California Obituaries





 

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Obituaries are notices of a deceased, usually placed in newspapers by funeral homes, or members of the deceased's family. The obituary traditionally can include valuable information, such as date of death and names of close family members. This page provides links to California obituaries, death records, California obituary databases and other California genealogy resources

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 total number CA obituary indexes: 1,496

 


Large Obituary Databases

There are some sites on the internet that have large obituary databases from many sources and often, because of their size can provide a search box to quickly find the obituary for which you may be searching:


World's Largest Online Newspaper Archive instantly search over 660 million obituary, marriage, birth and death announcements in 12 million newspaper pages from 1690-today

 

Legacy.com Search for obituaries and Guest Books from over 175 Legacy.com-affiliated newspapers across the United States

 

Tributes.com - Online Obituaries, Funeral Notices and Death Records this is the largest collection of online RECENT obituaries, searchable by name, location or funeral home

 

Obituary Daily Times a searchable database of over 14 million newspaper obituaries

 

GenealogyBank - Over 1 Billion Records - California Newspapers search death notices and obituaries in California newspapers

 

California Obituaries

Databases of obituaries from many newspapers typically may contain the following information: date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. Some sites may even have scanned original California obituaries and provided them online.


California Newspapers & Obituary Help - at AncestorHunt.com, this site has a large collection links to newspaper obituaries

 

California Obituaries this archive, maintained by US GenWeb Archives, includes records submitted by volunteers and transcribed newspaper obits

 

Directory of California Obituaries and Newspaper Links transcription of over 250,000 obituaries as provided by researchers

 

Obits Index - California recent obituaries of individuals born in California.

 

California Genealogy Resources

I recommend you try these sites as they may contain California obituaries or other online vital records that could be useful in your research:

 

California Obituary Records Search results can include location and date of death, death certificate access and newspaper obituary - at Genealogy Archives

 

California Marriage Records Search results can include full bride and groom names, bride and groom family members, marriage cert access - at Genealogy Archives

 

California Birth Records Search results can include name of mother, father, place of birth, birth certificate access

 

Cyndi's List - Obituaries large collection of links, indexed in alphabetical order

 

California Death Certificates how to obtain death certificates for California



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