice:

Delmont Borough Bldg
77 Greensburg St
Delmont, PA 15626
Tel: (724) 468-4422
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Re: Burial of stillbirths in 1930s in the US?

Postby Violam » 08 Jul 2010, 21:30

This is amazing! Cause this is on my list of info to find also..my GrandMother had a stillborn son in up state N.Y. Troy/Albany area. I want to be able to find something on him so I can put him in line on the family tree..I already found the other little boy who is said to have died as an infant..I received his birth/death cert..he died at 3 years of age..in the flu epademic, his cert. says he is buried at St. Mary's, but they say no..is it true that they did not bury people with the flu in regular cemetaries cause they were afraid that the germ was still active..is there a special place they put those people?
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