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California Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. California releases two different kinds of copies depending on the relationship of the person requesting the record. Those named on the record and their family can get a certified or official copy of any record, and anyone else can get a purely informational copy. The state suggests that you should wait six months before searching for a California death certificate just to make sure that the record has been processed. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of California Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
36,666,756

 
Under 18:
9,924,383

 
Over 65:
4,593,003

 
Employed:
20,491,525

 
Land in Square Miles:
155,959.34

 
Acres of Farms:
27,027,589

 
Births:
548,882

 
Deaths:
237,037

 
Infant Deaths:
2,883

 
 
Murder:
2,142

 
Forcible Rape:
8,903

 
Robbery:
69,385

 
Assault:
104,743

 
Total Violent Crime:
185,173

 
Burglary:
237,835

 
Larceny \ Theft:
650,385

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
192,572

 
Total Property Crime:
1,747,080

 
California Death Records Locations
State Department of Health Svcs
Office of Vital Records - MS 5103
PO Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
Phone:
916-445-2684