Online Los Angeles, California Death Records & Indexes

A Genealogy Records Guide for Finding Obituaries and Death Certificates

Statewide California Death Indexes

Los Angeles Death Certificates Online

You can find *some* digitized Los Angeles death certificates from c.1905-c.1963 (plus some as far back as 1889) in the FamilySearch database listed below. See the "Ordering California Death Certificates and Vital Records" section further below for information on ordering copies of California death certificates (1905-present) that are not available in the FamilySearch database.
  • California: County Birth and Death Records at FamilySearch free with registration; most of the death records in this database are for Los Angeles County (and City), and San Joaquin County; coverage varies by place; includes some digitized Los Angeles death certificates, c.1905-c.1963 (plus some as far back as 1889); some of the records may not yet be indexed; some records may be missing

Los Angeles Area Obituaries and Indexes

  • Los Angeles Area and California Obituary Archives copies of the obituaries can be obtained online for a fee; includes:
    • Daily News of Los Angeles Obituaries (1985-recent) - Woodland Hills, CA
    • Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Obituaries (2004-recent)
    • Long Beach Press-Telegram Obituaries (1990-recent)
    • Pasadena Star-News Obituaries (2001-recent)
    • San Fernando Valley Sun Obituaries (2004-recent)
    • San Gabriel Valley Tribune Obituaries (2001-recent) - West Covina, CA
    • Santa Monica Sun Obituaries (2004-2011)
    • Torrance Daily Breeze Obituaries (2005-recent)

Los Angeles City and County Cemeteries

Los Angeles County Coroner and Early Death Index

Ordering California Death Certificates and Vital Records

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