Only in Genealogy
Does one get excited over receiving a death certificate!
But excited I was when I received an email from my first cousin's wife! Today she emailed me several documents, including the above death certificate for my Aunt Marianne. She's the one pictured here. This cousin-by-marriage also sent me a copy of Marianne's birth certificate, my grandparents' marriage certificate, and a few other documents that have thickened the plot considerably. I need to do some asking around before I post anything, though. There may be a reason the documents do not match the information I've always known ;).
At any rate, as exciting as it is to receive the information, it's even more exciting to make a connection with cousins I've lost contact with.