I ordered the death certificate of my Great-Great-Great Grandmother recently, when reviewing my documents for a potential DAR application. I realized that I was missing her death certificate, as well as that of her son, so I sent off for it. Yesterday I received her DC in the mail and... sigh... not helpful.
Rossie Alexander Craft was 98 years old when she died and her death certificate was filled out by her daughter in law. Apparently Mrs JW Craft didn't have the best information. Rossie's father was Georgia Alexander, not George Craft; Rossie's mother is listed simply as "Miss Cash," no first name given. So for the sake of paternity, this death certificate is practically useless.
At the same time, it's been almost a month since I emailed my local DAR chapter (the only form of contact seemingly available). Aside from a "I'll forward this to the right person," I haven't heard back from them. I'm only moderately interested in joining, so I don't have a ton of patience to wait for information. I've sent them a followup email and we'll see what happens.