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Shanifaye
post Oct 16 2007, 05:07 PM
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Today the Georgia State Archives have released death certificate images of all deaths from 1919-1927

http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php



THIS IS FANTASTIC. It has broken down a HUGE brick wall for me because I was able to view the death cert for someone I have frantically been trying to find a death date and burial for. Not only do I have the date now....it lists where he was buried dance2.gif
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Shanifaye
post Oct 16 2007, 08:16 PM
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oh and I neglected to say something....... but first read this

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News: Family History Library & Georgia Archives - GA Death Records go Online

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch and the Georgia Archives announced today that Georgia’s death index from 1919 to 1927 can be accessed for free online. The online index is linked to digital images of the original death certificates. This free database will open doors to additional information for family historians and genealogists with Georgia ties. The index and images can be searched and viewed at www.GeorgiaArchives.org (Virtual Vault link) or labs.familysearch.org.

The names of Georgia’s deceased from 1919 to 1927 are now very much alive, searchable, and viewable online—and for free. The online index to some 275,000 Georgia deaths is the result of a cooperative effort between FamilySearch Record Services, the Georgia Archives, and the Georgia State Office of Vital Records and Statistics. FamilySearch digitized the records, and volunteers from both FamilySearch and the Archives used FamilySearch indexing technology to create a searchable online index from the digital images of the original historic documents.

“These death records are obviously a gold mine for genealogists and historians. Certificates include age, county of death, parents names, occupation, gender, race and cause of death; these documents open all kinds of possibilities to researchers,” said Georgia Archives director, David Carmicheal. The deceased person’s name, birth and death dates, sex, spouse and parents’ names and location of death were extracted from each certificate for the searchable database.

The linked image of the original death certificate can reveal additional interesting facts and clues for the family historian like the names and birth places of the deceased person’s parents, place and date of the decedent’s birth, marital status, occupation, permanent residence, and place and date of burial and cause of death.

Before making the certificates viewable online, Carmicheal said patrons had to order copies through the mail for a fee or visit the state archive’s office in person. The new online database will make it quicker and easier for patrons to get the information they are seeking. “It is always exciting for family historians when they can freely search a vital record index online like the Georgia death records. The link to the original death certificate is an added bonus—it saves you time, money, and provides rich genealogy data,” said Paul Nauta, manager of public affairs for FamilySearch.

The users just type in an ancestor’s name that died in Georgia between 1919 and 1927. They will see a brief summary of information from the ancestor’s death certificate with a link to also view the original image. Additional state indexes are currently in production.

Genealogical Society of Utah, doing business as FamilySearch, is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch maintains the world's largest repository of genealogical resources accessed through FamilySearch.org, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries. FamilySearch is a trademark licensed to the Genealogical Society of Utah and is registered in the United States of America and other countries.


now....I would really really really really like to thank both the State and Family Search for doing this AND PROVIDING SUCH A GREAT SEARCHABLE DATABASE AND IMAGES FOR FREEEEEEEEEEE!!


ahahahahaha take THAT ancestry lol
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Steph
post Oct 18 2007, 01:31 PM
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Amen and Amen. This has been a huge help to me already. YOu wouldn't think you would have that many ancestors who died in that short time frame, but I had several. And having this added info...like who the parents were for sure....with maiden names of mother's . Spouses and where they are buried and what they died of. It's been like being turned loose in a candy store.
I bet Ancestry is already figuring someway to appropriate it.

STeph
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Carol
post Oct 24 2007, 08:02 PM
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OK, guys, I gotta question about this data base, maybe you that have gone before me will have an answer.

I have no trouble accessing the site, or doing a search.

No trouble getting a look at a few good death certs.

BUT, HOW DO I GET A FULL SIZED DOWNLOAD OF THE IMAGE???

If I right click on the image, I get something about 60 to 70,000 bytes. HOWEVER, if you look at the descriptive stuff below the image, you will note that it says the image is maybe 245,000 bytes. That is a HUGE difference in what you will see and how it will print , etc etc etc.

So, what am I doing wrong?? I want that 245,000 byte version! sad.gif
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Shanifaye
post Oct 25 2007, 05:42 AM
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I havent been able to figure that out either...I can zoom in on the picture and move it around, but I cant see a zoomed view all at one time
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Carol
post Nov 1 2007, 08:38 AM
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After several frustrating emails back and forth between staff at the Archives, etc. It is quite evident that it is not possible to download a full octaine version of the death records from this site. The emails were quite frustrating, as whomever was answering me did not know how to convert 245 KB to total number of bytes. wallbash.gif

Some of the images, I was able to fuss with in Adobe Photo Deluxe and get an acceptable copy. With the PDF printout from data base (RootsMagic), I was able to get satisfactory images.

The Archives did eventually send me an order form, telling me that was how to get full octaine versions, but when I opened the PDF order form, I did not see anything about death certs. Maybe I just needed more coffee?? huh.gif
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