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Cause of death not on death records?

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Cause of death not on death records?

Postby cacello » 23 Sep 2006, 11:49

As far as I can tell Italian death records list the date and time and where a person died but not how they died. Is that correct?
I am still trying to learn italian and between not knowing Italian well and having to read old records that are in long hand I could have missed something.

My Great Grandparents died in the early 1900's. (him first in Pisa and her a few years later in Lucca) There are two stories that have been passed down in my family. One is that they died in the influenza epedemic and the other that they were in an accident. I have been able to determine by locating their death records that they died a few years apart. But I do not know why they died, they were both in thier mid twenties when they died.
He was a medical surgeon, and she was a house wife. Her death record said she died in a hospital.

Is there any record/information that I could obtain that would show the cause of death? Were there newspapers in the Lucca or Pisa area at this time?

If anyone knows of a source to look at I would be grateful
Thanks,
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Re: Cause of death not on death records?

Postby wldspirit » 23 Sep 2006, 14:01

Can't give you any insight to the death records, but if you are having trouble with reading the records, the Lds provides a word list of common terminology found in these records.......

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... Italia.ASP

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Re: Cause of death not on death records?

Postby wishyou » 23 Sep 2006, 21:13

No, death records do not report the cause of the death.
The cause of death is reported only on coroner's certificate.
Sometimes and only by will of the Officer of Stato Civile the cause of death are reported.

Abitually are reported, oher than dead persons data (name, place of birth, date of birth, etc) death place (address of death), hour and minute, age at the moment of death, name of hte houseband/wife.

Often in the parish records is reported cause of death, but only till 1930's
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Re: Cause of death not on death records?

Postby cacello » 25 Sep 2006, 09:06

Thank you for your help. I have only looked at the Stato Civile records.
I will try to find parish records and see if have any more information.
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