I find it really pays to click on the "Learn more" link to any database on FamilySearch. You get a background on the
- Record Description,
- Record Content,
- How to Use the Record,
- Searching the Collection,
- Using the Information,
- Known Issues,
- and related websites and articles.
In this case, the following tip was helpful to me:
|FHL Keyword California, Death Records|
I decided to try the Keyword link and got the following:
|The default includes all results in all of their libraries, both physical and online.|
It's good to know all that is available. Since I like to try to exhaust all online sources before resorting to ordering microfilm or traveling to a library, I narrowed my locations to "online":
|I've selected "online"|
I think that most, if not all of these online results are in the FamilySearch.org "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994" collection that I covered earlier this week, but displayed in a different way. If you access any given subcollection it will just throw you into the images, while the results page from the Keyword search directs you first to a description of each subcollection, and then a link to images. I like this because I always like to know what any given collection is and why it exists in the first place.
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