Posted By:Richard Lake
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Subject:Re: Help with 1892 Lake Geneva Death--Helen Hawley
Post Date:June 08, 2010 at 07:09:57
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Forum:Walworth County, WI Genealogy Forum
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I doubt that the fact that she was a non-resident has anything to do with it, the Wisconsin Historical Society offers a better explanation: "Although Wisconsin law required counties to register these events [ie.,birth, marraige, deaths] since 1852, only a limited number were actually recorded by the counties before 30 September 1907..." [WHS, website] The DCs I've obtained for this era, from various states, offer little information beyond name, age, cause of death and certifying doctor/official. Of course, there's always the possibility that the record does exist but is buried in the county records and just hasn't been indexed. Rick