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How to Obtain Georgia Death Certificates
Registration and maintenance of birth and death records began on a statewide level in 1919 in the state of Georgia. However, Compliance to the law of registration and maintenance of records of vital events was not considered extensive until 1928. However, some counties and cities did record births and deaths prior to that time but it was completely on their own and it had no intention or personal interest by the state as the state was not interested maintaining perfect facts and figures of the vital events taking place within the jurisdiction of the state of Georgia. Now days, the town or city offices has been playing vital role in collecting and maintaining the records of vital events in the state. Marriage records are the most complete, available from the 1700s on in most areas, but also vary from county to county. Marriage bonds and licensing were in place from the 1700s in Georgia, though are sporadic and fragmented and there is no evidence of them to be authentic. The Georgia Division of Public Health is the place where the complete records of the state vital events are collected and maintained.
Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.