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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Help with death in Massachusetts 1940 andafter
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:08:27 -0000
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Hmmm. There's a few paths you could try, but Everett may not be too easy.
One place I often look for death information, is in the published city/town directories. The directories used to indicate when someone died, or moved to another location (town or state). Unfortunately, the last i can find online is 1940. You can try the public library to see if thy may have the later editions. I'm just not hopeful. (I looked at the Boston Public library which has a good catalog of MA directories on microfilm, and the last Everett edition that they have is also 1940.)
The contact info for the reference desk can be found here... http://www.noblenet.org/everett/directions.html
Vital records are owned by the town/city where the even occurred. Each year, copies are then sent to the state. You can get copies of the records from either place, but the town/city clerk is typically easier. Unfortunately, it does cost money to get copies of the records. Information for the City of Everett can be found here...
You could try sending an email requesting the info, and not the record itself. This works pretty well when dealing with some of the smaller locales. I'm not sure about Everett, and I don't see a specific email address for the City Clerk's office. I would suggest clicking the "Contact Us" link at the top of the web site, let them know that you are in the UK, and what information you are looking for.
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