Tuesday, May 15, 2012

California Vital Records & Cemeteries

Vital Records - More databases are coming online so the research in California is still challenging in some areas, and really challenging in others! [Last update September 18, 2013]

Vital Records portals:

Vitalsearch- Free portal to info.
Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Records
County Codes: Posehn Genealogy Research Services
California Online Historical Directories - Online Historical Directories
California Genealogy & California Family History Resources - Ancestry.com
California -Ancestry.com
California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950  

By document type:

California State Archives and Libraries
California, Probate Estate Files,1833-1991 — FamilySearch.org- Select counties
Online California Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries
Pre-1905 CADI
California, Death Index, 1905-1939
California, Death Records, 1940-1997
California Deaths, 1940-1997
California, death index, 1940-1997
California Death Index (SF Genealogy), 1940-1997
California, County Birth & Death Records, 1849-1994
California Death Index, 1940-1997 - Ancestry.com (? Incomplete copy)
Mortuary and Cemetery Records, 1801-1932
Voter Registrations, California, 1900-1968
California, Great Registers, 1866-1910 — FamilySearch.org
California Marriages, 1850-1877
California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959
California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
California, Marriage Index, 1850-1945
California, County marriages, 1850-1952
California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985-Ancestry.com
California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984
California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, Ancestry
California, Births & Christenings, 1812-1988
California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 (SF genealogy)
California Birth Index, 1905-1995 - Ancestry.com
California Births, 1905 - 1995
Vital Records - Databases

Repositories:

California Public Libraries
California State Genealogical Alliance
CA DMV Message Forwarding Service.
Check Status of Your Voter Registration - Elections & Voter Information - California Secretary of State California Courts - Home
California, CaseType: Superior Court CRiis (Clerk/Recorder Imaging Information System)
Online Archive of CA

Other California State sites
Dept. Of Consumer Affairs: Cemetery and Funeral Bureau's Website!
CA guide_investigator_handbook.pdf (application/pdf Object)
California State Controller's Office : Investigator Handbook and Forms

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Newspapers

California Online Historical Newspapers - Online Historical Newspapers
America's Newspapers (NewsBank)
Genealogy Buff - List of Obituary Collections-California (scroll down)
GenealogyBuff.com - Online Newspaper Directory - California Newspapers
Obituaries, Newspaper Obituaries (scroll to CA)
*New*Newspapers online
California Newspaper: Index to microfilm holding
ObitsArchive.com -current papers
Chronicling America - The Library of Congress
Lawson Newspaper Links

County Links:

Alameda County: Berkeley Obituaries Index Search Form
Amador County : Resource Links
Humboldt County: Obituary Search Service
Imperial County: Riverview Cemetery District - Brawley, CA —
Imperial County: Riverview Cemetery District - Brawley, CA. Burials on the Web
LA Times Obituary Database Search: South Calif Gen Society
LA Times Obituary Database Search (Soundex): Southern California Genealogical Society
Los Angeles Public Library LAPL Indexes Obituary Index
LASD Inmate Information Center - Inmate Search
Los Angeles County: Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries - Interment Locator
Marin County: Marin Independent Journal Newspaper Archive - Search Old Newspaper Articles Online
Mendocino County: Ukiah Daily Journal Newspaper Archive - Search Old Newspaper Articles Online Mendocino County Civil and Criminal Case Index
Mendocino County California Court Records Directory
Mendocino County, California Free Public Records Directory
Merced County-MercedSun-Star.com
Orange County Grantor/Grantee Search Index - 1982-Date
Placer County: INDEX TO DEATHS 1852-1885
Obituaries - Sacramento Bee
Sacramento City Cemetery Index, 1849-2000.pdf
Sacramento Bee newspaper
Sacramento Bee: The Bee's online archives - Online Features - The Sacramento Bee
San Diego Co-Case Information Disclaimer
San Diego Superior Court - Register of Actions
San Joaquin Obituary links, 1850-1991
San Mateo County Records, 1851-1991
San Mateo County, Coloma, Italian Cemetery
Santa Clara Co-Mountain View CA obituary database
Santa Clara Co -Palo Alto Pub Lib - Ref Services
Santa Cruz Newspaper Clipping File 1990-date
Siskiyou Daily News - Yreka, CA - Siskiyou Daily News
Siskiyou County Obituaries
Yolo County: Davis Cemetery District
Yuba County Genealogy & History Home Page
California State Census, 1852 - Ancestry.com
California, State Census, 1852 — FamilySearch.org
California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948 — FamilySearch.org
California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989 — FamilySearch.org
San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958 — FamilySearch.org
California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 — FamilySearch.org


Cemeteries:

California, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960 — FamilySearch.org
Cemetery and Mortuary Association of California - Home Page
Cemetery and Funeral Bureau's Website!
Cemetery ROOTS-L California: Data
Fresno Co. Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno
Imperial Co-Riverview Cemetery District - Brawley, CA —
Imperial Co-Riverview Cemetery District - Brawley, CA. — Burials on the Web - Riverview Cemetery District
Riverside County, California: Genealogy, Census, Vital Records
Sacramento City Cemetery Index, 1849-2000.pdf
Sacramento County: Fair Oaks Cemetery District - Fair Oaks CA - A Public Cemetery District
San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records
San Mateo County: Historic Union Cemetery
Santa Clara County: City of Santa Clara : Mission City Memorial Park
Santa Clara Clunty: SCCHGS Mission City Cemetery Index
Yolo County: Davis Cemetery District