Getting death records from California

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Getting death records from California

Postby DeFilippis78 » 25 Oct 2010, 14:11

I want copies of some death records for some ancestors from california. I dont need it for the consulate, just for my own personal genealogy. And from what I read on a website a few weeks ago, its VERY strict. Maybe I was looking in the wrong spot. It seems you cant get just a genealogical record. Its only certified copy and its very limited as to who can get it. I was under the impression as a G grand daughter I cant obtain anything. Anyone familiar with California and its laws?

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Re: Getting death records from California

Postby DeFilippis78 » 25 Oct 2010, 22:00

Anybody?

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Re: Getting death records from California

Postby carla370 » 26 Oct 2010, 23:19

I may be able to get some information for you. If you PM the name(s) to me and their approximate dates of Death I will have a look to see what is available


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Re: Getting death records from California

Postby sarah2710 » 27 Oct 2010, 19:48

Hello,
Several years ago I obtained without trouble my great grandmother's death certificate from California. I just sent a request with the money and the certificate was sent back to me. It seems the rules have changed in the meantime, but I think it should still be possible for you.

Even if they won't give you an "authorized" copy (but they should, as you are a (great) granddaughter) then they will issue you an "informational copy," as explained here:

[color=darkblue]"If you cannot obtain an authorized copy under California law, you can obtain an informational copy. An informational copy contains the same information as an authorized copy, but will have a legend across the face with the statement "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY." Authorized and informational copies are both “certified copies.â€

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Re: Getting death records from California

Postby DeFilippis78 » 27 Oct 2010, 19:58

Thanks for the link! Ill check it out right away!


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