If you are lucky enough to find the death certificate for your ancestor, you may or may not be pleased at the information that is on said certificate.

The original purpose of the death certificate is to document the date of death, cause of death, and disposal of the body. The main purpose is NOT to tell the name of the spouse, who were the deceased’s parents, and where the deceased was born!

If this is kept in mind, it is much easier to understand the reasons for some information NOT being provided on the certificate!