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This gives information on the so-called "Old Man's Draft" -  Apparently, they were looking for guys with useful skills for the war effort, like welding, and it turned out to be useful for genealogists decades later.   :)

United States of America / Re: george spear breedlove
« on: Thursday 17 January 19 00:45 GMT (UK)  »
I see a Thomas Neal Breedlove who was born in Oklahoma in 27 June 1892 (some records say 1893 or 1894) and died in California in 1978.  There is a Thomas A. Breedlove who died in California in 1971, but that appears to be a different one.

Where are you getting the information about multiple possible wives for George's father?

United States of America / Re: Rose Dorothy Gillick
« on: Friday 11 January 19 13:58 GMT (UK)  »
New York City does limit who can obtain death certificates.  There is more information here about who can get them -

There are no children with them in the 1920 census or with Anna in the 1930 census.  None were mentioned in the obit, and no likely matches are on the California birth index, so looks likely that they had no children. 

Anna C. Lally & Gus Chilos (the lodger in the 1940 census), both of Oakland, married at the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City, Nevada on 6 Jul. 1940.  Gus died in 1954 -  Anne/Anna died 15 Jan. 1973.

The Common Room / Re: Canada - Where to look next?
« on: Wednesday 02 January 19 16:00 GMT (UK)  »
I don't know if foreigners appear on those US Social Securuty death records

The people on the Social Security death index had a Social Security number and had their deaths reported to Social Security, so a foreign visitor with no other US connections would not be on there. 

Most US states do not have such recent death information online, but a few do have indexes online that would cover that time frame (Connecticut, Florida, and California are three that I can think of off-hand).  Ancestry and Family Search would be the best places to check the indexes.

Have you contacted the cemetery to see if they have a death certificate or information on file?  Did she have an obituary?

United States of America / Re: BMD website
« on: Friday 28 December 18 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
There are some links for vital records, indexes, etc., for Michigan and counties within Michigan here:

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Nicholas Kossich/Kossick,New Orleans
« on: Sunday 23 December 18 13:49 GMT (UK)  »
The New Orleans newspaper mentioned on the other thread with the obituary for Mary is searchable here -  It costs money to see the full obituary, but the search results show enough of the image to read a good part of it.

United States of America / Re: Harriet Gibson nee Bray
« on: Monday 17 December 18 15:13 GMT (UK)  »
The census says that Moses immigrated in 1887 and Harriet and 3 oldest children in 1892.  The youngest daughter on the 1900 census was born Apr. 1893.  So that all seems to make sense with what you have.

Harriet doesn't seem to be on the California death index, which goes back to 1905, so I'm guessing she probably died before then.  There are Nevada Co. deaths from earlier on microfilm -

United States of America / Re: Harriet Gibson nee Bray
« on: Monday 17 December 18 14:43 GMT (UK)  »

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