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Access the records: Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998 .

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1933 to 1998.

The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. The index is very reliable. Except Mcduffie county is indexed as Mcduffe.

Record Content

The index lists the following information:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Spouse
  • Place of Death
  • Gender
  • Age at Death
  • Date of Death
  • Certificate Number or Page Number
  • GSU Film Number
  • DGS Number
  • Image Number

How to Use the Record

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The approximate death date

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records from the Georgia Department of Health. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

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Don't overlook FHL Place United States, Georgia items or FHL Keyword Georgia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Related Websites

Georgia Death Records Archives 

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Georgia Death Index, 1919-1998. Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.


 

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