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<p>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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== Record Description  ==
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</p><p>Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections">Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections</a>.
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This Collection will include records from 1940 to 1997.<br>  
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<h2> Record Content  </h2>
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This collection consists of a name index of death records. The index was created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento.  
<p>The index includes the following:  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
<ul><li>Name  
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</li><li>Sex  
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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>  
</li><li>Date and place of birth  
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</li><li>Date and place of death  
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{{Collection citation | text= "California, Death Index, 1940-1997
</li><li>Father's last name  
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." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.]]
</li><li>Mother's maiden name
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</li></ul>
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text = California Department of Health Services. California, Death Indexes. California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section, Sacramento, California.}}  
<h2> How to Use the Record  </h2>
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<p>To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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== Record Content  ==
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<ul><li>The name of the person at the time of death
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The index includes the following:  
</li><li>Other identifying information such as the death date or place
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</li></ul>
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*Name  
<h4> Search the Collection  </h4>
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*Sex  
<p>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.  
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*Date and place of birth  
</p><p>For help searching the collection view the on-line demonstration <a href="http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4">FamilySearch Search Tips</a>.  
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*Date and place of death  
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*Father's last name  
<h4> Using the Information </h4>
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*Mother's maiden name
<p>When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
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</p>
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== How to Use the Record  ==
<ul><li>Use the death date to obtain a death certificate.  
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</li><li>Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
</li><li>Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in other records such as census and church records.
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</li></ul>
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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.  
<h4> Tips to Keep in Mind </h4>
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<ul><li>Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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'''To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:'''
</li><li>Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
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</li><li>When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*The name of the person at the time of death
</li><li>If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Other identifying information such as the death date or place
</li><li>Remember that indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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</li></ul>
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For help searching the collection view the on-line demonstration [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
<h2> Related Websites  </h2>
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<p><a href="http://www.dhs.ca.gov/">California Department of Health&#160;</a>
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'''Using the Information:'''
</p>
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<h2> Related Wiki Articles  </h2>
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
<ul><li><a href="California Vital Records">California Vital Records</a>
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</li><li><a href="California Genealogy">California Genealogy</a>
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*Use the death date to obtain a death certificate.  
</li></ul>
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
<h2> Contributions to This Article  </h2>
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in other records such as census and church records.
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Contributor_invite}}</span>
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'''Tips to Keep in Mind:'''
<h2> Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  </h2>
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<p>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.  
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
</p>
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
<h4> Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  </h4>
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
<p>A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections">Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections</a>.  
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*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
</p><p>"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org: &#160;accessed 23 April 2012), Elizabeth W Ritzert, 2 April 1980; citing Death Records.
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*Remember that indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ California Department of Health]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, Death Index, 1905-1939 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Death Index, 1905-1939 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.  
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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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[[Category:California|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1940 to 1997.

This collection consists of a name index of death records. The index was 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, Death Index, 1940-1997

." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.]]

text = California Department of Health Services. California, Death Indexes. California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section, Sacramento, California.

Record Content

The index includes the following:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Father's last name
  • Mother's maiden name

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

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.

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of death
  • Other identifying information such as the death date or place

For help searching the collection view the on-line demonstration FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information:

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the death date to obtain a death certificate.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in other records such as census and church records.

Tips to Keep in Mind:

  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Remember that indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

Related Websites

California Department of Health

Related Wiki Articles

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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.