California Death Index 1940-1997 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Te 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.
The index includes the following:
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- Father's last name
- Mother's maiden name
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- “Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([]: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
- “El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([]: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
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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.
California. Death Index,1940-1997. California Department of Health Services. Vital Statistics Section, Sacramento, California.
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