Hit a roadblock finding death certificate for NYC: names, certificate number, but no death year #general #usa #belarus


Hi, all. On Ancestry.com, I found a couple I had been seeking on an index to New York, NY death certificates (this shocked me, since I was sure they were martyred in Grodno during the holocaust). The names are unique, and there was a common certificate number for both of them (this also puzzled me), along with birth places, spouse, and child, but no year of death. I tried to order the death certificates from the NYC records department (source of the index for Ancestry.com) but I was unable, because ordering requires a year of death - which was not provided on the index that was itself derived from NYC. I tried getting clues about year of death several ways, looking on NYC genealogy group sites ( www.germangenealogygroup.com ; www.italiangen.org), on find-a-grave, looking for family trees, etc. but no luck. And the Records Dept. can't help without the year, even with the certificate number. Anyone have any suggestions?


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