Source Information California, U.S., Death Index, 1905-1939 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records-Vitalsearch ( The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.

About California, U.S., Death Index, 1905-1939

This index to death records from the state of California covers the years 1905–1939. Details in the index include

  • decedent’s name
  • age
  • date of death
  • county of death

The actual death record will contain even more details, so it’s important to obtain a copy of the record itself. Contact the State of California Department of Health Services for birth, marriage, death, and divorce records from July 1905. (For earlier records, write to the clerk of the county where the death was recorded.)