Tip of the Day 02/10/12
Tip of the Day for February 10. 2012
We do keep records on deaths that occured years and years ago. We have records back to 1930. However, those records contain very little information. Not even a death certificate. OK! So, I understand that people like to do the whole Geneaology stuff, I do it too, but really, is it mean that much to you, to call me up and when I tell you I do NOT have the information you are looking for to YELL at me! and to actually say that you are going to “turn us in”….? Turn us in for what? LOLOLOLOLOL! Legally, I don’t believe we even have to keep any other information other than our billing information for tax./auditing purposes. I could be wrong, but anyway, I was NOT here in 1930 so I cannot possibly tell you why those certain things you were looking for are not in our files!
You can contact the city clerks office in which the deceased passed away in to request a copy of the death certificate. You will have to pay their charges but you will be able to obtain one. In my state Death Records are public knowledge. I always have issues when I explain this to people/families. Especially those families who “don’t wany ANYONE else to get a copy of the death certificate!” Anyone can pay for one, show their ID, they do not have to be related, and get a copy of whoever’s death certificate their little hearts desire.