California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 .
The collection consists of a name index to birth records created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento.
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 Department of Health Services. Birth Index. Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento, California.
The index includes the following:
- Date and place of birth
- Mother's surname
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.
The event locations in this collection are listed by county and state and not by city and state. For example, Los Angeles, Kern, San Diego, etc. refer to counties not cities or towns. Burbank, California, is in Los Angeles County as an example.
Related Wiki Articles
- California Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- California Vital Records
Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
When you copy information from a record, you should 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.
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
“California, Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 March 2012), Bonnie Jean Potts, 22 October 1946; citing California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section, Sacramento, California.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.