California Genealogy

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When the United States acquired California in 1848, it agreed to recognize earlier claims. A commission was established in 1852 to process the claims. The National Archives has these commission records, including petitions and translations of Spanish documents. These are indexed in J.N. Bowman, ''Index to the Spanish-Mexican Private Land Grant Records and Cases of California,'' 1958, Reprint (Berkeley, California: Bancroft Library, University of California, 1970; Family History Library film {{FHL|28503|title-id|disp=833343}}).  
 
When the United States acquired California in 1848, it agreed to recognize earlier claims. A commission was established in 1852 to process the claims. The National Archives has these commission records, including petitions and translations of Spanish documents. These are indexed in J.N. Bowman, ''Index to the Spanish-Mexican Private Land Grant Records and Cases of California,'' 1958, Reprint (Berkeley, California: Bancroft Library, University of California, 1970; Family History Library film {{FHL|28503|title-id|disp=833343}}).  
 
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*There are statewide California birth, marriage and death indexes online for free? Find links at [[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]. <br>
 
*There are statewide California birth, marriage and death indexes online for free? Find links at [[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]. <br>
*'''[[Gretna_Greens_in_the_United_States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an southern California couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]]. A favorite alternative for northern California was [[Washoe County, Nevada|Reno, Washoe, Nevada]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an southern California couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]]. A favorite alternative for northern California was [[Washoe County, Nevada|Reno, Washoe, Nevada]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
  
 
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When the United States acquired California in 1848, it agreed to recognize earlier claims. A commission was established in 1852 to process the claims. The National Archives has these commission records, including petitions and translations of Spanish documents. These are indexed in J.N. Bowman, Index to the Spanish-Mexican Private Land Grant Records and Cases of California, 1958, Reprint (Berkeley, California: Bancroft Library, University of California, 1970; Family History Library film 833343).

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Counties

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Sources

  1. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).
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CSGA Calendar of California Events

8-9 Oct 2010 - The California Family History Expo will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California. Family historians (and those even mildly interested in researching their roots) can learn all about the latest techniques and technology. Visit Family History Expos for more details.


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