Georgia Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998
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|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||Death Index|
|Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes a death index to records from the Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, for the years 1933 to 1998.
The index is provided by Ancestry.com. It should be noted that Mcduffie County is indexed as Mcduffe.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of Deceased
- Name of Father
- Name of Mother
- Name of Spouse
- Place of Death
- Age at Death
- Date of Death
- Certificate Number or Page Number
- GSU Film Number
- DGS Number
- Image Number
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The date or location of the event or the name of a spouse
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate
- Use the information to locate a funeral home, obituary or cemetery record
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.