Death is a natural life occurrence that most people dread, especially when it happens to a loved one. The death of an individual can be caused by a variety of things, and this type of information is found in death certificates or death records. In the state of Florida, additional information on someone’s unfortunate demise is found in Florida death records, which are readily available and open to the general public to view.
The state of Florida stores all its vital records in the Office of Vital Statistics, which operates under the Florida Department of Health’s jurisdiction. Upon requesting a copy of a death record, the requester is required to pay the necessary charges via money order or check. Also, the department compels anyone wishing to get a copy of a death record to present a photocopy of their driver’s license, or any other valid photo identification, and signature.
Aside from relatively recent death records, the Vital Statistics Office also maintains records of deaths from 1877 to 1917 and so on. However, due to the current condition of some of the documents, the information available may be limited at best. Because of the state and federal laws being implemented and observed, doing obituary searches is perfectly legal as it is within the rights of every member of society to gain access to such vital records. Although the Office of Vital Statistics is sworn to protect any information regarding the cause of death within a period fifty years after the fact, spouses, parents, siblings, and the children and grandchildren of the deceased are, however, authorized to acquire the said information.
It is quite understandable that no one in their right minds would want to recall the circumstances surrounding a loved one’s death, especially if the said individual’s demise was rather sudden. But uncovering such details cannot be avoided when one tries to search Florida death records for investigative purposes. Unearthing someone’s death record could provide crucial information on his or her unfortunate death. Sounds a bit like an Agatha Christie mystery, don’t you agree?
For people conducting genealogy research, the Florida Social Security Index is another viable source of information. Free of charge, I might add. It compiles a list of records of deceased Americans, which is available via the Internet. Several government websites and other online sources can also offer access to documents and records of this sort. Such documents contain information regarding the deceased, like when and where the person died, when and where the funeral was held, the death certificate, and the deceased’s date of birth.
With all the possible sources of death records considered, there is one other method that could help make your obituary searches a bit more convenient and successful. Through professional record providers, which have gained considerable popularity in the recent years, you can obtain comprehensive information in a short period of time. For a one-time registration or membership fee, you will get trouble-free service of the highest caliber. With the extensive database that most of these private online providers have, your query will yield accurate and thorough results more efficiently. Need I say more?