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Death Look up

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Unknown Report 17 Dec 2011 13:19

It would be nice to be able to look up the DEATH RECORDS by instead of the death date put in the BIRTH date (plus or minus 1 year) instead, as I suspect that most people have found this date and are looking for the date of death.


GlitterBaby Report 17 Dec 2011 17:14

It can be done on Ancestry but not sure when it was introduced to the indexes


JerryH Report 17 Dec 2011 21:44

And it can be done on FreeBMD by: entering in the DOB/Age Field
an age (e.g. 65),
a range of ages (e.g. 60-70),
a date of birth preceded by @ (e.g. @June1910) or
a range of dates of birth preceded by @ (e.g. @1910-1911).

Age of Death was included from 1 Jan 1866
Date of Birth from 1 April 1969