Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Two Death Certificates--and Buried Before I Died
Thomas Frame, who died in Chicago on 8 August 1910 has two death certificates. They were both apparently filed on the same day, but the positioning of the writing makes it clear they are not the same certificate. There are a few minor discrepancies, most notably the fact that one indicates Thomas was buried before he died.
Down the road, we'll discuss these in an issue of Casefile Clues. Of particular interest is how the two should be cited and how discrepancies noted.
There is no comment or remark on either certificate that an additional one exists.