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Death and Fetal Death Certificates

Skip to Main Content. You must have Javascript enabled to see this menu. Notice: JavaScript is not available in your browser. Some enhanced features will not be available until JavaScript is enabled. Certificates Corrections Genealogical Information. Death and Fetal Death Certificates. We are sorry for you loss. Unfortunately, it is unclear what you are asking. Can you please clarify your question? Do you have a suggestion of where I can find more information for a burial location? My father passed a month ago. He passed in jail. The company who cremated him is doing the death certificate.

Hello Ashley.

The time it takes to process a death certificate can be affected by any number of factors. You may want to contact the cremation company to see if there is a reason the certificate has not been issued yet. My husband passed away. I tried to find out. I no idea what happen to my husband I went to get his death certificate. Hello Melba. We are sorry to hear about your predicament. You may consider seeking legal assistance to determine if you qualify for spousal benefits.

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I found paper with my sons signature giving him permission for blood transfusion. They have the time on the reports hrs and than it says on corner report he had surgical incisions and he main vain was cut out and gauze was left and surgical scalpel. I a mom I shaking right now can someone tell me why so many discrepancies. There could be any number of reasons for the discrepancies. You may want to contact the hospital or coroner to see if than can provide clarification.

Hello Danny. My mother recently passed away at Porter Hospital in Colorado from pneumonia. When I picked up her death certificate from the funeral home, the cause of death is not listed on the certificate.. How could this happen and do I need new certificates reissued? Hello Chuck. You may want to contact the hospital, doctor who declared the death or coroner if one was involved to find out if there was a particular reason her cause of death was omitted from the death certificate.

It is possible it is not required review the laws of the state where the death occured or it was a case of simple human error. Just curious if a person has cancer and has chemo treatments that knock out their amune system causing death by the flue.. If person dies from cancer related illness should death certificate state Cancer?

Hello Jim. Thank you for reaching out with your question. If the state where the death took place uses the US Standard Certificate of Death , there is a place to list both the immediate cause of death and the underlying cause of death. You could contact the hospital or coroner to find out how they go about determining what will be listed as COD on the death certificate. My father in law passed away in March,his girlfriend filled out the death certificate and put herself as his wife.

The Will clearly states she was not to be considered his wife. Is that illegal? And what should the family do? Hello Sherri. The laws regarding this may vary from state to state so we suggest you consult with an estate attorney regarding this matter.

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They killed my father and we never saw him or the law let us see him…. My question is why was hers blacked out? If anyone could help answer that question I would really appreciate it. Hello Crystal. You may want to contact the agency that issued the death certificate to see if they can shed any light on circumstance that may lead to a cause of death being blacked out.

The answer may vary depending on what you may use the death certificate for. You can certainly pose your question to the vital record agency that issued the death certificate. I just happened upon this information and I work at funeral home. I did not read each and every comment, but I will tell you that any issues that arise concerning a death certificate you should first contact the funeral home. They funeral home is responsible for obtaining the signature from the doctor. This is not always as easy as it seems! Doctors are SLOW when trying to get them to sign.

We do try our very best and are in constant contact with them. Once it has been signed the funeral home will then file the death certificate with the appropriate clerks office typically they are filed in the city in which death occurred unless that city does not have their own city clerk, it is then filed at the County in which death occurred. The funeral home will ask the family at the time funeral arrangements are made how many death certificates the family will want. If the family requires anymore after the funeral home has already obtained the initial number, the family can contact the clerks office themselves to obtain more death certificates are public record in most states.

You can contact the funeral home to obtain more but not all funeral home will do this for you. You will be charged again.

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If there is any errors on the death certificate, notify the funeral home asap! They will have to apply for a correction. The sooner the error is caught the better! Understand that the Funeral home has no say whatsoever in the amount of time this takes. When the death cert is Pending, the funeral home must wait until the Medical Examiner enters amends the cert and then applies for a correction with the State.

Once it has been amended the funeral home is notified and we then will obtain them for the family. FYI: Most of the info collected for the cert is for genealogy purposes. Such as, mother and fathers name, place of birth, level of education, occupation. Most important info would be Name, date of birth and death, social security number, spouses name, address. If you feel that the cause of death is incorrect, please remember this is not a funeral home issue.

The doctors name and address and lic. I have not received the death certificates i ordered some time ago. I PAID for 2of them with a I have not received them. Hello Diane.


I think you may have ordered from a company other than VitalChek. VitalChek order numbers are nine digits long and contain only numbers no letters. The order number you listed has several letters in it. Please check your order confirmation to verify the name of the company you ordered your certificates from. I have a question regarding what a death certificate does legally?. When a death certificate is issued, does that automatically put every state and federal authority on alert if someone were trying to pass off as my brother?

Also, if my brother passed away before the internet, are his records then digitized? Hello Maria.

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A death certificate provides proof of death for legal purposes and may be required to access pension and life insurance benefits, to settle an estate, to get remarried, etc. She went to the funeral home and received a one of the two copies that were paid for by the family. Does listing herself as Partner give her any legal standing? Hello Steph. It may depend on the state that the death occurred in. You may want to consider consulting with a legal professional. Hello, I read through all of these comments to see if someone had a question that was already answered that would fit my circumstances so I would not have to waste any time, There was none really but WOW!

So many problems.