Re: Help in explaining an inconsistency #usa #records

Michele Lock

I would also try to get the death certificate, though sometimes you have to give the state or local authorities the date of death, which in this case could be one or the other. Also, if you are not a direct descendent of this woman, there may be difficulties getting the certificate, but it is worth trying.

I would think that the California index is the correct one, since it actually has a set date, as opposed to only the month for the Social Sec. entry.  The CA death index would have been based on her death certificate sent into the state vital records office. The Social Security record would have been based on when this US federal agency was informed of her death. When my father passed away in 2009, it was the funeral director who notified Social Security. But he also warned us that sometimes the clerks there don't properly record a death, and that if we kept getting my father's monthly payment checks, then we needed to notify the agency again. 

There's also trying to find her gravestone, but I imagine you have already done that.
Michele Lock

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