725 born in Greece - District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961

FamilySearch.org has a new FREE database titled "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961" which includes 725 people born in Greece.

What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of an index and images to death records from the District of Columbia. The records cover the years 1874 to 1961. The records were recorded by hand on pre-printed forms.

What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:

Name of deceased
Date and place of death
Age and gender of deceased
Marital status
Birthplace of deceased and parents
Duration of residence
Cause of death
Name of person(s) who removed the body
Name of undertaker
Place and date of burial

Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.

Registration of vital statistics began in 1874 for the District of Columbia and was generally complied with by 1880 for deaths. Some earlier records of deaths exist from 1855-1860, and 1865-1949. They can be obtained from the following address:

Department of Health Department of Human Services
Vital Records Division
800 9th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: 202-645-5962