Los Angeles County, California Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Los Angeles County''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Los Angeles County''  
  
== <br>County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
&nbsp;[http://www.lacounty.gov/ County Courthouse] Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration<br>500 W. Temple St.<br>Los Angeles, CA 90012 (county seat)  
 
&nbsp;[http://www.lacounty.gov/ County Courthouse] Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration<br>500 W. Temple St.<br>Los Angeles, CA 90012 (county seat)  
  
== Quick Facts&nbsp;{{Wikipedia|Los Angeles, California}} ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
=== Parent County&nbsp; ===
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{{Wikipedia|Los Angeles, California}}
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==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''18 February 1850:''' Los Angeles County was created as one of 30 original counties&nbsp;in the new state of California. Prior to the creation of the county, the records were either at city or Franciscan mission places.  
 
'''18 February 1850:''' Los Angeles County was created as one of 30 original counties&nbsp;in the new state of California. Prior to the creation of the county, the records were either at city or Franciscan mission places.  
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'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Los Angeles&nbsp;<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
 
'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Los Angeles&nbsp;<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
=== Populated Places&nbsp; ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
Los Angeles County contains 88 incorporated cities (2010) and many more named places. Los Angeles City also contains a large number of named areas many of which had their origins before they were annexed into Los Angeles.  
 
Los Angeles County contains 88 incorporated cities (2010) and many more named places. Los Angeles City also contains a large number of named areas many of which had their origins before they were annexed into Los Angeles.  
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'''Communities: '''Hacienda Heights, South Whittier, Topanga, Universal City, East Los Angeles, [[Los Angeles County, California Communities|more...]]  
 
'''Communities: '''Hacienda Heights, South Whittier, Topanga, Universal City, East Los Angeles, [[Los Angeles County, California Communities|more...]]  
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Kern County, California|Kern]] *[[Orange County, California|Orange]] *[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino]] *[[Ventura County, California|Ventura]]
 
*[[Kern County, California|Kern]] *[[Orange County, California|Orange]] *[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino]] *[[Ventura County, California|Ventura]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
=== Cemeteries&nbsp; ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
Long Beach Municipal Cemetery (Long Beach)  
 
Long Beach Municipal Cemetery (Long Beach)  
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The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed existing records in 1956. That film has the most correct information. More than 700 internments have been recorded for Woodlawn Cemtery at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=8457&CScn=woodlawn+memorial+park&CScntry=4&CSst=6& FindAGrave.com].  
 
The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed existing records in 1956. That film has the most correct information. More than 700 internments have been recorded for Woodlawn Cemtery at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=8457&CScn=woodlawn+memorial+park&CScntry=4&CSst=6& FindAGrave.com].  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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*''Some Early Southern California Burials''. Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Long Beach, California, 1974. Available at central Los Angeles Public Library (2011). LAFHL (2011), Long Beach Public Library (2011).
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Church Records ====
  
