to the people finders death index records section.
We have compiled a list of
death records and information many of these records go back many
years which is a great source of information. Often many of these
sources include information such as death records, death certificate
indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and
cemetery & burial records. Please feel free to use this information
free of charge as this information is publicly available online.
Some of this sources may require a payment.
California Death Index
County: Genealogy Data Records for Eastern Alameda County
from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society - includes
- Alameda County: for recent Fremont-Newark Argus and Oakland
Tribune Obituaries - see the California Newspapers Obituaries
- Butte County Obituary
Indexes (presently includes surnames beginning with A-F
Butte County Vital Records Index 1854-1897 from local
- Fresno County - see the California Newspapers Obituaries
County: Riverview Cemetery Burials - Brawley, California
- Kern County (Bakersfield) - see the California Newspapers
Obituaries Archive below
Lassen County Obituary Index for various newspapers and
- Los Angeles County...
- The Los Angeles section has moved to its own webpage...
Mariposa County Databases includes some early obituaries
Mendocino County Genealogy Indexes includes birth, marriage,
death & cemetery indexes
Merced County, California Deaths, 1852-1999
(requires payment - part of an Ancestry subscription)
- Orange County (includes Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fullerton,
Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, and other
- Placer County:
Index to Deaths 1852-1885 from the Placer Herald Newspaper,
- Riverside County - see the California Newspapers Obituaries
Riverside & San Diego Counties: North County Times Obituaries
covers North San Diego County & Southwest Riverside County (does
not include city of San Diego)
Riverside County: Lake Elsinore Cemetery Burials
- Sacramento County...
- San Bernardino - see the California Newspapers Obituaries
- San Diego - see the California Newspapers Obituaries Archive
San Diego County Probate Court Search 1974-recent
- San Francisco County...
- Santa Clara County...
Santa Cruz County: Mountain Echo Newspaper Index 1896-1916
(includes births & deaths)
Shasta County Registered Deaths 1890-1997 with Cemetery Listings
not yet complete
Siskiyou County Obituary Index from the Siskiyou County
Solano County Death Index 1850-present click on "databases"
when you get there
- Stanislaus County (Modesto) - see the California Newspapers
Obituaries Archive below
- Trinity County
Vital Records Search
- Tulare County
Cemetery, Obituary & Probate Indexes
- Ventura County...
County: Davis Cemetery District Burials Index
- Yuba County Vital
Records includes cemeteries & burial listings
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California Newspapers Obituaries Archive - Recent (copies of
individual obituaries can be obtained online for a fee)
- Alameda Journal - 2/8/2002-Current, and Alameda
Times-Star - 9/15/2001-Current
- Bakersfield Californian - 2/21/2003-Current
- Contra Costa Times - 6/1/1995-Current
- Fremont-Newark Argus - 9/15/2001-Current
- Fresno Bee - 2/5/1987-Current
- Los Angeles Times - Since 1985
- Long Beach Press-Telegram - 8/11/1990-Current
- Modesto Bee - 1/3/1989-Current
- Monterey County Herald - 1/6/2002-Current
- Oakland Tribune - 9/15/2004-Current
- Orange County Register - 1987-Current
- Palm Springs Desert Sun - 1999-Current
- Riverside Press-Enterprise - 9/28/1992-Current
- Sacramento Bee - 3/31/1984-Current
- San Bernardino Sun - 9/18/2001-Current
- San Diego Union-Tribune - 2000-Current
- San Francisco Chronicle - Since 1985
- San Jose Mercury News - 6/1/1985-Current
- Santa Rosa Press Democrat - 1995-Current
- Ventura County Star - 3/5/1997-Current
- And nearly 150 more California newspapers