Re: Los Angeles CA death #general


Robert Strumwasser <RobertStrum@...>
 

On Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:01 AM, "Ron Kaminker"
<Ronkam@...> wrote:
In order to attempt to find any children or relatives I will
1) send away for SSDI application
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
incredibly useful.
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 to
CA, 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
here: http://searches.rootsweb.com/alpha.html

I hope this helps.

Robert Strumwasser
Sharon, MA, USA
RobertStrum@...

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

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