*Adams
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'''Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints''' Ward and Branch Records
*Alhambra
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*Alta Vista
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*Arcadia
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*Arleta
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*Arlington
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*Baldwin Park
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*Bellflower
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*Belvedere
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*Beverly Hills
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*Boyle Heights
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*Brentwood (Santa Monica)
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*Burbank
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*Centinela (Hawthorne)
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*Chatsworth
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*Compton
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*Compton Center
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*Covina
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*Culver City&nbsp;
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*Downey
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*Duarte
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*El Monte
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*El Segundo
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*El Sereno
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*Elysian Park
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*Firestone Park
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*Fullerton (Long Beach)
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*Garvanza
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*Gate S.
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*Glendale
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*Glendale E.
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*Glendale W.
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*Grant (Bell Gardens)
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*Hollywood
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*Hollywood N.
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*Huntington Beach
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*Huntington Park
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*Inglewood
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*La Brea (Los Angeles)
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*La Cienega
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*La Mirada
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*Lancaster
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*Las Flores now Huntington (Temple City)
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*Lennox (Hawthorne)
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*Lomita
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*Long Beach
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*Long Beach N.
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*Los Angeles
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*Manchester (Los Angeles)
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*Mar Vista
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*Matthews
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*Maywood
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*Mission Park (Wilmar)
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*Monrovia
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*Montebello
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*North Hollywood
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*Ocean Park now Santa Monica
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*Palmdale
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*Park View (Long Beach)
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*Pasadena
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*Pasadena S.
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*Pomona
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*Redondo Beach
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*Reseda
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*Rosemead
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*San Fernando
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*San Pedro
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*Santa Ana (Long Beach)
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*Santa Monica
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*South Gate
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*Studio City (Hollywood)
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*Sunset (Burbank)
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*Sylmar
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*Tarzana
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*Temple City
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*Torrence
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*Van Nuys
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*Vermont
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*Virginia (Long Beach)
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*Walnut (South Gate)
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*Walteria
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*West Hills
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*Westchester
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*Westdale
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*Westwood
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*Whittier
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*Wilmington
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*Wilshire
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*Woodland Hills
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=== City Directories ===
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:*Adams
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:*Alhambra
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:*Alta Vista
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:*Arcadia
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:*Arleta
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:*Arlington
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:*Baldwin Park
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:*Bellflower
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:*Belvedere
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:*Beverly Hills
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:*Boyle Heights
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:*Brentwood (Santa Monica)
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:*Burbank
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:*Centinela (Hawthorne)
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:*Chatsworth
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:*Compton
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:*Compton Center
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:*Covina
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:*Culver City&nbsp;
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:*Downey
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:*Duarte
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:*El Monte
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:*El Segundo
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:*El Sereno
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:*Elysian Park
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:*Firestone Park
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:*Fullerton (Long Beach)
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:*Garvanza
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:*Gate S.
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:*Glendale
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:*Glendale E.
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:*Glendale W.
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:*Grant (Bell Gardens)
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:*Hollywood
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:*Hollywood N.
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:*Huntington Beach
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:*Huntington Park
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:*Inglewood
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:*La Brea (Los Angeles)
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:*La Cienega
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:*La Mirada
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:*Lancaster
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:*Las Flores now Huntington (Temple City)
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:*Lennox (Hawthorne)
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:*Lomita
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:*Long Beach
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:*Long Beach N.
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:*Los Angeles
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:*Manchester (Los Angeles)
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:*Mar Vista
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:*Matthews
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:*Maywood
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:*Mission Park (Wilmar)
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:*Monrovia
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:*Montebello
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:*North Hollywood
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:*Ocean Park now Santa Monica
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:*Palmdale
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:*Park View (Long Beach)
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:*Pasadena
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:*Pasadena S.
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:*Pomona
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:*Redondo Beach
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:*Reseda
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:*Rosemead
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:*San Fernando
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:*San Pedro
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:*Santa Ana (Long Beach)
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:*Santa Monica
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:*South Gate
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:*Studio City (Hollywood)
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:*Sunset (Burbank)
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:*Sylmar
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:*Tarzana
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:*Temple City
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:*Torrence
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:*Van Nuys
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:*Vermont
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:*Virginia (Long Beach)
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:*Walnut (South Gate)
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:*Walteria
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:*West Hills
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:*Westchester
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:*Westdale
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:*Westwood
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:*Whittier
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:*Wilmington
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:*Wilshire
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:*Woodland Hills
  
[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_87/city_directories_los_angeles/ Los Angeles City Directories] 1873, 1875, 1878-1924 (5 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== Court Records ===
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==== Directories ====
  
=== History  ===
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[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_87/city_directories_los_angeles/ Los Angeles City Directories] 1873, 1875, 1878-1924 (5 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== History ====
  
=== Maps ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
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:*[[Camino Real de California]] 1770s linking Spanish Mission churches in California and Baja California<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "El Camino Real (California)" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Camino_Real_%28California%29 (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Old Spanish Trail]] 1829 Los Angeles, California to Santa Fe, New Mexico<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Old Spanish Trail (trade route)" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Spanish_Trail_%28trade_route%29 (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail to Southern California|Mormon Trail to Southern California]] 1847 from Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, California<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson Hunt" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Butterfield Overland Mail]] 1857-1861 from San Francisco via Los Angeles to Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Butterfield Overland Mail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfield_Overland_Mail (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from Salt Lake City, Utah to Carson City, Nevada (and usually on to northern California)<ref name="COR">Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 13 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1869 Ogden, Utah to Omaha, Nebraska<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Central Pacific Railroad]] 1869 Ogden, Utah to Sacramento, California<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway]] 1881 Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Santa Fe Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Southern Pacific Railroad]] 1883 Los Angeles, California to New Orleans, Louisiana<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Southern Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]] 1885 Los Angeles, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico (and the Santa Fe Railway) <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Atlantic and Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_and_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
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==== Military Records  ====
  
