Finding FREE California Death Certificates for 1905-1939 on FamilySearch
by Randy Seaver
I've been doing genealogy research for a society project and have struggled to find a death date for an Elizabeth Richardson, born in England in 1846. The last record I have for her is the 1910 United States Census record residing in Los Angeles,, Los Angeles County, California. Online family trees had a death date of "before 1930." Several of her children resided up to and past the 1930s in the Los Angeles area. I tried to find her death date in the California Death Index, 1905-1939 record collection on FamilySearch.
See how Randy answers this question using a lesser known free online database of digital images in 9 simple steps: