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Re: Guess what I got in the mail?
In Response To: Guess what I got in the mail? ()

Congratulations!!!!! Glad SOMEONE was able to hit the jackpot with a death certificate recently. Last week, after waiting for 4 whole weeks, I received my great-great-grandmother's brother's D.C. in the mail. He'd died in 1931 in Fallis, Oklahoma. Uncle Hezekiah Bobo had migrated from Mississippi to OK in the 1890's.

Well, his death certificate contained a bunch of Don't-Knows. :( But at least someone hit the jackpot! Doesn't it feel good??! Reminds me of the time several years ago when I ordered the death certificate of another great-great-grandmother's brother. My great-great-grandmother's death certificate, as well as the certificates of two of her other siblings, failed to give their mother's maiden name. So, I decided to give this fourth sibling a try...who was my gg-grandmother's youngest brother.

I did not have high hopes that the informant would probably know the mother's maiden name since by the time that brother's kids were born, the mother had died. Well, low and behold, that brother's death certificate listed the mother's maiden name - Margaret Briscoe! So, just like you have been doing the happy dance, I did it too when I laid my eyes on that certificate! :) What a rush!!

Let us know what you find out in lue of finding your ancestor's maiden name!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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