 
Fort Drum (Wilmington)  
 
Fort Drum (Wilmington)  
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Fort Tejon (Tejon Pass near Grapevine)  
 
Fort Tejon (Tejon Pass near Grapevine)  
  
=== Naturalization Records  ===
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==== Naturalization Records  ====
  
 
[http://www.laalmanac.com/_main/LACountyRecords.htm The Los Angeles County Archives] has records of Los Angeles County for the years 1856 to 1886:<br>Los Angeles County Archives<br>225 North Broadway<br>Los Angeles, California 90012<br>Telephone: 562-462-2137  
 
[http://www.laalmanac.com/_main/LACountyRecords.htm The Los Angeles County Archives] has records of Los Angeles County for the years 1856 to 1886:<br>Los Angeles County Archives<br>225 North Broadway<br>Los Angeles, California 90012<br>Telephone: 562-462-2137  
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
The Los Angeles Public Library has made available on its website an [http://www.lapl.org/resources/en/california_index.html index to newspaper and periodical articles containing] obituary information on renowned actors, authors, journalists, and librarians. You can search the database by name, occupation, date of death, and cause of death. The data fields in the results returned may include full name, including married name, maiden name, and nickname; sex, occupation, death date, age, place of death, and information source.  
 
The Los Angeles Public Library has made available on its website an [http://www.lapl.org/resources/en/california_index.html index to newspaper and periodical articles containing] obituary information on renowned actors, authors, journalists, and librarians. You can search the database by name, occupation, date of death, and cause of death. The data fields in the results returned may include full name, including married name, maiden name, and nickname; sex, occupation, death date, age, place of death, and information source.  
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
The Southern California Genealogical Society has created [http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/obit-search.htm The Los Angeles Times Obituary Index ]database searchable by either first name, last name or a combination of the two. If the name is found, the index provides the year of the obituary. If a copy of the obituary is desired, then it is necessary to purchase it from the Society.&nbsp; Currently the Index covers the period 1988 to 2004.  
 
The Southern California Genealogical Society has created [http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/obit-search.htm The Los Angeles Times Obituary Index ]database searchable by either first name, last name or a combination of the two. If the name is found, the index provides the year of the obituary. If a copy of the obituary is desired, then it is necessary to purchase it from the Society.&nbsp; Currently the Index covers the period 1988 to 2004.  
  
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
For early marriages see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. <br>&nbsp;[http://www.lavote.net/recorder/bdm_records.cfm <span style="font-weight: bold">Los Angeles County </span>'''Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk''']<br>(for Birth, Marriage and Death records going back at least to 1852) Norwalk RR/CC Building<br>12400 Imperial Highway<br>Norwalk, CA. 90650 <br>Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month) *Note: There are several other sites to get birth, marriage and death records in Los Angeles County but Norwalk is the only facility that you can view records personally. '''Viewing Vital Records:''' The following will provide you with the procedure for viewing vital records. Certificates and indexes of birth, death and marriage records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except holidays. In addition to certificates on file, there are indexes of birth, death and marriages available for public inspection as follows: Births prior to 1905 and from 1964 to the present; Deaths from 1877 to the present; and Marriages from 1852 to the present. Records of confidential marriages performed pursuant to Family Code Section 500 are not available for public review. Certificates and indexes may be examined at no charge unless a deputy is requested search and/or retrieve more than five records. Random searches of the indexes or the certificates are not allowed. An application is required for each record searched. Information sufficient to identify the requested record must be provided.  
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For early marriages see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. <br>&nbsp;[http://www.lavote.net/recorder/bdm_records.cfm <span style="font-weight: bold">Los Angeles County </span>'''Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk''']<br>(for Birth, Marriage and Death records going back at least to 1852) Norwalk RR/CC Building<br>12400 Imperial Highway<br>Norwalk, CA. 90650 <br>Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month) *Note: There are several other sites to get birth, marriage and death records in Los Angeles County but Norwalk is the only facility that you can view records personally. '''Viewing Vital Records:''' The following will provide you with the procedure for viewing vital records. Certificates and indexes of birth, death and marriage records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except holidays. In addition to certificates on file, there are indexes of birth, death and marriages available for public inspection as follows: Births prior to 1905 and from 1964 to the present; Deaths from 1877 to the present; and Marriages from 1852 to the present. Records of confidential marriages performed pursuant to Family Code Section 500 are not available for public review. Certificates and indexes may be examined at no charge unless a deputy is requested search and/or retrieve more than five records. Random searches of the indexes or the certificates are not allowed. An application is required for each record searched. Information sufficient to identify the requested record must be provided. <br>
  
