Native American Death Certificates

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the County Clerk of Tuolumne County, CA.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Informational copies of all American Indian and Alaska Native death certificates held by the Tuolumne County Clerk's office.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sovereign Bodies Institute

From: County Clerk

Sarah,

A follow up.

Thanks

Debi Bautista
Clerk & Auditor-Controller
County of Tuolumne
209 533 5552
209 533 5627 (fax)
dbautista@co.tuolumne.ca.us<mailto:dbautista@co.tuolumne.ca.us>

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From: County Clerk

Hello Sovereign Bodies Institute,

Your email was forwarded to me for our county clerk. We can provide informational copies of "American Indian and Alaska Native death certificates" at a cost of $21 per copy. However, we will need to research how many we have. The hourly rate is $130.75 and we estimate it will take approximately 1 hour per book to review. One book represents 1 year and we have books going back to 1850, approximately 170 books. The estimated cost to determine how many information copies there are will be approximately $22,227.50. Then once we know how many the cost of each copy will be $21.00. Please note that the race/ethnicity on each certificate was determined by the coroner at that time and we cannot speak to the methods used for those determinations.

Please let us know if you have any questions and if you wish to proceed.

Best Regards,
Kaenan

Kaenan Whitman
Assessor-Recorder
2 S. Green St, 3rd Floor
Sonora, CA 95370
Tel. (209) 533-5535
Fax (209) 533-5674
http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov<http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/>
kwhitman@co.tuolumne.ca.us<mailto:kwhitman@co.tuolumne.ca.us>

From: County Clerk

Hello Sovereign Bodies Institute,

Your email was forwarded to me for our county clerk. We can provide informational copies of "American Indian and Alaska Native death certificates" at a cost of $21 per copy. However, we will need to research how many we have. The hourly rate is $130.75 and we estimate it will take approximately 1 hour per book to review. One book represents 1 year and we have books going back to 1850, approximately 170 books. The estimated cost to determine how many information copies there are will be approximately $22,227.50. Then once we know how many the cost of each copy will be $21.00. Please note that the race/ethnicity on each certificate was determined by the coroner at that time and we cannot speak to the methods used for those determinations.

Please let us know if you have any questions and if you wish to proceed.

Best Regards,
Kaenan

Kaenan Whitman
Assessor-Recorder
2 S. Green St, 3rd Floor
Sonora, CA 95370
Tel. (209) 533-5535
Fax (209) 533-5674
http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov<http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/>
kwhitman@co.tuolumne.ca.us<mailto:kwhitman@co.tuolumne.ca.us>

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