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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/index.html Online California Death Records and Indexes]. Free
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://death-records.net/index.htm Death Records Search]. A guide for finding death records on the internet
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1908 to 1974. 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.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== What is in the 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.<br>
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1908 to 1974. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. California Deaths. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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[[California Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Coverage Table ===
== Record Content and Use  ==
 
  
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A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[California Deaths, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
== Coverage Table  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To search the collection it is helpful to know some of the following:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of death
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*The residence of your ancestor at the time of death
  
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
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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 in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:'''<br>
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''  
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1817-1997'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1817-1997'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1817-1997'''
 
|-
 
| Alameda
 
| 89,546
 
| 2,687
 
| 35,183
 
|-
 
| Alpine
 
| 110
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Amador
 
| 588
 
| 3,406
 
| 577
 
|-
 
| Butte
 
| 11,820
 
| 0
 
| 20,466
 
|-
 
| Calaveras
 
| 1,690
 
| 960
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| California
 
| 3,861
 
| 25,646
 
| 38,905
 
|-
 
| Colusa
 
| 283
 
| 466
 
| 238
 
|-
 
| Contra Costa
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 3,294
 
|-
 
| Del Norte
 
| 467
 
| 618
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| El Dorado
 
| 986
 
| 4,202
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Fresno
 
| 7,815
 
| 19,063
 
| 4,082
 
|-
 
| Glenn
 
| 488
 
| 3,670
 
| 1,465
 
|-
 
| Humboldt
 
| 1,922
 
| 22,836
 
| 3,814
 
|-
 
| Imperial
 
| 0
 
| 1,563
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Inyo
 
| 0
 
| 1,051
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Kern
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Kings
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Lake
 
| 842
 
| 3,544
 
| 2,040
 
|-
 
| Lassen
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Los Angeles
 
| 23,808
 
| 189,228
 
| 127,575
 
|-
 
| Madera
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 374
 
|-
 
| Marin
 
| 3,121
 
| 17,784
 
| 1,547
 
|-
 
| Mariposa
 
| 0
 
| 1,521
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Mendocino
 
| 992
 
| 7,305
 
| 6,157
 
|-
 
| Merced
 
| 328
 
| 1,618
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Modoc
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Mono
 
| 186
 
| 464
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Monterey
 
| 8,043
 
| 5,018
 
| 4,126
 
|-
 
| Napa
 
| 1,544
 
| 2,598
 
| 3,770
 
|-
 
| Nevada
 
| 2,603
 
| 10,535
 
| 5,558
 
|-
 
| Orange
 
| 1,961
 
| 93,631
 
| 15,309
 
|-
 
| Placer
 
| 611
 
| 9,453
 
| 337
 
|-
 
| Plumas
 
| 171
 
| 170
 
| 292
 
|-
 
| Riverside
 
| 4,470
 
| 1,797
 
| 5,676
 
|-
 
| Sacramento
 
| 7,784
 
| 27,802
 
| 51,764
 
|-
 
| San Benito
 
| 0
 
| 1,802
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| San Bernardino
 
| 9,605
 
| 6,355
 
| 15,919
 
|-
 
| San Diego
 
| 3,717
 
| 0
 
| 2,431
 
|-
 
| San Francisco
 
| 141
 
| 35,725
 
| 72,896
 
|-
 
| San Joaquin
 
| 0
 
| 14,836
 
| 5,240
 
|-
 
| San Luis Obispo
 
| 1,480
 
| 8,032
 
| 1,138
 
|-
 
| San Mateo
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Santa Barbara
 
| 12,003
 
| 18,829
 
| 10,048
 
|-
 
| Santa Clara
 
| 7,401
 
| 11,160
 
| 14,127
 
|-
 
| Santa Cruz
 
| 2,135
 
| 7,940
 
| 2,616
 
|-
 
| Shasta
 
| 6,063
 
| 5,172
 
| 1,484
 
|-
 
| Sierra
 
| 286
 
| 767
 
| 531
 
|-
 
| Siskiyou
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Solano
 
| 0
 
| 9,710
 
| 1,926
 
|-
 
| Sonoma
 
| 6,673
 
| 22,787
 
| 15,972
 
|-
 
| Stanislaus
 
| 274
 
| 5,196
 
| 226
 
|-
 
| Sutter
 
| 333
 
| 2,805
 
| 630
 
|-
 
| Tehama
 
| 3,698
 
| 3,197
 
| 1,437
 
|-
 
| Trinity
 
| 135
 
| 479
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Tulare
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Tuolumne
 
| 0
 
| 3,863
 
| 1,405
 
|-
 
| Ventura
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Yolo
 
| 369
 
| 5,686
 
| 4,891
 
|-
 
| Yuba
 
| 352
 
| 5,561
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 230,705
 
| 628,538
 
| 485,466
 
|}
 
  
== Related Websites ==
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== What Do I Do Next? == 
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===  
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*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records. 
 +
*Use the information in each record to find additional family members.
 +
*Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.
 +
*[[California Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 +
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
 +
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
 +
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[California, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[California Archives and Libraries]].
  
*[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.
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. {{FHL|California, Death Record|keywords|disp}}}}
  
*[[California Vital Records]]
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== Citing this Collection == 
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. 
  
== Contributions to this Article  ==
 
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "California Deaths, 1908-1974." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}} <br><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.
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Incomplete Citations}}  
 
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
  
[[Category:California|Vital]]
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{{Contributor invite}}
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[[Category:California Births, Marriages, and Deaths]]

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Record Type Death Records
Collection years 1908-1974
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1908 to 1974. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California Deaths, 1908-1974.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article California Deaths, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records) For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The residence of your ancestor at the time of death

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.


I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of California, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the California Archives and Libraries.



Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation:

"California Deaths, 1908-1974." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.