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Known Issues

NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Document 114052, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.

Question #1: When searching Los Angeles > Los Angeles > Death Index 1957 Vol 28 A-Z, and Los Angeles > Los Angeles > Death Index 1958 Vol 52 A-Z, I get death certificates for the years 1894 and 1895, not the death indexes. Are the death indexes available?
Answer #1: The death indexes are not available online. But they are available on microfilm which you can order and view at your local Family History Center. The film number for both of these indexes is: 1358315. Item 2 on the film contains the 1957 index and Item 3 contains the 1958 index. See Ordering Microfilm and Microfiche.

Question #2: While browsing through Los Angeles > Death certificates 1956 no 10500-22599, I could not find any death certificates prior to 20500. What is the correct browse point label?
Answer #2: The correct browse point label should read Death Certificates 1956 no 20500-22599.

Question #3: While browsing through Los Angeles > Death indexes, I found mislabeled and missing browse points. What are the correct browse point labels and where can the missing ones be found?
Answer #3: The known mislabeled and missing browse points located in Los Angeles >
are listed below

  • Death index 1921-1923 vol 11, M-Z should read as Death index 1976 K-T
  • The missing years 1921-1923 can be found on Film 1358346: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, A-Z, 1921-1931 -- NOTE: District index only. These certificate numbers do not refer to state death certificate numbers. After locating a name on this index, go to the appropriate state death index year and find the correct state death certificate number.
  • Death index 1924-1925 vol 12, A-Z should read as Death index 1976 T - 1977 J
  • The missing browse points are located on the following films:
  • Film 1358155: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, A-Z, v. 10-12, 1923-1925
  • Film 1358156 Items 1 – 4: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, A-Z v. 13-14, 1926-1929
  • Film 1358156 Item 5: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, A-L v. 15, 1930-1931
  • Film 1358157 Item 1: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, M-Z, v. 15, 1930-1931
  • Film 1358157 Items 2 – 3: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, A-Z, v. 16, 1932-1933
  • Film 1358157 Item 4: Index to deaths, Los Angeles County, California, A-L, v. 17, 1934

Question #4: I cannot find images in some of the waypoints in San Benito County. Can you tell me where to find the images for Deaths 1975-1978 Vol. 19 and Deaths 1978-1982 Vol 20?
Answer #4: The images in Deaths 1975-1978 vol 19 are incorrectly linked to Butte County 1908 records. The correct images can be found on Film # 1908733 and can be ordered in to a FamilySearch Center near you. (See Ordering Microfilm and Microfiche)
Deaths 1978-1982 vol 20 has a broken link and the images do not load. The images for this waypoint can also be found on the Film #1908733 by following the instructions above.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.  
    For example: California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1994 > Los Angeles, Long Beach > Death Certificates 1904-1911 no 1 – 140 > Image 375 of 1542.
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