entry no. vs. death certificate no. #records

Trudy Barch

I am using FamilySearch and find death information about my great-uncle in Chicago.  It gives an Entry number.   Is that the same as a Death Certificate No.?

Thank you for your explanation if this is the same or different information.


Trudy Barch,  FLorida

Brian Kerr

The entry number isn't the certificate number.

That number is the entry within a batch.

For example, a batch may have 100 images/documents and each specific one of that batch is the number that's called the entry number.

I hope I had explained this okay via text... :-))

I'm not the highest experienced expert with FamilySearch, but I try to learn what I can as I use/encounter something.

Good Luck! :-))


Brian D. Kerr, Esq
SSG, U.S. Army (Retired)
SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired)