JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gyorgy DENES - Hungary to USA #general

Ira Leviton

Dear Cousins,

Rony Golan asked about Gyorgy DENES, who immigrated >from Hungary to the
U.S.A., and his wife Martha DENES. He knows their probable years and
locations of death.

Keep in mind that if this information is >from the Social Security Death
Index, the location given is not the place of death, but the residence at the
time of their death. Most people nowadays die close to home, especially when
they're very old, but if the monthly benefit was being sent to somebody else,
then even if they died at home, Social Security records may not show that.

With knowledge of the year and location, their death certificates can be
obtained >from the New York City Department of Health and the State of Florida
Department of Health, respectively. Information on how to obtain them >from
those sources is at and

The names of the cemetery and the informant of the personal information,
quite likely a family member, should be on the death certificates. Note that
the New York City Department of Health does not consider genealogy a valid
reason for requesting a death certificate, although I have obtained them by
stating I am a cousin, want to visit the deceased's grave, and nobody
remembers where it is. Their fee is $15. Florida is much more open about
death certficates - without the medical information, they are available to
anybody for $5.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.

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