California Vital Records


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How to Obtain California Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of California birth certificates, California marriage licenses, California divorce decrees and California death records. There are also useful links to past California Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on this site's homepage

California birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Office of Vital Records
CA Department of Public Health
MS: 5103
P.O. Box 997410 Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

California birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The California Department of Public Health may be contacted by phone on (916) 558-1784 or online at

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Other California Vital Records Resources
I have included these additional sites because they may contain California vital records (birth records, marriage records, divorce records or death records) that you might find useful if you are conducting genealogy research: - California a directory of  thousands of obituaries with a page of obituary indexes for each California county

World's Largest Newspaper Archive instantly search 12 million newspaper pages of birth, marriage, death and obituary announcements etc. from 1690 - today

Search Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Records Online - Instant Results over 2.5 Billion records

California Birth Records free online birth indexes for California

Search California Marriage Records Online - a comprehensive collection of many online marriage databases for California indexed in county order

USGenweb Archives Project - California USGenWeb is an archive of free databases including vital and other records such as marriages, church records, wills,censuses and cemetery records.

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