Sometimes You definitely Have to Search for which Record
- August 31, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Family research can be very rewarding however at the same time, which can also be very frustrating especially when which comes to not being able to find records. which happened to me not to too long ago along with also the eventual discovery ended up being an unbelievable find.
Eliza Jane Kidd was the sister to my great, great grandfather James Kidd. They were both born in Ireland along with also emigrated to the U.S. Eliza along with also her sister Jane ended up in Boston were both married along with also eventually wound up in Western Wisconsin where they spent the rest of their days along with their families. James arrived from the U.S. later on along with also he also settled from the same area near Colfax with his family.
Eliza married Arthur Simpson in Blackstone, MA on 5 May 1857 along with also later moved to Tainter Township near Colfax in April of 1868. Eliza passed away on 13 October 1911 along with also was all buried in Hill Grove Cemetery just outside of Colfax. Almost the entire family were eventually buried at Hill Grove Cemetery. I was able to verify much of the information regarding Eliza’s life including her gravestone at Hill Grove. I was never able to find her death certificate. I always thought which was strange since her obituary indicated which she died at Tainter Lake which can be also in Western Wisconsin where Colfax can be located. along with also she died within the time frame when Death Certificates were required by the state of Wisconsin. After doing a request with the State of Wisconsin, there was no record indicating her death.
So what happened to her death certificate? I eventually applied for the death certificate with the Dunn County Register of Deeds office located from the county seat of Menomonie. I figured which was worth a try although my thinking was if the state didn’t contain the record why would certainly the county have which? So I filled out the form along with also mailed which in. I received a call through the Assistant clerk for the Register of Deeds through Dunn County about two days after mailing my request. She mentioned to me which she thought she found Eliza’s death certificate however the interesting part was “THERE WAS NO NAME ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE!” All the information was correct including the name of her parents, the dates of birth along with also death. There just wasn’t any name on the certificate. The clerk also informed me there was a note attached to nameless certificate through a former Register of Deeds through years ago. This specific person indicated which This specific certificate was most likely which of Mrs. Eliza Simpson since she remembered her.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing along with also which wasn’t until a few days later when I received the letter through Menomonie which I saw the nameless death certificate. I stood there for a few minutes in disbelieve however sure enough which was the death certificate of my great, great, great aunt. What I learned through all This specific can be be open-minded when searching for family records along with also never give up.