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''This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see [[California (disambiguation)]]''.<br><br>{{CA-sidebar|news=<!-- Add News Items BELOW --><br>
 
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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to California, the Golden State{{/p}}[[Image:GoldenGateBridge.jpg|right|200px]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to California, the Golden State{{/p}}[[Image:GoldenGateBridge.jpg|right|200px|GoldenGateBridge.jpg]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
*Spanish mission ([[California Church Records|church records]]) list many of the earliest settlers  
 
*Spanish mission ([[California Church Records|church records]]) list many of the earliest settlers  
 
*CA took an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 1852 state census]  
 
*CA took an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 1852 state census]  
*About 14% of CA immigrants before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad railroad] are in [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/California_Emigration_and_Immigration#California_Pioneer_Project CA Pioneer Project]  
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*About 14% of CA immigrants before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad railroad] are in [[California Emigration and Immigration#California_Pioneer_Project|CA Pioneer Project]]  
 
*Starting 1866 most CA counties have [[California Voting Registers|Great Registers (voter lists)]]
 
*Starting 1866 most CA counties have [[California Voting Registers|Great Registers (voter lists)]]
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=== Counties  ===
 
=== Counties  ===
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[California Counties Map|click here]].  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[California Counties Map|click here]].  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Image:California.png|right|180px]] [[California State Archives]]{{·}} [[California State Library]]{{·}} [[Sutro Library]]{{·}} [[California Historical Society]]{{·}} [[California Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[UC Berkeley Bancroft Library]]{{·}} [[Los Angeles Public Library]]{{·}} [[Chinese Historical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
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[[Image:California.png|right|180px|California.png]] [[California State Archives]]{{·}} [[California State Library]]{{·}} [[Sutro Library]]{{·}} [[California Historical Society]]{{·}} [[California Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[UC Berkeley Bancroft Library]]{{·}} [[Los Angeles Public Library]]{{·}} [[Chinese Historical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
[[Image:California flag.png|right|150px]] [[Applegate Trail]]{{·}} [[Butterfield Overland Mail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Camino Real de California]]{{·}} [[Central Overland Trail]]{{·}} [[Old Spanish Trail]]{{·}} [[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Central Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Ship Passenger Arrivals]]  
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[[Image:California flag.png|right|150px|California flag.png]] [[Applegate Trail]]{{·}} [[Butterfield Overland Mail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Camino Real de California]]{{·}} [[Central Overland Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail to Southern California]]{{·}} [[Old Spanish Trail]]{{·}} [[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Central Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Ship Passenger Arrivals]]  
  
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
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*The '''California State Genealogical Alliance's'''&nbsp;[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/CAResearchIntro.php Online Research Guide] briefly tells about early settlement, research facilities in the state.  
 
*The '''California State Genealogical Alliance's'''&nbsp;[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/CAResearchIntro.php Online Research Guide] briefly tells about early settlement, research facilities in the state.  
*'''Finding Aids''' for the collections of university libraries, public libraries, state and county archives, historical societies, genealogical societies and other record repositories are collected together in the [http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ Online Archive of California]<br>
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*'''Finding Aids''' for the collections of university libraries, public libraries, state and county archives, historical societies, genealogical societies and other record repositories are collected together in the [http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ Online Archive of California]<br>  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/californiagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - California]
  
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=== Things You Can Do  ===
 
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California 1852 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California 1852 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) California Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index &nbsp;FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetary Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Califormia, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[[Category:California]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
 
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Welcome to California, the Golden State

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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Branciforte · Klamath · Lake (Nevada) · Pahute · Roop · Nataqua Territory

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.

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Major Repositories

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California State Archives · California State Library · Sutro Library · California Historical Society · California Genealogical Society · UC Berkeley Bancroft Library · Los Angeles Public Library · Chinese Historical Society · National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside) · National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco) · Family History Library

Migration Routes

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Applegate Trail · Butterfield Overland Mail · California Trail · Camino Real de California · Central Overland Trail · Mormon Trail to Southern California · Old Spanish Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Central Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway · Union Pacific Railroad · Ship Passenger Arrivals

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Things You Can Do

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