Researching Ancestors on the World Vital Records Online

Everton Publisher’s Genealogy Blog reports that there are more records now available from the website.

Maine Deaths 1960-1996. Here you can find the date of death, place of death and the death certificate number. This database was supplied by the Maine Department of Human Services. The entire year of 1996 is not online.

Louisiana Slave Index. Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall’s data on 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Ohio Land Patents – this data is geo-coded and linked to the Bureau of Land Management website.

According to the blog, the World Vital Records now hosts “nearly everyone who died in any US community since 1968”, a great aid for those researching more modern ancestors. For more information on how to use the World Vital Records, see Obtain Vital Records Information – How to Use the World Vital Records Online Service.

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