Death Register 1 includes the earliest recorded deaths for the county, starting in 1873. The register includes deaths through 1907 although many of those from 1905-1907 are just an index to deaths recorded in the Death Certificate Books. Many records were included in both the register and in books A-C but enough were not that both were used. Where appropriate records were combined.
The certificate books cover the following years.
- Book A 1880-1901
- Book B 1902-1905
- Book C 1906-1918
- Book D 1919-1920
There are six more registers on the shelves that most likely duplicate records found in the Certificate Books. The certificate books continue on with book 7 dated 1921. There are also assorted indexes to the death records including a 100 year index.
Use this index in conjunction with the James Crowe Death Book, the Coroner's Records and the San Mateo Times Gazette index to find all those early deaths.
There is a column titled other. This gives a page for book IA which was not found but was included in some register entries. The book might exist somewhere so the information was included here.
If you would like to join us in indexing other record collections at the at the SMC record depository contact Publications@SMCGS.org.