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Ellen Korpi
 

My great grandmother's death certificate from March 1950 is held by the NYC Health Department and I am denied access because I do not know the names of her parents. This is circular since the reason I seek this document is to learn the names of her parents. Could someone provide an update on the long time efforts to improve access to these documents?

TOBACK POLLER (Mogilev, Podalia), SCHWEITZER FISHMAN HAMACHER (Mykolaev, Podalia)

Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA
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Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA


RichardWerbin
 

I had the same problem asking the DOH for my grandparents' death certificates.
They died in Brooklyn in the 1960s.
I was looking for their parents' names.
DENIED, and they kept the fee I paid.
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Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


Gary Gershfield
 

I have been successful a few times with this request. 

Under Parents' Names, I wrote that the deceased was in an orphanage, and the names are therefore Unknown.

Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills, NY


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I had the same problem asking the DOH for my grandparents' death certificates.
They died in Brooklyn in the 1960s.
I was looking for their parents' names.
DENIED, and they kept the fee I paid.
--
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


Sherri Bobish
 


Ellen,

Is the name of her father on your ggm's tombstone?

Did your ggm come to The U.S. at a young age?  You may find her on a census with her parents.  You can look for her on U.S. and NY State census' at:  www.familysearch.org

Depending on what decade she arrived in The U.S. (questions asked on the manifests changed over time), you may find a parent's name listed as nearest relative she left behind, or the name of a parent she was bound for in The U.S.

Did she marry in NYC?  A percentage of NYC marriage records are transcribed at:
https://stevemorse.org/vital/nyvital.html?type=marriage

Did she have a Social Security number?  Ancestry has a database of Social Security Applications, some of which provide parent's names.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish