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Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.

About California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959

This index to marriage records from the state of California covers the years 1949–1959. Details in the index include:

  • groom’s name
  • bride’s name
  • bride and groom’s ages
  • marriage date
  • marriage county
  • state file number

The actual marriage record will contain even more details, such as residence, birth information, occupation, and parents’ names and birthplaces. To obtain copies of the entire record, the State of California Department of Health Services holds birth, marriage, death, and divorce records from July 1905. (For earlier records, write to the clerk of the county where the event was recorded.)

Related Collections California, Marriage Index, 1960–1985 California Marriages, 1850–1877