Additional records will be added as they are completed. The index is arranged alphabetically by the name of the deceased, initials of spouse, age, and date of death. Place of death or county of death is coded. Index includes name, sex, date and place of birth, date and county of death, father's last name, and mother's maiden name. Index provided by Ancestry. Name index to marriage records from the state of California.
However, the medical health section data and the time of death shall be completed and attested to by the coroner in those cases in which he or she is required to complete the medical and health section data and certify and attest to these facts. Del Norte Hall of Records Tulare. Please see the information here. The coroner having jurisdiction shall register with the local registrar of births and deaths a certificate of death giving the name of the person and all statistical particulars that have been discovered concerning him or her, in the case of the identification of a person previously unidentified at the time of the original registration of the death. The birth certificate may be amended to add the father' s name at a later date only if paternity for the child has been established by a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction or by the filing of a voluntary declaration of paternity. For both spouses , or party A and party B, the information needed for marriage license requirements is below. Upon its receipt, the State Registrar shall establish a new birth certificate as provided in this article.
An overview of vital records for this state and information for getting them by mail or online. I Dream of Genealogy - California Marriages.
Searchable index of more than 15 million death records from California, Florida, Illinois, Maine and Texas that are not listed on the government's Social Security Death Index. The state can then use these records to analyze statistics and trends through the population of California. Records are kept of all divorces through the state of California, as soon as civil registration of said event occurs.
In , there were nearly , divorces in the state, which is down from almost , in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, and Napa represented the cities with the most divorces in the state. Box in Sacramento. For more information, contact them between Monday and Friday 8 a.
California records marriages inside state borders as a matter of law. Divorce records are split from before and after to present. The first law requiring marriage records to be collected was passed in , with all records before being gathered by the county clerks offices. A birth certificate, of course, is the record that documents the birth of a child, referring to either the original document itself , or a certified copy.
No information shall be released until the request for information has been reviewed by the Vital Statistics Advisory Committee and the committee has recommended to the State Registrar that the information shall be released. Notwithstanding Sections and , the department may transmit to the Social Security Administration the information necessary to issue a social security number to a child in a case where the child's parent has requested the issuance pursuant to paragraph 14 of subdivision b of Section After public hearing and consultation with the Vital Statistics Advisory Committee, the State Registrar shall adopt regulations specifying the contents of a medical and health report and shall supply the necessary forms to hospitals and local registrars.
The contents of the report shall be limited to the medical, health, or social data necessary to evaluate or improve maternal and child health, as determined by the State Registrar. The State Registrar shall make a finding that the specific items of information included in the report are not available from other sources at a comparable cost and that sufficient resources and a research design are available to analyze the data collected. Notwithstanding Section , a parent's social security number contained in the confidential medical and social information portion of the child's certificate of live birth shall be accessible to the State Department of Child Support Services and local child support agencies for the purposes of operating the Child Support Enforcement Program, as specified in Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act.
For live births that occur outside of a hospital, the medical and health report shall be completed and submitted by the local registrar when the local registrar receives the certificate of live birth for registration from the person designated in Section Such report shall not be kept on file in the offices of the local registrars. With the exception of statistical tabulation purposes, the medical and health report shall be kept confidential and access to the report shall be limited to the following persons: The department shall maintain an accurate record of all persons who are given access to the report.
The record shall include: the name of the persons authorizing access; name, title, and organizational affiliation of persons given access; dates of access; and specific purpose for which information is to be used. The State Registrar shall make every effort to ensure that committee membership is representative of the community at large.
Consideration shall be given to providing access to relevant classes of persons including, but not limited to, women, men, racial and ethnic minorities, in proportion to their representation in the affected population. Membership on the committee shall be for a term of three years, appointments to be made on a staggered basis to allow for one-third membership to change annually. The State Registrar shall publish within 30 days of receipt of recommendations by the Vital Statistics Advisory Committee, made pursuant to Section , 1 a list of the recommendations adopted, and 2 a list of the recommendations not adopted, with reasons for the action.
