Re: Los Angeles CA death #general
Robert Strumwasser <RobertStrum@...>
On Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:01 AM, "Ron Kaminker"
1) send away for SSDI applicationIn order to attempt to find any children or relatives I will
2) send away for death certificate
3) call the local cemeteries
4) call the local jewish paper
Does anybody have any other suggestions? <<
First you could also try funeral homes, there are typically fewer of them
than there are cemeteries.
Easier would be to try the following sites, offered by Rootsweb; both are
1) CA Birth Index: http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/birth/search.cgi
This database is searchable not only by last name (including soundex and
metaphone), but also by mother's maiden surname (very useful for when you
don't the name of a female cousin's husband). This database covers births
from 1905 through 1997. If this cousin had any children after moving toCA, they should be in here.
2) CA Death Index: http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi
This database is also searchable not only by last name (including soundex
and metaphone), but by father's surname (very useful for finding married
women) and by mother's maiden surname (not there for many entries). This
database includes deaths occuring in CA >from 1940 to 1995. For your
purposes, this may mainly be useful for confirming that this women is, in
fact, your cousin while waiting for her death certificate to arrive.
You can see a complete, alphabetical, listing of all of Rootswebs databases
I hope this helps.
Sharon, MA, USA
Researching: >from Taurage, Lith: COHN, GLICKMAN, ROZ, SIEGAL, HURWITZ;
ABRAMAWITZ >from Taurage & Vainutas; any STRUMWASSER, STROMWASSER,
STRONGWATER, STONEWATER; >from Kamenets Pod., Ukr: JURIST, URIST,
SAPOSNICK, PETCHEKOVSKY, CZAP; >from Sadgura, Ukr: KARPEL, LOBL; KALTER
from Zhelibory & Voynilov, Ukr; >from Sudilkov, Ukr: KUDISH, RUTFIELD,LERNER, KATZ; >from Rafalowka & Manevichi, Ukr: ROSENFELD, BRATT