California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 .

Record Description

The collection consists of a name index to birth records created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento.

Record Content

The index includes the following:

  • Name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Sex
  • Mother's surname

How to Use the Record

Use the information in this index to obtain a birth certificate from the California Department of Public Health.

Related Websites

California Department of Public Health

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Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

California. Birth Index, 1905-1995. California Department of Health Services. Vital Statistics Section, Sacramento, California.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

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.

Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

  • “California, Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https:/ accessed 21 March 201),  Bonnie Jean Potts, 22 October 1946, Alameda, California, United States; 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.