New California Vital Records Integrated

by Julie Hill

Posted on April 27, 2010

California_flag_4.26.10.pngWe are pleased to announce that today over 30 million new vital records from California were integrated into Archives.com. These records are fully searchable in the Archives member area. If you're already a member, log in now to begin searching millions of additional records.

The California Birth and Death Indexes are very special collections. The birth records date back to 1905, and provide important information about our ancestors and relatives who made California their home.

Here are some interesting facts about California:

  • 1848 - The Gold Rush began
  • 1850 - California became the 31st state of the Union
  • 1869 - The transcontinental railway connected California to the rest of the country
  • 1906 - Earthquake and fire devastated San Francisco
  • 1910 - The first movie was shot in Hollywood - In Old California
  • 1937 - Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge was completed
Searching the California Birth and Death Indexes will help you learn more about the people who shaped some of these monumental events. When you find your ancestor, email us your success story at feedback AT archives.com. We'd love to hear from you.

California Birth Index 1905 - 1995
California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics

The California Birth Index was compiled by the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics. It contains over 24 million records, including these fields (when available): name, birth date, gender, mother's maiden name, and county of birth.

California Death Index 1940 - 1997
California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics

The California Death Index was compiled by the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics. It contains over 9 million records, including these fields (when available): name, gender, death date, death location, birth date, birth location, mother's maiden name, father's last name.

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