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Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1959 to 1997.

The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Record Content

The index lists the following information:

  • Age at Death
  • Estimated Birth Year
  • DGS Number
  • Date of Death
  • Certificate Number or page number
  • GSU Film Number
  • Image number
  • Name of Deceased
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Spouse
  • Place of Death
  • Sex
  • Page Number

How to Use the Record

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

Search the Collection

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.

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records from Wisconsin. 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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Wisconsin Death Records

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2007.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997.

 

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