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death certificates

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
On Who do You think You Are? Martin Sheen saw his uncle's death certificate on Ancestry. As far as I can tell only the index is on Ancestry. Does any one know if the actual certificates are now on Ancestry and where they might be?

Re: death certificates

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 4:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Possibly purchased, scanned and uploaded to a Public Tree by another Ancestry user?

Re: death certificates

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 5:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Probably, but on the show they made it look like you could just type in the name and see the cert!! (I just watched the show online last night, so missed this. I would think that if the certs became available on line there would be a lot of fanfare.

Re: death certificates

Posted: 2 May 2012 9:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Vermont seems to have them online.

Re: death certificates

Posted: 3 May 2012 1:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
The short answer to this is NO they are not online and likely never will be!.

the show saying that he 'saw his uncle's death certificate on Ancestry' should no doubt be translate as 'he found the reference for the gro death reference he required to obtain the cert from the index on ancestry'

as each cert produced and supplied by the government body netts them just under £10 at the least they would stand to loose to much money if they made the images available via any website not under control of the government.

Re: death certificates

Posted: 3 May 2012 4:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 May 2012 4:06AM GMT
"Who do you think you are" is a load of rubbish on how to do research. What people are shown is interesting sometimes but a lot of work went into finding the data.

UK death certificates are not on line - only the index from 1837 onwards is - from mid 1866 it shows age at death. So can be very difficult to know when you have the person you want

And also alas when you buy the cert it can be difficult to verify the person - such as they die in medical institution and informant is also medical
BUT some are wonderful sources of information

When you have the reference for the cert you want
buy the paper copy from
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

Barbara has some good Help on BMD http://www.dixons.clara.co.uk/Certificates/indexbd.htm includes what is on certificates
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