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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 .

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1905 to 1995.

The collection consists of a name index to birth records created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

California Department of Health Services. Birth Index. Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento, California.

Record Content

The index includes the following:

  • Name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Sex
  • Mother's surname

How to Use the Record

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

The event locations in this collection are listed by county and state and not by city and state. For example, Los Angeles, Kern, San Diego, etc. refer to counties not cities or towns. Burbank, California, is in Los Angeles County as an example.

Related Websites

California Department of Public Health

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


 

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