Re: Help requested - death certificate for an infant #general


cecilia <myths@...>
 

Lisabeth G Dashman wrote:

It has always been my understanding that a death certificate is needed in
order for a body to be transported to a cemetery. [...] I have spent a lot
of time searching for a death certificate for the infant born to my
grandfather Isidor Gisser and his wife Dora. The family story is that the
child was stillborn, and that it and Dora died more or less together.

[...] Dora's death certificate: [...] died 29 September 1918 at
Lebanon Hospital (Bronx, NY) [...] buried at "Old" Mount
Carmel Cemetery [...]. So is the infant (under the name
Gesser), buried on 27 September 1918. The cemetery
has the location of the grave, but neither they nor the burial society
(Workmen's Circle) have any other records.

I have searched different ways online for a death certificate listing, and
have tried to reach the NYS Health Dept. for information.[...]
I had a look on the web - others may find more hopeful information.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vr/vr-app-for-stop.pdf
indicates that
(a) there is a difference between a death certificate for someone that
lived and a fetal death certificate and
(b) you would not be able to get a copy of the latter, not being a
person entitled to apply for a such a certificate (see about halfway
down the screen).

http://www.stillparentsny.webs.com/ (in the recent discussion of
certificates following fetal deaths) also indicates that you would not
be eligible to obtain a fetal death certificate for a grandparent's
child.

Cecilia Nyleve

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