California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 .
This Collection will include records from 1960 to 1985.
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
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, Marriage Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.
The index may include the following information:
- Name of bride and groom
- Marriage date and place
- Name of spouse (May only list surname)
- Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
How to Use the Record
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.
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
- The names of the bride and groom
- The marriage place
- The marriage date
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from California. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.
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