I am trying to find my dad

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My Dad died several years ago when i was homeless & i can't find any of my relatives on his side of the family.I would like to know where is his grave & what happened to his personal thingsd seeing i was his only child? His name is Isaac Willis Carter  I am his son Harvey Carter crtr_hrvy@yahoo.com

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Hi Harvey,

That's a tough loss to go through. Are you in North America? Since you are his next of kin, in most states or provinces, you should be able to have access to his record of death. Contact the vital statistics office where he died to find out what you need to send them to do this (usually a fee, and something proving kinship, like your birth certificate). From that record, you can usually find out if he was buried or cremated. Often, it will provide information on the funeral home or cemetery which handled the final arrangements.

As for his personal effects, you should contact the courthouse where he lived to inquire about his estate papers/probate. With the record of death and proof of kinship, you shouldn't have a difficult time accessing these.

Take care!
by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (273k points)
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