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Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County is in the state of California; the county was organized as one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of 9,818,605 and a total area of 4,751 square miles. This makes Los Angeles the most populous county in the United States; the county alone is more populous than 43 individual U.S. states. The following cities are in Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Lancaster, Palmdale, Pomona, Torrance, Pasadena, El Monte, Downey, Inglewood, West Covina, Norwalk, and Burbank.

The county clerk is responsible for all county records; some of the records maintained by the department include–but are not limited to–marriage records, divorce records, birth records and death records. All records are open for public view with the exception of military discharges. The county has made it simple for resident to access county record; public records can be accessed by visiting the department in person or by searching the records online.

For birth, death, or marriage records, only certain people are allowed to obtain an authorized certified copy. Authorized certified copies of birth records are required when obtaining social security cards, passports, driver’s licenses, and other services related to an individual’s identity.

The following can obtain an authorized certified copy of a birth record:

  • The registrant, or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant
  • A child, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant
  • A  licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140, a party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney
  • A member of a law enforcement agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

Below is the physical address of the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office:

12400 Imperial Hwy.

Norwalk, CA 90650

Los Angeles, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200910,792,704
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009235,189
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200972,787
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200930,860
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200918,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200928,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200965,353
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009401,451
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200977,486
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009130,235
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200921,221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009547,887
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200929,829
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200936,022
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009432,097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009280,609
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200913,670
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200961,539
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009129,388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200923,165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009156,590
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200967,326
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200992,263
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20094,971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200999,962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200970,279
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200916,292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200921,007
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200928,869
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200933,642
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,090,677

Los Angeles County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 12400 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk, CA 90650, United States
Phone: 800-201-8999

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