Re: death records of stillborns #general

Shelley Mitchell

Paula Blank asked about birth/death records for stillborns and babies who died
soon after birth.

I think a lot would depend on whether the child was buried in a cemetery. I know
of stillborns and young babies buried in cemeteries in the NYC area. In the 20th
century (thank you, Allan), I would assume they had to have a death certificate to
be buried in a cemetery. As for years earlier, you would have to ask a large, old
cemetery what was acceptable documentation.

Shelley Mitchell
New York City

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