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<h2> Record Description  </h2>
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== Record Description  ==
<p>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.  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections"&gt;Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections&lt;/a&gt;.
<h3> Citation for This Collection  </h3>
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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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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.  
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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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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<h2> Record Content  </h2>
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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.  
<p>The index includes the following:  
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</p>
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<ul><li>Name  
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</li><li>Sex  
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== Record Content  ==
</li><li>Date and place of birth  
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</li><li>Date and place of death  
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The index includes the following:  
</li><li>Father's last name  
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</li><li>Mother's maiden name
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*Name  
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*Sex  
<h2> How to Use the Record  </h2>
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*Date and place of birth  
<p>To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*Date and place of death  
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*Father's last name  
<ul><li>The name of the person at the time of death  
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*Mother's maiden name
</li><li>Other identifying information such as the death date or place
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</li></ul>
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== How to Use the Record  ==
<h4> Search the Collection  </h4>
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<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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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
</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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</p>
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*The name of the person at the time of death  
<h4> Using the Information  </h4>
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*Other identifying information such as the death date or place
<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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==== Search the Collection  ====
<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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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.  
</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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For help searching the collection view the on-line demonstration &lt;a href="http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4"&gt;FamilySearch Search Tips&lt;/a&gt;.  
<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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==== Using the Information  ====
</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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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:  
</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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</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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*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> Related Websites  </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><a href="http://www.dhs.ca.gov/">California Department of Health&#160;</a>
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
<h2> Related Wiki Articles  </h2>
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<ul><li><a href="California Vital Records">California Vital Records</a>
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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.  
</li><li><a href="California Genealogy">California Genealogy</a>
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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.  
</li></ul>
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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.  
<h2> Contributions to This Article  </h2>
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*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Contributor_invite}}</span>  
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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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<h2> Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  </h2>
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== Related Websites  ==
<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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&lt;a href="http://www.dhs.ca.gov/"&gt;California Department of Health&nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;
<h4> Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  </h4>
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<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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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
</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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*&lt;a href="California Vital Records"&gt;California Vital Records&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="California Genealogy"&gt;California Genealogy&lt;/a&gt;
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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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==== Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections"&gt;Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections&lt;/a&gt;.  
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"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: &nbsp;accessed 23 April 2012), Elizabeth W Ritzert, 2 April 1980; citing Death Records

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Record Description

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>.

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 data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

<IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 height=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="4" _fck_mw_template="true">

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 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

Search the Collection

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.

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>.

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

<a href="http://www.dhs.ca.gov/">California Department of Health </a>

Related Wiki Articles

  • <a href="California Vital Records">California Vital Records</a>
  • <a href="California Genealogy">California Genealogy</a>

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.

Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection

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>.

"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org:  accessed 23 April 2012), Elizabeth W Ritzert, 2 April 1980; citing Death Records