Death certificate

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Deaths, Funerals & Probate
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Deaths, Funerals & Probate
I’m trying to find out whether a relative has died in the past few years (I highly suspect so). I’ve tried to fill in the government forms online, but they want to know details like date of death. Is it not possible to find out this way? And if not how do I find out? I’ve tried find a will but there’s nothing listed. I have no one to ask :(

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  • Yorkshireman99Yorkshireman99 Forumite
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    I’m trying to find out whether a relative has died in the past few years (I highly suspect so). I’ve tried to fill in the government forms online, but they want to know details like date of death. Is it not possible to find out this way? And if not how do I find out? I’ve tried find a will but there’s nothing listed. I have no one to ask :(
    The first step is to check the indices. You can ask for a search over several years if you know the place of death, birth date and full name.
  • WeAreGhostsWeAreGhosts Forumite
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    Do you have a link?
    I seem to be looking at the wrong area of the government website. The year of death range only goes up to the 1950s. I’m trying to find a death in 2015/2016
  • Yorkshireman99Yorkshireman99 Forumite
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    Do you have a link?
    I seem to be looking at the wrong area of the government website. The year of death range only goes up to the 1950s. I’m trying to find a death in 2015/2016
    I suggest you give them a call on 0300 123 1837and ask their advice.
  • SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    Do you know where they lived?

    If so, try googling the 'births marriages and deaths' notices from the local paper. If listed, that will at least give you a date of death to work with
  • WeAreGhostsWeAreGhosts Forumite
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    I don't use the phone, but have emailed the question.

    I have tried Googling name and location, but no joy in the obituaries (which doesn't surprise me). All I have is an address but the house was sold in 2015.
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    Would it be worth writing to 'the present owner' and asking if they know what happened to your relative? Did you know any of the neighbours?
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  • If you knew where the deceased lived and their name etc you can check for the date of death in the obituaries online, the company iannounce online post all of these for newspapers.
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    The England and Wales deaths are online up until 2007. PM me if you'd like me to look anything up.
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