California Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index covers events from 1817 through 1997.  
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1812 to 1988. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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=== Coverage Table ===
  
*Family Records  
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A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[California Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout California. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
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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.<br>
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.&nbsp;
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{{Collection citation | text= "California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in California.
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. California Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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=== Record Content  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
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This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
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{| border="3"
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Locality'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births and Christenings, 1817-1997'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriages, 1817-1997'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1817-1997'''
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|-
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| Alameda
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| 89,546
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| 2,687
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| 35,183
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| Alpine
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| 110
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Amador
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| 588
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| 3,406
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| 577
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|-
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| Butte
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| 11,820
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| 0
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| 20,466
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|-
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| Calaveras
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| 1,690
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| 960
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| 0
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|-
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| California
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| 3,861
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| 25,646
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| 38,905
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|-
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| Colusa
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| 283
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| 466
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| 238
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|-
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| Contra Costa
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| 0
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| 0
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| 3,294
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|-
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| Del Norte
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| 467
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| 618
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| 0
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|-
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| El Dorado
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| 986
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| 4,202
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| 0
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|-
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| Fresno
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| 7,815
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| 19,063
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| 4,082
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|-
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| Glenn
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| 488
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| 3,670
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| 1,465
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|-
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| Humboldt
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| 1,922
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| 22,836
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| 3,814
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|-
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| Imperial
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| 0
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| 1,563
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| 0
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|-
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| Inyo
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| 0
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| 1,051
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| 0
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|-
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| Kern
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Kings
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Lake
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| 842
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| 3,544
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| 2,040
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|-
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| Lassen
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Los Angeles
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| 23,808
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| 189,228
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| 127,575
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|-
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| Madera
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| 0
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| 0
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| 374
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|-
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| Marin
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| 3,121
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| 17,784
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| 1,547
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|-
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| Mariposa
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| 0
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| 1,521
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| 0
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|-
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| Mendocino
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| 992
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| 7,305
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| 6,157
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|-
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| Merced
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| 328
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| 1,618
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| 0
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|-
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| Modoc
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Mono
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| 186
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| 464
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| 0
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|-
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| Monterey
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| 8,043
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| 5,018
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| 4,126
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|-
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| Napa
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| 1,544
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| 2,598
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| 3,770
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|-
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| Nevada
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| 2,603
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| 10,535
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| 5,558
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|-
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| Orange
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| 1,961
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| 93,631
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| 15,309
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|-
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| Placer
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| 611
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| 9,453
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| 337
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|-
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| Plumas
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| 171
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| 170
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| 292
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|-
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| Riverside
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| 4,470
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| 1,797
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| 5,676
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|-
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| Sacramento
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| 7,784
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| 27,802
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| 51,764
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|-
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| San Benito
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| 0
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| 1,802
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| 0
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|-
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| San Bernardino
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| 9,605
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| 6,355
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| 15,919
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|-
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| San Diego
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| 3,717
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| 0
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| 2,431
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|-
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| San Francisco
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| 141
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| 35,725
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| 72,896
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|-
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| San Joaquin
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| 0
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| 14,836
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| 5,240
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|-
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| San Luis Obispo
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| 1,480
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| 8,032
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| 1,138
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|-
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| San Mateo
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Santa Barbara
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| 12,003
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| 18,829
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| 10,048
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|-
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| Santa Clara
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| 7,401
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| 11,160
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| 14,127
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|-
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| Santa Cruz
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| 2,135
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| 7,940
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| 2,616
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|-
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| Shasta
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| 6,063
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| 5,172
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| 1,484
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|-
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| Sierra
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| 286
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| 767
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| 531
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|-
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| Siskiyou
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Solano
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| 0
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| 9,710
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| 1,926
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|-
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| Sonoma
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| 6,673
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| 22,787
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| 15,972
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|-
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| Stanislaus
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| 274
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| 5,196
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| 226
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|-
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| Sutter
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| 333
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| 2,805
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| 630
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|-
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| Tehama
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| 3,698
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| 3,197
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| 1,437
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|-
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| Trinity
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| 135
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| 479
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| 0
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|-
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| Tulare
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Tuolumne
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| 0
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| 3,863
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| 1,405
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|-
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| Ventura
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| 0
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| 0
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| 0
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|-
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| Yolo
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| 369
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| 5,686
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| 4,891
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|-
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| Yuba
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| 352
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| 5,561
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| 0
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|-
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| Total
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| 230,705
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| 628,538
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| 485,466
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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This information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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[[IGI]]
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[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.&nbsp;<br>
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index], hosted by BYU/Idaho. Search by bride or groom - Free. [http://www.deathindexes.com/california/index.html Online California Death Records and Indexes]. Free [http://death-records.net/index.htm Death Records Search]. A guide for finding death records on the internet.<br>  
 
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index], hosted by BYU/Idaho. Search by bride or groom - Free.  
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/index.html Online California Death Records and Indexes]. Free  
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*[http://death-records.net/index.htm Death Records Search]. A guide for finding death records on the internet.<br>
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California_Church_Records California Church Records]
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[[California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] [[California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] [[California Church Records|California Church Records]] [[California Vital Records]]  
*[[California Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to this Article  ==
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.<br>  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.<br>  
 
==== Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
“California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988,” database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 March 2012), Emma Lambert, 15 October 1876; citing Alameda County (California). Recorder, Birth certificates, 1870-1904 for the city of Oakland, California-ODM, Film Number 1571208; index based on the International Genealogical Index. FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
 
[[Category:California|Vital]]
 
[[Category:California|Vital]]

Revision as of 19:17, 11 July 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

 

Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1812 to 1988. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article California Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).


Related Websites

Western States Marriage Index, hosted by BYU/Idaho. Search by bride or groom - Free. Online California Death Records and Indexes. Free Death Records Search. A guide for finding death records on the internet.

Related Wiki Articles

California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records) California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) California Church Records California Vital Records

Contributions to this Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.