Last week we examined birth and marriage records. Did you find anything interesting you would like to share?
Today we will look at death certificates and causes of death. Ask your parents if they have any death certificates for family members you can look at. How do they compare to this one from 1929?
This certificate is for Carmela Fratto. This certificate provides a lot of good information such as parents names, address, birth date, burial location and date, undertaker and cause of death. The cause is listed as Enteritis. Look at the cause of death link above and see what that means. This is listed as the main cause of death. Perhaps there were other things that contributed to Carmela’s death, but they are not listed.
What other information do you see on this certificate that would be helpful if this child was a part of your family to help find other information?
Take notes from the death certificates your parents provide you and note the source. Include the type of document, number assigned to it, who it is for, the date, and where the file is held.