Finding a death date in NYC #general


Liz Hanellin
 

Hello all,

My great grandmother, Rebecca POPKIN, died sometime between August 1962 and
September 1963, but I don't have a specific date and I don't know where she
is buried. As far as I know, she was living in Brooklyn at the time of her
death, but I don't have a record of this.

I'm not sure it's relevant to finding her death record, but POPKIN is her
second married name. She was born ELFMAN and was first married to SHAYNES
(which has many alternate spellings).

Does anyone have advice for me on how to find her death information?

Thanks in advance.

Liz Hanellin
NYC


Phyllis Kramer
 

Liz Hanellin asked:My great grandmother, Rebecca POPKIN, died sometime between
August 1962 and September 1963, but I don't have a specific date and I don't know
where she is buried. Does anyone have advice for me on how to find her death
information?

I would suggest the following:
1. social security death index (try all surnames, especially if you know her date
of birth)
2. try JOWBR, our JewishGen burial registry with 2 million names
3. try findagrave, billiongraves and jewishdata web sites
4. look for an obit in the NY Times historical and other NY papers
5. try the large Jewish Cemeteries in NY

http://www.montefiores.com/Montefiore/jewish-cemeteries-new-york/index.html
http://www.mountararatcemetery.com
http://www.mountcarmelcemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment
http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment
http://www.mountjudah.com
http://www.mountlebanoncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org
http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment

and enjoy the hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Phyllis Kramer
Liz Hanellin asked:My great grandmother, Rebecca POPKIN, died sometime between
August 1962 and September 1963, but I don't have a specific date and I don't
know where she is buried. Does anyone have advice for me on how to find her death
information?

I would suggest the following: .......



Phyllis offers a lot of good suggestions for a general approach to looking for a
date of death but in this instance there's a simpler, sure fire solution. The
New York City Death Index to 1982 is on the shelves at the New York Public Library
(and the questioner works just a few blocks >from the library).

This index is arranged by year and then the name of the deceased. It will show the
date of death, the person's age, the borough in which the person died, and the
certificate number.

If the person in question is not in that file they did not die in New York City
and then the approaches Phyllis details are the next best solution.

The library's copy of the death index starts on microfilm and then switches to
books for the 1960s to 1982. The 1967 book however is permanently missing >from
the collection.

To use it at the Library is free and some else recently posted a paid link to a
commercial company that has the images loaded as well of the New York City vital
record indexes.

Allan Jordan