California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a text-searchable collection and browsable images of genealogy records San Francisco including an alphabetical newspaper clipping file of the “San Francisco Examiner”, death reports, general index, indexes to deeds, deeds, indexes to marriage certificates, marriage licenses, indexes to naturalizations, naturalization records, coroner’s records, and alien registrations. This collection is being published as images become available.

 

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What Can I Learn from County Records?

 

These records include:
 

Naturalization indexes

  • The name of registrant
  • Where registrant is living at time of registration
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Nativity (Where born)
  • When and where Naturalized
  • Date of Registration

 

Probate indexes

  • Full name of individual
  • Deceased, Incompetent, or Minor
  • Volume and Page number

 

Marriage licenses

  • Name of groom
  • Age of groom
  • Name of bride
  • Age of bride
  • When and where couple was married
  • Names of witnesses

 

Death reports

  • Name of person reporting case
  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age, gender, civil status, occupation, and race of deceased
  • Residence
  • Cause of death

 

 

How Can County Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index
  • Search for military records
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

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