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Sacramento County Death Records Search

To understand the reason why death records are some of the most requested for records from the government, one must first understand the reason why death records are made and what the records actually contain. Death records like Sacramento County Death Records are the official records of the government in regards to the death of the person named in the record and as such, they are the best evidence that one could provide in order to prove death. One may ask why there is a need to prove the fact of the death, and the answer to that would be because death is something that would affect not only the people who are acquainted with the deceased, but even the whole world.


One must remember that death is something that changes the status of the person who had died, and such change of status binds the whole world. Of course, someone may claim that the deceased had not really died, thus, there would sometimes be a need to prove the fact of the death and this happens often in cases where the deceased had left behind a will. Under the law, no will shall pass property to the heirs unless it has been probated, and the probate court would require evidence of the death of the decedent as death is not something that courts could take judicial notice of.

The reason why these records are the best evidence that could be provided is because these are the official records of the government and as such, they are the ones that are afforded the presumption of regularity such that they would always be presumed to be correct. This means that the party presenting the records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate as they are already presumed to be as such. Note, however, that the presumption is merely prima facie, or that which, without any evidence to the contrary could stand on its own. This means that if there is evidence to the contrary, the presumption could not stand.

A request for copies of the death records may be done at the state level through the California Department of Public Health. Note that the method for making the request would be to make the request through mail, which means that the procedure would be longer as the office could image only begin processing the request once they had received the request form. Note that the office currently does not have the facilities to handle requests made in person.

It is also possible to make the request for copies of Sacramento County Death Certificates online through the use of online databases. These are mostly privately owned archives, but the information that they provide would be roughly the same as that which may be found from the official archives. The difference is that the platform that is being used by these online databases would allow for a faster and more efficient search, and some of them would charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.
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