The criminal penalty shall not preclude suit for civil or punitive damages by any individuals harmed by the unauthorized release. A certificate of finding of an unidentified live child of less than one year of age shall be registered with the local registrar of births and deaths by the person or institution with whom the child is placed, within four days following the finding.
The certificate shall include the name, sex, color or race, the date and place of finding, and the name of the person or institution with whom the child is placed. The person or institution with whom the child is placed shall give the child a name; the place in which the child is found shall be known as the legal place of birth; and the date of birth shall be determined as closely as possible and shall be known as the legal date of birth. The certificate of finding shall be handled in the same manner and shall serve all the purposes of a certificate of live birth.
If the child is later identified and a certificate of birth found or obtained, the fact shall be reported to the State Registrar and he or she shall enter this upon the certificate of finding, with citation to the certificate of birth. This chapter is not exclusive of Chapters 3 commencing with Section and 12 commencing with Section , but offer an alternative method of establishing a record of birth. Delayed certificates of birth issued pursuant to this chapter shall not be considered as evidence in any action or proceeding involving estates of decedents or in any proceeding to establish heirship unless the affidavit of at least one person who knew the facts was filed at the time of obtaining the certificate.
An application may be filed with the State Registrar for the delayed registration of birth of any person born in this state whose birth is not registered. The application may be made only by the person whose birth is being registered if he or she is 18 years of age or over at the time of filing the application.
If the person whose birth is being registered is under 18 years of age at the time of filing the application, the application may be made only by his or her mother, father, legal guardian, or the attending physician or principal attendant at birth. The application shall be made on the forms prescribed and furnished by the State Registrar and shall contain information and shall be accompanied by affidavits and documentary evidence as required to enable the State Registrar to determine whether the birth did in fact occur at the place and date alleged.
Examples of documentary evidence that shall generally be considered acceptable are hospital records of birth, baptismal certificates or other church records, school records, census records, social security records, military service records, voting registration records, birth certificate of child of person whose birth is being registered, certificates of registry of marriage, and newspaper notices of birth.
For births that are being registered under this chapter there shall be required documentary evidence and affidavits pursuant to one of the following: After acceptance by the State Registrar the application shall constitute a delayed certificate of birth, and the State Registrar shall permanently preserve the certificates in a systematic manner and shall prepare and maintain a comprehensive and continuous index of all the certificates.
The State Registrar shall send a certified copy of the delayed certificate of birth to the applicant without additional cost.
The State Registrar shall send certified copies of the delayed certificate of birth to the local registrar and the county recorder within which area the birth occurred and in whose offices copies of records of the year of occurrence of the event are on file. The clerk of the court shall complete a report upon a form provided for that purpose and forward the report to the State Registrar within five days after a decree of adoption has been entered declaring a child legally adopted by any court in the state. The report shall be forwarded within five days after an interlocutory decree of adoption becomes a final decree of adoption, and not earlier.
The court reports of adoption that are received by the State Registrar for births that occurred in another state, the District of Columbia, in any territory of the United States, or Canada shall be transmitted to the registration authority of the place of birth. A new birth certificate shall be established by the State Registrar upon receipt of either of the following: When requested by the adopting parent or parents, a new certificate shall not be established by the State Registrar.
The new birth certificate shall bear the name of the child as shown in the report of adoption, the names and ages of his or her adopting parents, the date and place of birth, and no reference shall be made in the new birth certificate to the adoption of the child. The new certificate shall be identical with a birth certificate registered for the birth of a child of natural parents, except, when requested by the adopting parents, the new birth certificate shall not include the specific name and address of the hospital or other facility where the birth occurred, the color and race of the parents, or both.
