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== What is in the This Collection? ==
This collection consists of a name index of death records for the years 1940 to 1997. The index was created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento.
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The index includes the followinginformation may be found in these records:
'''Death Index'''
*Name
*Sex
*Mother's maiden name
== How Do I Search The This Collection? == To begin your search Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:  *The name of your ancestor.*The date and place of death.
=== Search the Index ===
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/620239 California, Death Indexes, 1905-1988; 1940-1994]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article Keep track of your research in a [[FamilySearch Search Tips and TricksUse_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]]. 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the [https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/Pages/Vital-Records.aspx California Department of Public Health].===I Found Who the Person I was Was Looking forFor, What Now?===*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later. *Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. *Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration death records.*Use the Search for death or burial information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses[https://familysearch. org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index]*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family. Search for an obituary or cemetery record*[[California Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping Use census records. They are a good source to search for finding ancestors before 1900. other family members=== I Can’t Find Who the Person I’m Looking forFor, What Now? === *If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. locality*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names=== Research Helps ===The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[California, United States Genealogy|California]]. Try searching for * [[GuidedResearch:California|California Guided Research]]* [[httpCalifornia Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]* Step-by-Step Research://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname[[Step-by-Step California Research, 1850-1905|1850-1905]] | [[Step-by-givenStep California Research, 1905-namePresent|1905-equivalents.htm these namesPresent]] as well. *Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
== Citing this This Collection == Citing Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources makes it easy for helps 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.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "California, Death Index, 1940-1997." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.Record_Citation} <br><br> }} '''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link|CID=CID2015582|title=California, Death Index, 1940-1997}} '''[[California_Death_Index_1940-1997_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
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