California Births Deaths Marriages Divorces
Department of Public Health:
Visit the California Dept. of Public Health for information on how to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates in California, as well as how to obtain information from their central registry of marriages and divorces. The Department of Health provides an online guide to How to Obtain Certified Copies of California Marriage and Divorce Records.
California Birth, death, and marriage records are available starting with July of 1905. To place an order, write to: California Department of Health Services | M.S. 5103, PO Box 997410 | Sacramento, California 95899
Two types of certified copies are provided: authorized copies and informational copies. For more information on the types of certificates, visit here.
Birth Records are also available from California County Registrars and Recorders.
Marriage Records: Marriage records can be “Public” or “Private” in California and a marriage certificate's status affects whether or not you can obtain or view a marriage certificate. Marriage records are also available from California County Registrars and Recorders.
Divorce Records: Divorce records in California are available from the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was filed. Some California counties provide searchable court record databases online. If the county court database you'd like to search isn't online and therefore not listed below, use this link to a full listing of contact information for California Superior Courts.
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- California Births Deaths Divorces Marriages
|Births | 1905-1995. |
1905-1995 California birth record database. Provides first, last, and middle name, birth date, county, and mother's maiden name.
|Deaths Statewide | 1940-1997 |
California 1940-1997 death records. Search by name, birth place or year, death place or year, gender, mother maiden name, or father last name.
|Divorces | 1966-1984 |
Statewide California divorce index covering 1966 through 1984. Source is the California Department of Health Services.
|Marriages | 1850-1952 |
FamilySearch database of California marriage recorded between 1850 and 1952. Includes over 3.7 million images of certificates from county records.
|Marriages | 1960-1985 |
California marriages recorded between 1960 and 1985. Source is the California Department of Health Services.
|Alameda County Deaths |
Livermore-Amador Genealogical cemetery and burial records for Eastern Alameda County.
|Alameda County | Divorces |
Alameda County Superior Court family law records, including divorces. Searches by name require a fee, or if you know the case number you can look it up for free.
|Amador County Divorces |
Amador County Superior Court online case information, including family law, civil, and criminal case records since 2002.
|Butte County Divorces |
Select CIVIL/FAMILY LAW in the online case index Case Type menu to locate Butte County family law divorce, dissolution, paternity, and legal separation case records.
|Calaveras County |
Order a birth, death, or marriage certificate from the Calaveras County Clerk-Recorder's Office.
|Colusa County Divorces |
Select CIVIL/FAMILY LAW in the Case Type menu to search Colusa County Family Court divorce, dissolution, and legal separation case records.
|Contra Costa County Divorces |
Click on OPEN ACCESS to search Contra Costa County Superior Court family law court case information by name or case number.
|Fresno County | Divorces |
Fresno County Superior Court family court records of dissolution and legal separation case filings.
|Glenn County Divorces |
Glenn County Superior Court records. Select Civil/Family Law in the Case Type menu to search for divorce, legal separation, dissolution, and paternity cases.
|Kern County | Divorces |
Kern County Superior Court civil and family law case records, including divorce records.
|Los Angeles County | Divorce Cases |
LA County Superior Court Family Law case summaries, calendars, divorce judgments, and party name search. Some of these services charge a fee.
|Marin County Divorces |
Marin County Superior Court Family Law case records, including divorces, separations, and annulments.
|Nevada County Divorces |
Nevada County Superior Court divorce records. In the Case Type field select Family dissolution, nullity, or separation.
|Orange County Divorces | Case Records |
Superior Court, County of Orange family law case records, including divorces, annulments, legal separations, domestic violence, elder or dependent abuse, and child support.
|Riverside County Divorces |
Search Riverside Superior Courts free by case number for Family Law divorce case records, or pay a $1.00 fee to do a search by name.
|Sacramento County | Divorces |
Sacramento County Superior Court legal separation, divorce, dissolution, and paternity case records. Searches by name require a fee.
|San Diego County Divorces |
Select DOMESTIC in the Case Type menu to search for San Diego County Superior Court legal separation, divorce, dissolution, and paternity case records.
|San Francisco County Deaths & Obituaries |
San Francisco county death and obituaries from newspaper excerpts, obituaries, cemetery records, death/funeral notices, mortuary records, and burial permits. Most are late 19th century and early 20th century records.
|San Francisco Marriages & Divorces | pre-Quake |
City and County of San Francisco records were lost in the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires. This is an index of pre-1906 marriage and divorce records taken mostly from newspaper excerpts and some church records.
|San Mateo County Divorces |
San Mateo County Superior Court records, including Family Law dissolution, divorce, and legal separation cases.
|Shasta County Divorces |
Shasta County Courts Online Case Index System. Search for dissolution and divorce records by case, name, or date.
|Sonoma County Divorces | Recent |
Sonoma County Superior Court family law and divorce records. Search for cases that have been filed in the last eight months.
|Stanislaus County Divorces |
Select FAMILY LAW in the Case Type menu to search Stanislaus County divorce and dissolution case records.
|Ventura County Marriages |
Ventura County Clerk and Recorder Office database of recorded documents, including marriage records. Use Internet Explorer, then click next to VITAL.
|Ventura County Probate 1873-1993 |
Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the Ventura County Genealogical Society index of probate records filed between 1873 and 1993.
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