I am trying to understand the family relationships listed on an Italian death record. I see witnesses at the bottom of the death certificate and witnesses at the top of the death certificate. Is there a format for certain immediate family members (grandfathers, uncles, brothers etc..) to be listed at the top of the death certificate? I see that at the bottom of many of the death certificates that I am working with, the people listed don't seem to be immediate family, maybe friends or cousins.
Is there a custom or traditional format that apply to Italian funerals and death records?
Any help would be appreciative.