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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:'''''  
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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><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:'''''  
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*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]  
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*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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'''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.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]]  
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[[Image:California.png|right|180px|California.png]] [[Bancroft Library]]{{·}} [[California State Library]]{{·}} [[Sutro Library]]{{·}} [[California State Archives]]{{·}} [[California Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Society of California Pioneers Library]]{{·}} [[State Lands Commission]]{{·}} [[California Genealogical Society and Library]]{{·}} [[Carlsbad City Library]]{{·}} [[Chinese Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Fresno City and County Historical Society Archives]]{{·}} [[Huntington Beach Central Library]]{{·}} [[Immigrant Genealogical Society Library]]{{·}} [[Long Beach Public Library]]{{·}} [[Los Angeles Public Library]]{{·}} [[Los Angeles FamilySearch Library]]{{·}} [[Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County]]{{·}} [[County of Los Angeles Public Libraries]]{{·}} [[Napa Valley Genealogical Society Library]]{{·}} [[Oakland California FamilySearch Library|Oakland FamilySearch Library]]{{·}} [[Sons of the Revolution Library]]{{·}} [[Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library]]{{·}} [[Tuolumne County Genealogical Society Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
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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]]  
 
[[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]]  
  
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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.
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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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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
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*[[California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) California Marriages (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)]]  
 
*[[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index &nbsp;FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Diego Naturalization Index (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)]]
 
*[[California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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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.
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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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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-census-records/ Researching California Census Records]
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*[http://www.courts.ca.gov/courts.htm  State of California County & City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/ History & Facts of California Counties]
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*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]
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*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-military-records/ Research in California Military Records]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/californiagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - California]
  
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Latest revision as of 06:25, 22 March 2014

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Welcome to California, the Golden State

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Most unique genealogical features:
   How to Find Information about California Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


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.


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

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Bancroft Library · California State Library · Sutro Library · California State Archives · California Historical Society · Society of California Pioneers Library · State Lands Commission · California Genealogical Society and Library · Carlsbad City Library · Chinese Historical Society · Fresno City and County Historical Society Archives · Huntington Beach Central Library · Immigrant Genealogical Society Library · Long Beach Public Library · Los Angeles Public Library · Los Angeles FamilySearch Library · Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County · County of Los Angeles Public Libraries · Napa Valley Genealogical Society Library · Oakland FamilySearch Library · Sons of the Revolution Library · Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library · Tuolumne County Genealogical Society Library · 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

Collections

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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