To understand the reason why death records like El Dorado County Death Notices are some of the most requested for records from the government, one must first understand the contents of the records in question and their importance. There could be no question that death is something that would affect not only the members of the family of the deceased and the community, to which the deceased had belonged, but also the whole world given that death is something that would have effects that would be binding upon the world. After all, when a person had died, it is no longer possible for the deceased to interact with the world of the living and that would be something that would affect the community.
When a person dies, his rights do not necessarily terminate, but they are also curtailed. One of the most obvious effects of death in regards to the rights of the deceased that would be curtailed would be the property rights of the deceased. A dead person could not own property, but this does not mean that the property of the deceased would be owned by no one. The law provides for the proper succession procedure, but such procedure could not be opened without proof of the death of the deceased, and it is in here where these records enter as the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the fact of the death of the deceased.
As the official records of the government in regards to the death of the person named in the record, these records are afforded the presumption of regularity which means that they are presumed to be true and accurate at all times, though note that these records are not public records, and as such, only those people who are identified in the list provided for by law could make the request for copies of these records, or at least, of the full records.
At the state or national level, it is possible for one who is not included in the list to make the request for verification of the existence of the records, and again, it must be stressed that since these records are made only when the person named in the record had died, the fact that the records exists could be taken as prima facie proof of the fact of the death of the person named in the record. The method for making the request would be to make the request through the mail. Note that this procedure, and the fact that there are a lot of record that would have to be checked, means that a request at this level would take anywhere between six to eight weeks to complete.
It is also possible to make the request for El Dorado County Vital Records online through the use of online databases. Faster and more efficient, these online databases are not official sources, hence, they do not enjoy the presumption of regularity even if the information that they would provide would be substantially the same as that which could be found from the various archives.