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Office of Vital Records - MS 5103

PO Box 997410

Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Phone: (916) 445-2684

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Birth Records & Death Records 1905 - Present are on file at the above office.

Marriage Records 1905 - 1986 are available in the above office.  

Marriage Records 1987 - 1995 must be requested from county clerks in the individual counties.

Divorce Records 1962-1984 are on file at the county level, however they are indexed at the above office.

Records prior to 1905 are available from the offices of the County Clerks and County Recorders in each respective county.

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History & Genealogy Societies in California:

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Association for Northern California Records and Research

British Isles Family History Society of California

California Genealogical Society and Library

Specializing in San Francisco Research, the society has recently published a great book "Raking the Ashes" which is focused on research prior to the 1906 earthquake.  The society features a research committee to help with genealogy research. 

2201 Broadway LL2

Oakland, California 94612-3031

Phone: (510) 663-1358.

California Historical Society

The California Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America

French-Canadian Heritage Society of California

Huguenot Society of California

Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society

Society of California Pioneers

County Genealogy Societies in California

Butte County - Paradise Genealogical Society

Contra Costa County Genealogical society

Marin County Genealogical Society

Orange County Genealogical Society

Placer County Genealogical Society

South Orange County Genealogical Society

San Bernardino Genealogy Society

San Mateo Genealogical Society

Santa Clara Historical and Genealogical Society

Shasta County Genealogy Society

Solano County Genealogy Society

Ventura County Genealogical Society

County Historical Societies in California

El Dorado County Heritage Association

Humboldt County Historical Society

Mendocino County Historical Society

Monterey County Historical Society

San Joaquin County Historical Society

Santa Clara Historical and Genealogical Society

Tehama County Genealogical & Historical Society

Tulare County Historical Society

Western Sonoma County Historical Society

Yolo County Historical Society

California Genealogy Societies

African American Genealogical Society of Northern California

Antelope Valley Genealogy Society

Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society

Davis Genealogy Club

East Bay Genealogical Society

Genealogical & Historical Council of Sacramento Valley

Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia

Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento

Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society

Los Angeles WESTSIDE Genealogical Society

Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society

Nueva Galicia Genealogical Society

Pamona Valley Genealogical Society

Paradise Genealogical Society

Polish Genealogical Society of California

Riverside - Genealogical Society of Riverside

Roseville Genealogical Society

Sacramento Genealogical Society

San Bernardino Valley Genealogical Society

San Diego Genealogical Society

The San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

San Joaquin Genealogical Society

Scott Valley Genealogical Group

Sloughhouse Genealogy Society

South Bay Cities Genealogical Society

Southern California Genealogy Society 

Tracy Area Genealogical Society

Whittier Area Genealogical Society

California Historical Societies

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Berkeley Historical Society

Buena Park Historical Society

Burlingame Historical Society

Carlsbad Historical Society

Chatsworth Historical Society

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Colfax Area Historical Society

Clayton Historical Society

Fairfax Historical Society

Forestville Historical Society

Genealogical & Historical Council of Sacramento Valley

Historical Society of Southern California

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert

La Jolla Historical Society

Manhattan Beach Historical Society

Martinez Historical Society

Millville Historical Society

Moraga Historical Society

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society

Pacific Grove Heritage Society

Palm Springs Historical Society

Point Richmond History Association

Redondo Beach Historical Society

San Diego Historical Society

Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Siskiyou County Historical Society

St. Ives Historical Society

The 29 Palms Historical Society

Three Rivers Historical Society

Topanga Historical Society

Truckee - Donner Historical Society

West Sacramento Historical Society


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