San Mateo County Death Records
(extraction by Pam M. Reynolds, Edited by Cath Trindle, 2000)
Published by Permission of San Mateo County Genealogical Society (SMCGS)
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|"Transcription by Pam McReynolds
Edited by Cath Trindle
San Mateo County Genealogical Society © 2000
"This volume is an extraction of the records listed in the San Mateo County Death Record book. The exact intent of the book is not known. There is duplication of many of the records found in San Mateo County Death Register 1 and the San Mateo County Coroner's Index 1, but some records found here are not in either of those volumes and some records listed in those volumes are not found in this volume. It is possible that it was the record of James Crowe who was both the coroner and owned a mortuary. This would explain it being housed with the country records.
"If you browse through this volume you will find it includes deaths that occurred elsewhere. Some died elsewhere and were buried in the county. Some died in the county and were buried elsewhere.
"Whatever the original intent, what you have here is a recording of
some of the earliest death records to be found in San Mateo County.
If you do not find the record of somone who supposedly died in here, be
sure to check both the San Mateo County Death Register and the San Mateo
County Coroner's Index. Other possibilities for early death records
are the newspapers or church records. "