Vital Records

Most of the vital records were lost in the 1906 earthquake although some information has been gleaned from newspapers and other sources. The following links provide an inventory of some of those sources and addresses.

Births

ANC=Ancestry.com; CDHS=California Dept. of Health Services; FHL=Family History Library; ROOT=Rootsweb.com; SFDPH=San Francisco Dept. of Public Health; SFG=SFGenealogy.com; SUT=Sutro Library
Year Description Location
1846-1850 Gleanings from the 'Alta California', Marriages & Deaths, 1846-1950 by Mary Dean Alsworth SUT
1851 More Gleanings from the 'Alta California', Vital Records 1851 by Mary Dean Alsworth SUT
1856-59,
1861-62,
1864-66,
1868,1873-74
Vital Records from the San Francisco Evening Bulletin SUT
1901, 1945 San Francisco Examiner marriages, births, deaths, divorces, Feb. 12, 1901 and Apr,-May, 1945 FHL
1905 - 1995 California Birth Index ANC
1905 - 1995 California Birth Index SFG
1905 - 1910 California Birth Index ROOT
Pre-1906 California Births SFG
1906-Present San Francisco City and County Vital Records SFDPH; CDHS

Marriages

SFCC=San Francisco County Clerk; FHL=Family History Library; SFG=SFGenealogy.com
Year Description Location
1850-1858 Index to Marriage Returns by Kathleen C. Beals FHL
1850-Present San Francisco Newspaper Notices SFG
1857 San Francisco Vital Notices in the Sacramento Bee SFG
1869-1905 Re-Recorded Marriages ANC
1872 Marriage and Death Records on the Pacific Coast SFG
1894-1903 Elopements and Marriages from Indexes from the San Francisco Call by James L. Heisterkamp FHL
1900 City and County of San Francisco, California Marriage Licenses Issued by Maggie Fujii FHL
1901, 1945 San Francisco Examiner marriages, births, deaths, divorces, Feb. 12, 1901 and Apr,-May, 1945 FHL
1906 San Francisco Marriage Index SFG
1906-Present San Francisco Marriages SFCC
1906-1999 Miscellaneous Marriage Records SFG

Deaths

ANC=Ancestry.com; CDHS=California Dept. of Health Services; FHL=Family History Library; ROOT=Rootsweb.com; SFDPH=San Francisco Dept. of Public Health; SFG=SFGenealogy.com; SUT=Sutro Library
Year Description Location
1864-1904 San Francisco Death Records FHL
1906-present San Francisco Death Certificates SFDPD; CDHS
1940-1997 California Death Index ROOT
1864-1904 San Francisco Death Records FHL
Various Years Death Indexes SFG
1940-1997 California Death Index SFG


Addresses

San Francisco Department of Public Health
101 Grove Street #105
San Francisco, California 94102
Office of the County Clerk

California Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records - M.S. 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
California Department of Health Services

Probate Department Superior Court
400 McAllister Street, Room 103
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-551-3809, 415-551-4000 (recording)
415-551-4029, 4031, 4032 (Records, includes photocopies)



 

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