Regarding death certificates -I have learned that in
the New York Metropolitan Area (inc. New York City -
all the boroughs, Nassau County and northern New
Jersey) death certificates are not required by the
cemetery. They may be needed by the
mortuary/undertaker but the cemetery only needs the
burial permit and/or the transit permit and that is
all they have on file. This document has only minimal
statistical information: name, possibly DOB, DOD,
Location of Death, and cause of death.
I have called more than 15 cemeteries in recent months
and have found this to be true at all of them.
The staff at Beth David suggested that undertakers
keep their files for a fairly long time and that would
be the best place to look for additional information
or a copy of the death certificate.
While this may not be the rule elsewhere in the US or
the world, it does limit what help NYC area cemeteries
can provide us.
San Francisco, CA
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 12:58:44 -0500
"Sally M. Bruckheimer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
<I don't know about getting one >from Finland, but you
may be able to get one >from the cemetery where he was
buried. There will be a burial permit with a copy of
the death certificate there.> re:
<<"I just learned that a cousin of mine passed away
while on a tour in Finland in 1993.">>