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Revision as of 10:38, 10 December 2011

This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see California (disambiguation).

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California State Geneal. Alliance Events.

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Welcome to California, the Golden State

Most unique genealogical features:


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.

Del NorteSiskiyou CountyModoc CountyHumboldt CountyTrinity CountyShasta CountyLassen County, CaliforniaMendocino CountyTehama CountyPlumas CountyGlenn CountyButte CountyLake CountySierra CountyColusa CountyYuba CountySutter CountyNevada CountySonoma CountyNapa CountyYolo CountyPlacer CountyEl Dorado CountySacramento CountySolano CountyMarin CountyContra Costa CountySan Joaquin CountyAmador CountyAlpine CountySan Francisco CountySan Mateo CountyAlameda CountyCalaveras CountyTuolumne CountyStanislaus CountySanta Clara CountyMono CountySanta Cruz CountyMerced CountyMariposa CountyMadera CountyFresno CountySan Benito CountyMonterey CountyKings CountyTulare CountyInyo CountySan Luis Obispo CountySanta Barbara CountyKern CountyVentura CountyLos Angeles CountySan Bernardino CountyOrange CountyRiverside CountySan Diego CountyImperial CountyCalifornia-county-map.gif

Major Repositories

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

Research Tools

  • The California State Genealogical Alliance's 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 Online Archive of California

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:

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index  FamilySearch Historical Records)

California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records  (FamilySearch Historical Records)

California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Califormia, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

California, San Pedro, Wilmington, and Los Angeles Passenger (FamilySearch Historical Records)

California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)