How to find records in California #general
How do I proceed with the following info on someone who died in Artesia, CA?
I have name, date of birth, SS #, month and year of death (1967).
What other info is normally available.
Jules Levin wrote:
How do I proceed with the following info on someone who died in Artesia, CA?I'm not sure what county Artesia is in, but here in Contra Costa County, death
and probate records are stored for a period of time in the county records
office, then they are sent to the county historical society for a more
So, your first port of call for this information would be the County Clerk's
office in that county. If they no longer have the records >from 1967, I'd like to
believe they can tell you where the records are being kept.
webmaster, www.cocohistory.com (Contra Costa County Historical Society website)
Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
You can go here http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi to find
a little more information >from the California Death Index, as well as
order a copy of the certificate.
Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
Jeremy and all,
On a well known genealogy paid website that nonsubscribers can access
from their local libraries, there are CA birth, marriage and deathindexes which are very useful in finding vital records and family
Hope this helps all.
It would appear that Artesia is located in Los Angeles County. I
would suggest you go online to the Los Angeles County Department of
Public Health, or its equivalent, download the standard application
forma for a death certificate, fill it out stating that you want an
informational copy and send this back to them with a check for
$12.00. It may take a couple of weeks, but that is the process. I do
the same thing on an almost monthly basis with San Francisco, except
that I go in person (which takes about an hour) as I include driving
to Colma where there are four Jewish cemeteries and most San
Franciscan Jews are buried.
The extra information you will obtain >from death certificates can be
(but not always) are the decedent's parents including the mother's
maiden name if known, the last address and of course, where the
person was buried.
If you need any more information, please contact me off list.
Jeremy G Frankel
Berkeley, California, USA
San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Genealogical Society