In a project that has taken three years, volunteers from the Delta County Genealogical Society have copied the Delta County Death Records from 1867 to 2010 as recorded in the official records of the Delta County Clerk’s Office. These records include these categories: Name of Deceased, Death Date, Birth Year, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Cemetery and Funeral Home (when present in the records). Members of the Delta County Genealogical Society copied, typed, and proof read each book. This project would not have been possible without the cooperation of Delta County Clerk Nancy Kolich and her staff, or the encouragement and hard work of Delta County Commission Chairman Tom Elegeert. Chairpersons for the project are Naida Standing and Tom Elegeert. This information has been taken from the Delta County Death Records and the information appears as it was given to the Funeral Director at a time of family stress. We felt that some names were misspelled, but we wrote them as they are listed in the official Clerk’s records. At times the writing styles and individual handwriting were very difficult to decipher, and we did our best to record the information as accurately as possible. Whenever possible, we would suggest that the actual record books be consulted when there is a question, or to obtain additional information, such as cause of death, which we have not recorded. They are available at the Delta County Clerk’s office.
Notes on Date:
Death Date: written as recorded
Birth Year: Law only allows the year. Full date can be found on the actual record.
Mother’s Name: The maiden name is not always listed. Unknown means that the name is not shown on the record.
Father’s Name: Unknown means that the name is not listed on the record.
Cemetery: Local cemeteries are listed by name. Out of town are listed by City/Town/County and State. Early records do not include cemetery or funeral home information.
Funeral Home: Local funeral homes are given by name. Out of town funeral homes are listed by City/Town and State.
Records can be searched using any part of the name; last name brings up all people with that name. We recommend trying several spellings as names do change through the years; they may be misspelled, so experiment if you do not find your name on the first try. If you don’t get a “hit”, try limiting the amount of information in your search. For example you may have better luck with searching just the last name than adding first name and middle initial. With popular last names (e.g. “Johnson”) it will probably be necessary to use a first name or first initial to limit the search results.
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