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Access the records: Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998 .
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.
The index lists the following information:
- 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 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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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.
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