Source:California, United States. Death Index, 1940-1997

Source Death Index, 1940-1997
Coverage
Place California, United States
Year range 1940 - 1997
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Citation
California, United States. Death Index, 1940-1997.
Repositories
RootsWebhttp://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/sea..Free website
Family Tree Legendshttp://www.familytreelegends.com/records/caldeathsFree website
Ancestry.comhttp://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180Paid website
FamilySearchhttps://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#..Free website

The California Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research vital Statistics Section has made available this database of extracts of 9.3 million California death records , which is available free online in several places.

The searchable fields include first/middle/last name, mother maiden and father last name (not always available in record), birth date and place (state), death date and place (California county), and residence at death (not always available). The records also include age and social security number, although those fields are not searchable.