1. Massachusetts has the earliest statewide registration at 1841.
2. New Mexico and Georgia has the last statewide registration in 1919.
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3. Official records are located at county courthouses.
4. Primary source details are date, place and time of death and other death-related information.
5. Secondary source details are facts about an ancestor’s life, such as birth date and place and parents’ names.
6. Different web searches will gather different results
7. Try FamilySearch
8. Try using alternate and substitute records.
Read the Genealogy Insider’s blog 9 Kinds of Ancestor Death Records You Should Look For to learn about alternate records.