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

Source Death Index, 1940-1997
Author California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics
Place California, United States
Year range 1940 - 1997
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997.
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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.