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From: Elizabeth Whitaker <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Locating a Will
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 12:09:22 -0400
One thing I've noticed in reading the
obituaries in The Washington Post on a daily
basis is that there may be weeks or months
between the date of death and either the
publication of a paid obituary or of a notice
date, time and place of the deceased's
bob gillis wrote:
> There are a number of New York City members on this list. One of them
> will probably come through with some good suggestions.
> One way that I think of is to go to
> http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml and check
> how to get and how much to obtain a NYC Death Record. This will tell
> you where he died. His will or administrations should be in the county
> where he lived. However the Last Residence in the SSDI may not have been
> his residence but that of the executor or administrator of the estate.
> When my wife's aunt died about the same time, my wife as adminstratirx
> changed the aunt's address for mail to our residence in New Jersey and
> that is the Last Residence Address in the SSDI. The aunt also did not
> want a death notice put in the local Jamaica Queens paper.
> Also join the Queens county list or post on the Queens Message Board
> asking what newspapers would cover the Glen Oaks section.
> A SSA SS-5 form will not give you any information that you want. It
> will have the info on the person at the time he applied for his SSN:
> Name, Address, Birth date Parents' Names but nothing on survivors.
> bob gillis