One of the things you will need to do when a loved one with a trust dies is to obtain copies of the death certificate. Usually this is easily available if you are in contact with family members and the family physician.
If not, then you can obtain a copy of any death certificate in the nation through the records office in the state where the death occurred. County offices can become swamped with genealogical requests. So be concise and precise in your request. A letter with a self-addressed return envelope is best.
Include date of request; deceased’s full name and sex; date and place of death; purpose of request; requestor’s name, address, drivers license number and state where issued; and signature.
Deaths in Vermont
Vermont’s vital records system incorporates death certificates in the nine categories of vital events it keeps. Records for the past five years are kept by the Department of Health. Everything else can be accessed through the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.
Vital Records Office
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone: 802-863-7275, or 800-439-5008 (toll free in Vermont)
Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC in Vermont can help advise you about other steps to take in Trust Administration.
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