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Re: [NC] orderingDurham death certificates

I (for one) do not advertise that I have the death certificates of people others may be sensitive about. I will share the information,if asked, but no one asks me for proof, or where the information came from. When I write out information, I leave out things that may be embarrassing to the individual ( illegitimacy, prisoners etc), unless they have specifically asked me to look up the information.

One relative asked me to find out what happened to his biological grandfather, who mysteriously disappeared, and I discovered that he was imprisoned for most of his life. His grandmother divorced him soon after, and he only knew his step-grandfather.

Another was thrilled that I found a marriage certificate between his grandparents (a grandfather whose name he never knew). His grandmother had remarried, and the children took the name of the second husband. His father had always thought he was illegitimate, and it was important to this 70 year to know his father was not, and the true name of the biological grandfather (I'd been sitting on the information for a year, not knowing they did not have it, it only came out by a casual comment I made).

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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