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    yurcek Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 29, 2009, 10:39 AM
    Trying to return a family heirloom
    I am trying to find a family member of a local dentist (long deceased) to return a Dental Certificate to the family. I found the certificate among some of my Grandfathers items when we sold the family home. I had found the license logged in the state of Iowa Dental Board records, but the dental school he attended has been closed for a long time. He also practiced in my hometown of Sherburn, MN for years, but there are now family members in the area that I am aware. His second wife used to babysit me, but she was quite younger then him and they dd not have any kids between them. The dentist name was C.C. McFadden.
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    Oct 29, 2009, 03:31 PM
    Hi, yurcek!

    Do you mean that you've already been to a website where you found a record of the license, please?

    Thanks!
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    Oct 29, 2009, 04:28 PM
    No, I stopped into the Iowa Dental Board office and they found the record of the license in one of their books. It did not list his hometown though. The dental school was in Ottumwa, Iowa. I believe that he graduated in the 20's. He practiced in Sherburn, MN. I am not sure if either of these states was his home state though.
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    Oct 29, 2009, 04:41 PM
    Hi again, yurcek!

    So, did you ask them about any other records that they might have about him? Where you went would appear to be the correct place to start with finding out that information.

    Thanks!
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    Oct 29, 2009, 06:02 PM

    I looked and found 144 people in MN with that last name.

    Perhaps just a name search and just start calling and asking them if they are related.
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    Sep 26, 2011, 05:48 PM
    Go to http://genforum.com AND www.boards.ancestry.com and go the surname message board. Register (it's free) and then post the information you have from the death certificate on the specific surname website. Many times, you will not be able to locate a relative from the phone book who is interested in genealogy. However, by posting the information on the message board, IF one of the descendants is looking there, they will see your post and most likely get in touch with you.

    Dondea

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