<br>'''Los Angeles County Death Records at the Family History Library:'''<br>{{FHL|1131994|title-id|disp=Los Angeles County Death Records}} are available through the Family History Library System.&nbsp; First, search the index film for the year the person died.&nbsp; Note that in 1958-1960, there are separate film sets for different cities in Los Angeles County, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Long Beach. <br>Note that entries in the county wide index with certificate numbers preceded by an "L" pertain to the {{FHL|1137333|title-id|disp=Long Beach set of death certificates}}.&nbsp;  
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'''Los Angeles County Death Records at the Family History Library:'''<br>{{FHL|1131994|title-id|disp=Los Angeles County Death Records}} are available through the Family History Library System.&nbsp; First, search the index film for the year the person died.&nbsp; Note that in 1958-1960, there are separate film sets for different cities in Los Angeles County, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Long Beach. <br>Note that entries in the county wide index with certificate numbers preceded by an "L" pertain to the {{FHL|1137333|title-id|disp=Long Beach set of death certificates}}.&nbsp;  
  
== <br>Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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=== Repositories ===
  
*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History&nbsp;Library]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library]
  
10741 Santa Monica Blvd<br>West Los Angeles, CA 90025<br>Phone: 310-474-9990<br>Hours: T-W-Th&nbsp;9 am-9 pm; Mon-Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm; Closed Sun  
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:10741 Santa Monica Blvd<br>  
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:West Los Angeles, CA 90025<br>  
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:Telephone: 310-474-9990<br>  
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:Hours: T-W-Th 9 am-9 pm; Mon-Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm; Closed Sun<br><br>
  
[http://www.cagenweb.com/questing/ Questing Heirs Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 15102<br>Long Beach, CA 90815-0102
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/questing/ Questing Heirs Genealogical Society]<br>
  
[http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/ Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library]&nbsp;<br>417 Irving Dr.<br>Burbank, CA ~ 91504 <br>818-843-7247
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:P.O. Box 15102<br>  
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:Long Beach, CA 90815-0102<br><br>
  
[http://www.cagenweb.com/kr/wags/ Whittier Area Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 4367<br>Whittier, California 90607-4367 <br>Meetings at Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA<br>[http://immigrantgensoc.org/library_page.html Immigrant Genealogical Society]<br>1310-B West Magnolia Boulevard<br>Burbank, California<br>P. O. Box 7369<br>Burbank, California 91510-7369<br>(818) 848-3122
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*[http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/ Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library]<br>
  
[http://nordicgenealogy.org/ Nordic Genealogical Society of Southern California]<br>Meetings: 2nd Saturday Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov at 3 pm<br>Los Angeles Family History Library<br>  
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:417 Irving Dr.<br>  
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:Burbank, CA ~ 91504 <br>818-843-7247<br><br>
  
[http://www.pgsca.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of California]<br>P.O. Box 307<br>Buena Park, CA 90621-0307<br>Meetings: <br>Los Angeles Family History Library<br>10471 Santa Monica Boulevard<br>Los Angeles, CA<br>310-474-9990
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/kr/wags/ Whittier Area Genealogical Society]<br>
  
