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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
*The name of your ancestor.
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*The name of your ancestor
*The date and place of death.
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*The date and place of death
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
{{Search Collection Link
 
{{Search Collection Link
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== 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].
 
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?===
 
===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. 
 
 
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or [[California Vital Records]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  
 
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or [[California Vital Records]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  
*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the [[United States Census, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, 1900 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  Search the state censuses as well.
 
*Use the information found in the record to find [[California, County Probate Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
*Use the information found in the record to find [[California, Alameda County, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
records.
 
 
*Search for death or burial information in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index].
 
*Search for death or burial information in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index].
*If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well.
 
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
 
 
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
 
=== 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.
 
*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 a nearby locality.
 
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality.
 
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
 
*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. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names.  
*Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
 
 
 
 
== Citing This Collection ==   
 
== Citing This Collection ==   
 
 
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
 
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"California, Death Index, 1940-1997." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Death Index
Collection years 1940-1997
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The index includes the following:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Father's last name
  • Mother's maiden name

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date and place of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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 California Department of Public Health.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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 a nearby locality.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"California, Death Index, 1940-1997." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

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