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Obits/Death notices in Ireland & UK now days

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Re: Obits/Death notices in Ireland & UK now days

Posted: 23 Feb 2013 2:27AM GMT
Classification: Query

The general law on death registration is that it has to be done by someone who was present at the death or, failing that, someone with a relevant connection to the deceased. So that could be a close relative or a neighbour, the Master of the Workhouse, a doctor at the hospital etc. That was the case in 1864 and is much the same today.

The requirement for death registration to be accompanied by a medical certificate or a coroner’s inquest was introduced around 1894. (I have a newspaper report from the Portadown News of 28th Oct 1893 on the work of the Select Committee which created that legislation, so presumably the requirement started after that work was completed).

I live in Ireland and I agree with eugenemcv that an obituary is the exception here. When there is one, they tend to be well known members of the community. The average man or woman doesn’t have an obituary, and never did.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Murph_ 18 Feb 2013 6:55PM GMT 
jeannemarge 19 Feb 2013 2:55AM GMT 
jeannemarge 19 Feb 2013 2:57AM GMT 
eugenemcv 19 Feb 2013 3:05PM GMT 
Murph_ 19 Feb 2013 4:55PM GMT 
eugenemcv 19 Feb 2013 7:41PM GMT 
elwynsoutter1 23 Feb 2013 9:27AM GMT 
Murph_ 24 Feb 2013 9:52PM GMT 
elwynsoutter1 24 Feb 2013 11:21PM GMT 
Murph_ 4 Mar 2013 11:20PM GMT 
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