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Offline genjen

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Death Registration Information
« on: Friday 21 February 20 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Please can someone tell me what information was given on a death certificate in the U.S.A, in 1854.

Would it, for example give parents' names?

I am looking at the death of Alexander Smith, born 1784, Nairn Scotland, died 1854, Jacksonville Illinois. He isn't a direct ancestor of mine but I am desperately hoping he might be the brother of my elusive 3 x great-grandfather, William, who has done the best disappearing act ever!!

Many thanks,

Jen
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

ESS: Howe French Cant Annis Noakes Turner Marshall Makerow Duck Spurden Harmony
SCT: Howe Shaw Raitt Milne Forsyth Birnie Crichton Duncan McBeath Daniel Hay Robertson Jaffrey Smith McDonald Alexander Craighead
NRY: Bushby Smith Bland Iley Cunion Kendrew Thornbury Favell Lonsdale Crossland Rudd Pratt Gibson
WES; Dickenson Jackson Ewbank Waller
STS: White
SRY: Knight
DUR: Smith Littlefair
HAM: Williams Grose Lush Venson

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Re: Death Registration Information
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 February 20 13:58 GMT (UK) »
"Most Illinois counties did not begin recording deaths until 1877. Death records prior to 1916 were recorded only by county clerks."

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/How_to_Find_Illinois_Death_Records#Deaths_before_1916

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Re: Death Registration Information
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 February 20 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Eccles (Hoylake / Exeter / Plymouth)
Hicks (Devonport, Plymouth)
Grafton (Exeter, Devon)
Harris (Marazion, Cornwall)
Collard (Yeovil, Somerset)
Johns (Devonport, Plymouth)
Lyle (Bude, Cornwall)


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Re: Death Registration Information
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 February 20 14:50 GMT (UK) »
In case you haven't seen this ...

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60580319/alexander-smith

Yes, thanks. This is what led me to posting my question about death registration information. Alexander Smith had the same profession, in the same town ( originally), as my 3xggrandfather, William and was a very similar age. Finding Alexander and his family on the Find a Grave site made me wonder if I could discover anything more about him and his parents. It's a forlorn hope but I keep trying! ( Been looking for William's parents for at least twenty years!)
Thanks again. :)
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

ESS: Howe French Cant Annis Noakes Turner Marshall Makerow Duck Spurden Harmony
SCT: Howe Shaw Raitt Milne Forsyth Birnie Crichton Duncan McBeath Daniel Hay Robertson Jaffrey Smith McDonald Alexander Craighead
NRY: Bushby Smith Bland Iley Cunion Kendrew Thornbury Favell Lonsdale Crossland Rudd Pratt Gibson
WES; Dickenson Jackson Ewbank Waller
STS: White
SRY: Knight
DUR: Smith Littlefair
HAM: Williams Grose Lush Venson