Vital Records

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Besides the resources listed on this page, you may obtain Santa Clara County vital records from the County's Office of the Clerk-Recorder website.

Birth Records

Santa Clara County Birth Index Online 1905-1995

Death Records

California Death Index Online 1940-1997

California Death Index 1940-1994
Available on microfiche in the California Room

California Death Index 1905-1939

  • This item is not owned by the California Room.
  • In California you might find this index at a Family History Center.
  • To find a nearby Family History Center and its hours: Find a Family History Center Near You.

Social Security Death Index Online
This resource contains 60+ million records of people who have died in the U.S. from about 1962 through recent months.


Obituary Searches

Obituary Indexes

Marriage Records

California Marriage Index 1960-1985

  • This index is available on microfiche in the California Room.
  • You may look up either bride or groom and find out the spouse’s name, marriage date, marriage county, and bride and groom ages.
  • This is a master index to marriage licenses on file in the Office of Vital Records in Sacramento, CA. The index does not contain copies of marriage licenses.
  • The index is not accessible online.


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