How Do I Find Out If Someone Is Dead With Public Records?
Are you afraid to ask about soemone in case they have died?
Have you ever had someone burst into tears when you call them up to ask about someone you lost touch with or perhaps you never met? It's happened to me and it can cause a lot of distress for both you and the person you're calling.
You may have gotten through to a very close relative and opened up memories and emotions that they were supressing. If the person was an old friend of your's then the memories will come flooding back to you too. It's very difficult to hold the tears back when you suddenly find that an old friend is no longer with us.
Why not find out if someone is dead before you start calling
You will find that calling around to find old friends goes a lot better if you look them up in public records first. You can check death records online and find out if someone died before you make an embarrasing mistake.
Do you have lots of people that you would like to get in contact with again? Friends from college, family members you haven't seen for ages, old buddies from work. You probably know lots of people that you haven't seen for years don't you?
It's a sad fact of life that the longer you leave it to get in touch with someone, the greater the chances are of them having died. So don't put it off because it gets worse the longer you leave it. Start tracing those people now but remember to be sensitive about making your enquiries. If you're calling a recently bereaved relative then you might get more than you bargained for.
Things will go much better when phoning around if you find out if the person you're looking for is alive or dead first. You can make discrete enquiries by looking up public death records online. It could save you a lot of distress.
How to find out if someone is dead before you start calling
If you don't want to be caught out like I was and avoid the embarrasing and emotional conversations then you should consult an online public records database and look them up in the death records. It's very easy and quick to do and it's completly confidential so you can decide what to do after an online search. You might want to send a sympathy card rather than calling them