[http://www.srcalifornia.com Sons of the Revolution Library and Museum] <br>600 South Central Avenue <br>Glendale, California 91204-2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (818)240-1775 <br>Library and Museum Hours <br>Wednesday – Noon to 6:00 p.m. <br>Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. <br>Closed Sunday through Tuesday, Saturdays before a Monday holiday, Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the entire month of December. <br>
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:P.O. Box 4367<br>
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:Whittier, California 90607-4367 <br>
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::Meetings at Masonic Lodge
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::7604 Greenleaf Ave.
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::Whittier, CA<br>
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*[http://immigrantgensoc.org/library_page.html Immigrant Genealogical Society]<br>
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:1310-B West Magnolia Boulevard<br>
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:Burbank, California<br>
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:P. O. Box 7369<br>
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:Burbank, California 91510-7369<br>
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:Telephone: (818) 848-3122 <br><br>
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*[http://nordicgenealogy.org/ Nordic Genealogical Society of Southern California]<br>
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:Meetings: 2nd Saturday Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov at 3 pm<br>
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:Los Angeles Family History Library<br>
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*[http://www.pgsca.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of California]<br>
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:P.O. Box 307<br>
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:Buena Park, CA 90621-0307<br>
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::Meetings: Los Angeles Family History Library<br>
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::10471 Santa Monica Boulevard<br>
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::Los Angeles, CA<br>
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::Telephone: 310-474-9990 <br><br>
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*[http://www.srcalifornia.com Sons of the Revolution Library and Museum] <br>
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:600 South Central Avenue <br>  
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:Glendale, California 91204-2009  
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:Telephone: (818)240-1775 <br>  
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:Library and Museum Hours: Wednesdays Noon to 6:00 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday through Tuesday, Saturdays before a Monday holiday, Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the entire month of December.
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Whittier California Family History Center]]
 
*[[Whittier California Family History Center]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/ca/losangeles/ Los Angeles County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/ca/losangeles/ Los Angeles County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Los_Angeles/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Los_Angeles/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/losangeles/losangeles.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/losangeles/losangeles.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/losangeles/losangeles.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/losangeles/losangeles.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://california-genealogy.com/Los-Angeles-County-Genealogy.cfm Los Angeles County Genealogy (California Genealogy)]
 
*[http://california-genealogy.com/Los-Angeles-County-Genealogy.cfm Los Angeles County Genealogy (California Genealogy)]
  
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=== References  ===
 
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*{{FHL|206576|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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Revision as of 19:03, 14 September 2011

United States > California > Los Angeles County

Contents

County Courthouse

 County Courthouse Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (county seat)

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Los Angeles, California

Parent County

18 February 1850: Los Angeles County was created as one of 30 original counties in the new state of California. Prior to the creation of the county, the records were either at city or Franciscan mission places.

County seat: Los Angeles [1] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Los Angeles County contains 88 incorporated cities (2010) and many more named places. Los Angeles City also contains a large number of named areas many of which had their origins before they were annexed into Los Angeles.

Cities: Beverly Hills, Burbank, Compton, Los Angeles, Whittier, more cities...

Communities: Hacienda Heights, South Whittier, Topanga, Universal City, East Los Angeles, more...

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Long Beach Municipal Cemetery (Long Beach)

Mt Olive Memorial Park (Commerce)

Mountain View Cemetery (Pasadena/Altadena)

Russian Molokan Cemetery (Commerce)

Sunnyside Cemetery (Long Beach)

Wilmington Cemetery (Wilmington)

Woodlawn Memorial Park
1715 Greenleaf Boulevard
Compton, CA 90220
Phone; 310/637-1766

The original records have been distroyed over the years.

The California State Cemetery and Funeral Bureau revoked the cemetery's Certificate of Authority in 1994, and ultimately suspended it in 2000.

The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed existing records in 1956. That film has the most correct information. More than 700 internments have been recorded for Woodlawn Cemtery at FindAGrave.com.

  • Some Early Southern California Burials. Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Long Beach, California, 1974. Available at central Los Angeles Public Library (2011). LAFHL (2011), Long Beach Public Library (2011).

Church Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records

  • Adams
  • Alhambra
  • Alta Vista
  • Arcadia
  • Arleta
  • Arlington
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bellflower
  • Belvedere
  • Beverly Hills
  • Boyle Heights
  • Brentwood (Santa Monica)
  • Burbank
  • Centinela (Hawthorne)
  • Chatsworth
  • Compton
  • Compton Center
  • Covina
  • Culver City 
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • El Sereno
  • Elysian Park
  • Firestone Park
  • Fullerton (Long Beach)
  • Garvanza
  • Gate S.
  • Glendale
  • Glendale E.
  • Glendale W.
  • Grant (Bell Gardens)
  • Hollywood
  • Hollywood N.
  • Huntington Beach
  • Huntington Park
  • Inglewood
  • La Brea (Los Angeles)
  • La Cienega
  • La Mirada
  • Lancaster
  • Las Flores now Huntington (Temple City)
  • Lennox (Hawthorne)
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Long Beach N.
  • Los Angeles
  • Manchester (Los Angeles)
  • Mar Vista
  • Matthews
  • Maywood
  • Mission Park (Wilmar)
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • North Hollywood
  • Ocean Park now Santa Monica
  • Palmdale
  • Park View (Long Beach)
  • Pasadena
  • Pasadena S.
  • Pomona
  • Redondo Beach
  • Reseda
  • Rosemead
  • San Fernando
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Ana (Long Beach)
  • Santa Monica
  • South Gate
  • Studio City (Hollywood)
  • Sunset (Burbank)
  • Sylmar
  • Tarzana
  • Temple City
  • Torrence
  • Van Nuys
  • Vermont
  • Virginia (Long Beach)
  • Walnut (South Gate)
  • Walteria
  • West Hills
  • Westchester
  • Westdale
  • Westwood
  • Whittier
  • Wilmington
  • Wilshire
  • Woodland Hills