Notwithstanding other provisions in this article, when a child is adopted by an unmarried man or woman, the new certificate shall, if the adopting parent so requests, reflect the fact that it is a single-parent adoption. If both adopting parents were in the home at the time of the initial placement of the child for adoption the newly amended birth record may include the names of both adopting parents despite the death of one of the adopting parents, upon receipt of an order from the court granting the adoption that directs under the authority of Section of the Family Code that the names of both adopting parents shall be included on the newly amended birth record.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an adopting parent who has adopted a child for whom an amended record has already been prepared under authority of this article may have another amended record prepared for the child, upon application, furnishing a copy of the court order made in an action brought pursuant to Section of the Family Code, and payment of the required fee.
At any time after the issuance of a new birth certificate another amended certificate may be issued, at the request of the adopting parents, that omits any or all of the following: The new birth certificate shall supplant any birth certificate previously registered for the child and shall be the only birth certificate open to public inspection.
When a new birth certificate is established under this article, the State Registrar shall inform the local registrar and the county recorder whose records contain copies of the original certificate, who shall forward the copies to the State Registrar for filing with the original certificate, if it is practical for him or her to do so.
If it is impractical for him or her to forward the copy to the State Registrar, he or she shall effectually seal a cover over the copy in a manner as not to deface or destroy the copy and forward a verified statement of his or her action to the State Registrar. Thereafter the information contained in the record shall be available only as provided in this article.
For court reports of adoptions received from any court of record of this State, another state, the District of Columbia, or in any territory of the United States, that has jurisdiction of a child born in this State and for whom no original record of birth is on file in the Office of the State Registrar the court report of adoption shall constitute a court order delayed birth registration; provided, the court report contains a statement of the date and place of birth.
A court report of adoption received from any court of record in this State, wherein the birth occurred outside the United States, the Territories of the United States, or Canada shall constitute a court order delayed registration of birth; provided, the court report contains a statement of the date and place of birth. The court report of adoption shall be filed with the original record of birth, that shall remain as a part of the records of the State Registrar.
All records and information specified in this article, other than the newly issued birth certificate, shall be available only upon the order of the superior court of the county of residence of the adopted child or the superior court of the county granting the order of adoption. No such order shall be granted by the superior court unless a verified petition setting forth facts showing the necessity of the order has been presented to the court and good and compelling cause is shown for the granting of the order.
The clerk of the superior court shall send a copy of the petition to the State Department of Social Services and the department shall send a copy of all records and information it has concerning the adopted person with the name and address of the natural parents removed to the court.
The court must review these records before making an order and the order should so state. If the petition is by or on behalf of an adopted child who has attained majority, these facts shall be given great weight, but the granting of any petition is solely within the sound discretion of the court. The name and address of the natural parents shall be given to the petitioner only if he or she can demonstrate that the name and address, or either of them, are necessary to assist him or her in establishing a legal right.
The State Registrar shall furnish a certified copy of the newly amended record of birth prepared under authority of this article to the registrant without additional cost. Whenever the existence or nonexistence of the parent and child relationship has been determined by a court of this state or a court of another state, and upon receipt of a certified copy of the court order, application, and payment of the required fee, the State Registrar shall establish a new birth certificate for the child in the manner prescribed in Article 1 commencing with Section , if the original record of birth is on file in the office of the State Registrar.
All records and information specified in this article, other than the newly issued birth certificate, shall be available only upon order of a court of record. Whenever the mother and father acknowledge paternity of a child by affidavit, and in the absence of conflicting information on the originally registered certificate of live birth, an application including the affidavits may be filed with the office of the State Registrar upon a form provided for that purpose. Upon receipt of the application and payment of the required fee, and in the absence of conflicting information on the originally registered certificate of live birth, the State Registrar shall review the application for acceptance for filing, and if accepted shall establish a new birth certificate for the child in the manner prescribed in Article 1 commencing with Section , if the original record of birth is on file in the office of the State Registrar.
The State Registrar shall furnish a certified copy of the new record of birth prepared under authority of this article to the registrant with additional cost.