[APG Public List] Death of a US citizen abroad

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer christine3cats at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 11:15:27 MST 2011

I have a question to piggyback on this. My husband's
great-grandfather's sister, who was naturalized in the US, died while
on a visit to Germany (Berlin) in 1908. Does anyone know how far back
before 1975 these records go?



On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Israel P <IsraelP at pikholz.org> wrote:
> I have a client who is interested in information about a childless great-
> aunt who died here in Israel in the early 1990s.  The aunt was a US
> citizen (as is the client).  A report of the aunt's death was filed with
> the Consulate in Tel-Aviv and that is what she wants to obtain.  No need
> for a certified copy.
> Three questions:
> The following two sites seem to have conflicting information.  I assume
> that the State Department's is the better source, but perhaps someone can
> comment on the very different information.
> http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/foreign.htm#foreign_deaths     and
> http://travel.state.gov/passport/faq/faq_5057.html
> Second, client is a great-niece.  What will the government require of her
> to demonstrate that she should be entitled to the report? (Obviously, she
> will file the request herself - no need for me to do it.)
> Third, is it possible to get the document filed by the informant, or only
> the Consulate's report.  Having just done this for my mother, I know that
> these are not identical.
> Thank you.
> Israel Pickholtz
> Jerusalem

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Hyde Park, NY

Author of: Long-Distance Genealogy:
Researching Your Ancestors from Home

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