How To Find Death Records?

How do I find my ancestor’s death record?

  • Use the Finding US Death Records wiki page.
  • Check online indexes and digital images.
  • Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
  • Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)

Can you view death records online?

Online United States vital records are found on a number of websites, such as FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, or state government sites. Some states have not placed their records online and it is necessary for near kin to fill out forms and order copies of certificates.

Is a death certificate a public record?

Death Records. A death record is an official statement signed by a physician that states the cause, the date, and the place of a person’s death. In most states, the death certificate is considered public domain and can be obtained by anyone regardless of their relationship to the deceased.

How do you find out if a person has died?

Do a general search on a search engine. Type the person’s name followed by obituary and/or death. Be sure to include any other relevant information you can, such as a family member’s name, the location where they lived or died, their occupation, your guess on their cause of death, etc.

How do I find out how someone died for free?

  1. Check Online Obituaries. The first way to see if someone has passed away is by searching for online obituary.
  2. Search Social Media.
  3. Use a Genealogy or Historical Site.
  4. Look for Government Records.
  5. Search Newspapers.
  6. Visit the Local Courthouse.
  7. Talk to Family Members.
  8. Go to an Archive Facility.