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How to find a death of a person after 2006

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Joy

Joy Report 14 Mar 2013 20:01

I have recently found out that one of my distant relatives could have died. How can I find out that this is correct. I do not know where they were living at the time of the possible death as they often moved around the country.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 Mar 2013 20:14

Putting their name into a Google search might show up an obituary notice in a newspaper.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 14 Mar 2013 20:16

I don't know if you're in England, but here, every local records office has BMD's for the whole country up until 6 months ago.
You have to join to view, but it's free. Just take along something with your signature on (passport or driving licence is best), and a utility bill.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 Mar 2013 20:25

Maggie
I don't think many places hold the full index due to costs, but would love to hear that I'm wrong.

https://www.gov.uk/research-family-history

I am waiting to update my records.

Joy

Joy Report 14 Mar 2013 21:05

Thank you Gwyn I have tried this but it didn't come up with anything.
maggiewinchester thank you if I live in Grimsby would I be able to get records for someone in Northamptonshire or possibly Derbyshire, these can both be places where he resided before his death.
I have just tried the website but unless I pay for a certificate can't get to know the answers but it is asking for the year and place of death which I don't know

Island

Island Report 14 Mar 2013 22:27

I'm not sure how far back this goes but worth a search?

http://www.bmdsonline.co.uk/?type=obit

http://www.legacy.com/NS/

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 14 Mar 2013 22:38

It's a while since I went - but then, they held the whole country

Give your local records office a ring :-D

Joy

Joy Report 15 Mar 2013 19:15

Thank you all for your help tried the two websites but got no Joy on either of them. Will try giving the local records office a ring.