US, California, San Francisco - Mortuary Records, 1850-1917

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All the vital information is on the 1st page of the registers. 2nd pages record information such as cause of death or attending physician.  Therefore, there will not be any 2nd pages to index.

The event type, death or burial, if not listed in the date column, can be determined by the examples below. 

Skill Level: Intermediate

This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features. 

Characteristics of this Project

  • Handwritten records on preprinted forms
  • Up to 50 records per image
  • No Highlights

Description of the Records

This project was initiated by the California Genealogical Society and Library. It is a collection of San Francisco mortuary records from 14 defunct funeral homes dating from 1850 to 1917. Many of these records survived the 1906 earthquake, which destroyed many of the city and county records. 

Additional Information

Access Restriction

There are no restrictions associated with this collection. The completed index and links to digital images will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published.

How To Help With This Project:

  • If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To do this, click here.
  • After you register, sign in to the indexing application, click the Download Batch... button, and select this project name from the list.