== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The index includes the following:
=== 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.
== 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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other
county or [[California Vital Records]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
*Search for death or burial information in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index]
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, 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