Court Records

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Los Angeles City Directories 1873, 1875, 1878-1924 (5 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Los Angeles County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military Records

Fort Drum (Wilmington)

Fort McArthur (San Pedro)

Fort Tejon (Tejon Pass near Grapevine)

Naturalization Records

The Los Angeles County Archives has records of Los Angeles County for the years 1856 to 1886:
Los Angeles County Archives
225 North Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90012
Telephone: 562-462-2137

Newspapers

The Los Angeles Public Library has made available on its website an index to newspaper and periodical articles containing obituary information on renowned actors, authors, journalists, and librarians. You can search the database by name, occupation, date of death, and cause of death. The data fields in the results returned may include full name, including married name, maiden name, and nickname; sex, occupation, death date, age, place of death, and information source.

Obituaries

The Southern California Genealogical Society has created The Los Angeles Times Obituary Index database searchable by either first name, last name or a combination of the two. If the name is found, the index provides the year of the obituary. If a copy of the obituary is desired, then it is necessary to purchase it from the Society.  Currently the Index covers the period 1988 to 2004.

Taxation

Vital Records

For early marriages see Western States Marriage Index.
 Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
(for Birth, Marriage and Death records going back at least to 1852) Norwalk RR/CC Building
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA. 90650
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month) *Note: There are several other sites to get birth, marriage and death records in Los Angeles County but Norwalk is the only facility that you can view records personally. Viewing Vital Records: The following will provide you with the procedure for viewing vital records. Certificates and indexes of birth, death and marriage records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except holidays. In addition to certificates on file, there are indexes of birth, death and marriages available for public inspection as follows: Births prior to 1905 and from 1964 to the present; Deaths from 1877 to the present; and Marriages from 1852 to the present. Records of confidential marriages performed pursuant to Family Code Section 500 are not available for public review. Certificates and indexes may be examined at no charge unless a deputy is requested search and/or retrieve more than five records. Random searches of the indexes or the certificates are not allowed. An application is required for each record searched. Information sufficient to identify the requested record must be provided.

Los Angeles County Death Records at the Family History Library:
Los Angeles County Death Records are available through the Family History Library System.  First, search the index film for the year the person died.  Note that in 1958-1960, there are separate film sets for different cities in Los Angeles County, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Long Beach.
Note that entries in the county wide index with certificate numbers preceded by an "L" pertain to the Long Beach set of death certificates

Repositories

10741 Santa Monica Blvd
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Telephone: 310-474-9990
Hours: T-W-Th 9 am-9 pm; Mon-Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm; Closed Sun

P.O. Box 15102
Long Beach, CA 90815-0102

417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA ~ 91504
818-843-7247

P.O. Box 4367
Whittier, California 90607-4367
Meetings at Masonic Lodge
7604 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA
1310-B West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, California
P. O. Box 7369
Burbank, California 91510-7369
Telephone: (818) 848-3122

Meetings: 2nd Saturday Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov at 3 pm
Los Angeles Family History Library
P.O. Box 307
Buena Park, CA 90621-0307
Meetings: Los Angeles Family History Library
10471 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Telephone: 310-474-9990

600 South Central Avenue
Glendale, California 91204-2009
Telephone: (818)240-1775
Library and Museum Hours: Wednesdays Noon to 6:00 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday through Tuesday, Saturdays before a Monday holiday, Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the entire month of December.

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "El Camino Real (California)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Camino_Real_%28California%29 (accessed 14 September 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Old Spanish Trail (trade route)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Spanish_Trail_%28trade_route%29 (accessed 14 September 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Butterfield Overland Mail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfield_Overland_Mail (accessed 14 September 2011).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 13 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
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