Here is the death certificate for Elijah P. McKnew, who died 4 April 1912 in San Francisco, California:
In my RootsMagic 6 genealogy management program, I highlighted the Death event for Elijah McKnew, and clicked on the "Sources" button and then on the "Add new source" button on the "Select Source Type" screen. I scrolled down to "death" source types and saw:
Since the death certificate I had was provided by the City and County of San Francisco, I selected the source template for "Death Certificate, local level."
I clicked that one and the "Edit Source" screen appeared and I filled in the "Master Source" and "Source Details" fields:
Short Footnote: Elijah P. McKnew, San Francisco, Calif. death certificate Local Registered No. 2086 (died 4 April 1912, certificate obtained 15 May 2012).
Bibliography: California. San Francisco City and County. Department of Public Health. Death Registrations.
I added the death date and the date that I obtained the certificate to the field for the Certificate number because I thought it was important.
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