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Death certificates

A death certificate is a type of vital record that's used to prove someone is no longer living. These are commonly used for claiming benefits, closing accounts, and genealogy research. However, death certificate laws and accessibility vary by state, so there's a lot to learn if you're hoping to order a loved one's death certificate.

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6 Reasons You'll Need a Death Certificate (and How Many to Get)

By Laura Leavitt, MA in Rhetoric and Composition

How to Get a Death Certificate in Utah: Step-By-Step

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

How to Get a Death Certificate in Iowa: Step-by-Step

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

How to Obtain a Death Certificate in Wyoming: Step-By-Step

By Carlita Jones, BA in Public Relations and Communications

How to Get a Death Certificate in Mississippi: Step-by-Step

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing