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Subject: Re: [AUS-SAGEN] death certificates
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:39:36 +0800
References: 79097285
In-Reply-To: 79097285

A cautionary note to all.

In SA certificates contain very little extra, or no more, information than is
in the digital databases. Unless there is a symbol indicating extra

For deaths the only extra may be the name of the informant, who may be a
funeral director.

In spite of the above, there are good reasons for buying a certificate -

1. to confirm the database record
2. confirm the database record
3. copy of the original document for presentation

Ian in Perth

Quoting Louise Leslie <>:

> Hi every-one,
> following my previous query, one lister has suggested I purchase death
> certificates to find out some of the answers...
> I am wondering...
> 1) What is likely to contained on certificates (I realise each state records
> different things in different years)... so can anyone enlighten me on what
> is likely to have been recorded in South Australian death certificates in
> 1873, 1890, 1903 and 1908?
> 2) How much do they cost?
> 3) where do I purchase them from, and what details do I need to supply and
> is there a form to complete?... (I do not have a credit card, so I suppose I
> need to post a cheque)...
> another lister suggested that the newspapers of the day, in the local areas
> might have recorded an obituary...
> I am wondering if SKS could help with a look-up for the following years, and
> places...
> Kapunda 1903 (the Kapunda Herald?)
> Angaston 1908
> Moonta 1890
> Freeling 1873
> not sure of the newspapers that covered these places, but if some-one would
> be able to help, please write and I'll give you the details...
> thanks
> Louise
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