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Vital Statistics Index Files (Birth, Death, and Marriage)

The California Birth, Death, and Marriage Indices are available to the public pursuant to Health and Safety (H&S) Code, Section 102230(b).  The birth and death indices are also available for fraud prevention and law enforcement purposes, pursuant to H&S Code, Section 102230(c). 

Index File Variables

NOTE:  Not all variables listed are available for all years of data 

Birth Indices

  • first, middle and last name of child
  • date of birth
  • sex of child
  • place (California county) of birth
  • mother's maiden name (for Fraud Prevention and Law Enforcement Use Only)

Death Indices

  • first, middle, and last name of decedent
  • sex of decedent
  • date of birth
  • place (country or U.S. state) of birth
  • place (California county) of death
  • date of death
  • father's last name
  • mother's maiden name (for Fraud Prevention and Law Enforcement Use Only)
  • social security number (for Fraud Prevention and Law Enforcement Use Only)

Marriage Indices

  • first, middle initial, and last names of party A and party B
  • age of party A and party B
  • county of issuing licenses
  • county of marriage
  • cross reference
  • local registrar's number
  • state file number

Purchasing Index Files

Prices for these indices may vary depending on the product and the years requested.  The cost of the indices are provided in the applications.   For applications please click here.Opens a new browser window.

For More Information

Program Page - provides more information about Health Information and Research programs.

Address comments to OHIR@cdph.ca.gov.

 
 
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