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Help obtaining copies of public records. Please assist!

Postby anima87ag » 24 Jan 2012, 21:47

Dear forum members,

Everyone has been very resourceful and connected. I was hoping that someone here could obtain original copies of my father's birth record (Frank Griffo Jr. (born January 13, 1961) and my grandfather's (Francesco Griffo) death record (January 30, 2010).

I need to find the actual public records that would be suitable to present to the Italian Embassy for proof of ancestry.

Unfortunately, my father is estranged and I have no way of obtaining these records otherwise. I hope that someone here has the expertise to get these records, so that I can continue the application process.

Thank you all in advance!

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Re: Help obtaining copies of public records. Please assist!

Postby joyesler » 02 May 2012, 06:19

This looks like it may be the death certificate for Francesco.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/ ... 3&region=3

I used http://stevemorse.org/ under vital records, death records.

Best wishes in your search!

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Re: Help obtaining copies of public records. Please assist!

Postby anima87ag » 02 May 2012, 14:17

Hello,

Thanks for this information. You've found the correct death record. Only I am having issues downloading the file because it is in GED format which the Safari browser doesn't recognize, so I can't view the document. Any suggestions?

Many thanks!

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Re: Help obtaining copies of public records. Please assist!

Postby adelfio » 02 May 2012, 15:14

This is the FamilySearch™ U.S. Social Security Death Index
Francesco GRIFFO
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1931
Death Date: 30 Jan 2010
Social Security Number: 060-34-xxxx
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:New York
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 10805
Localities: New Rochelle, Westchester, New York

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Re: Help obtaining copies of public records. Please assist!

Postby anima87ag » 02 May 2012, 18:34

Thanks again for the info. But, the real issue is finding the actual certified document from the website provided which can be downloaded in a pdf or word document. I need a copy of the original record.

Many thanks!

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Re: Help obtaining copies of public records. Please assist!

Postby joyesler » 03 May 2012, 16:09

Unfortunately, the GED file will not download as pdf or word. It will download into a .txt file. And although it does not appear as the certified original document, it may contain additional information that may help in obtaining a certified document.

Below is the information listed from the .txt file:
0 HEAD
1 SOUR SSDI
2 VERS 2.2
2 NAME U.S. Social Security Death Index
2 CORP The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3 ADDR 50 East North Temple Street
4 CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
2 DATA U.S. Social Security Death Index
3 DATE 30 Sep 2000
3 COPR The information in this file is from the United States government
4 CONT records and is in the public domain.
4 CONT No claim to copyright is expressed or implied.
1 DEST PAF
1 DATE 3 MAY 2012
2 TIME 10:18:27
1 FILE GRIFFO-1931.ged
1 GEDC
2 VERS 5.5
2 FORM LINEAGE-LINKED
1 CHAR ANSEL
1 SUBM @SUB01@
1 SUBN @N01@
0 @SUB01@ SUBM
1 NAME Created by FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service
1 ADDR 50 East North Temple Street
2 CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
0 @S01@ SOUR
1 AUTH The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1 TITL U.S. Social Security Death Index
1 PUBL This data is only accurate as of 30 Sep 2000
1 REPO @R01@
0 @R01@ REPO
1 NAME Family History Library
1 ADDR 35 N West Temple Street
2 CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
0 @N01@ SUBN
1 DESC 1
1 ORDI N
0 @I1@ INDI
1 NAME Francesco /GRIFFO/
2 GIVN Francesco
2 SURN GRIFFO
1 BIRT
2 DATE 13 SEP 1931
2 PLAC New York
1 DEAT
2 DATE 30 JAN 2010
2 PLAC New Rochelle, Westchester, New York
1 NOTE Social Security Number: 060-34-5074
1 NOTE The state listed in the birth locality field
2 CONT is where the Social Security Number was issued.
1 NOTE The zip code listed in the death locality field
2 CONT is the last place of residence.
1 NOTE Death Residence Localities
2 CONT ZIP Code: 10805
2 CONT New Rochelle, Westchester, New York
1 SOUR @S01@
0 TRLR


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