California, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1989 .

Record Description

The collection consists of images of registers, records, and certificatesof county birth and death records acquired from county courthouses. This collection contains some delayed birth records, as well. Some city and towns records are also included. Records have not been acquired for the following counties:

Contra Costa Modoc Siskiyou
Imperial Napa Solano
Kern San Francisco Tulare
Kings San Mateo Ventura

Record Content

Key Genealogical facts found in the County Birth and Death Records may contain the following information:

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. County Birth and Death Records. Various county clerks throughout 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.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1989," images, FamilySearch( accessed 14 June 2012), Orange > Birth Certificates 1915-1921 > Image 15 of 706, Lena Elizabeth Makela, born 12 March 1915; citing California, County Birth and Death Records, Various county clerks throughout California.

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