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Wikipedia has more about this subject: San Bernardino County, California
San Bernardino County is presently the largest county in terms of geographic area within the United States. The county seat is the city of San Bernardino which is also the county's largest in terms of population, and that city lies in the southwest corner of the county.

San Bernardino itself was founded by settlers sent by Brigham Young in the 1850s, but they left when the matter known as the 'Utah War' erupted back in Utah.

Parent County

26 April 1853: San Bernardino County was created from Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. County seat: San Bernardino [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Inyo   Kern   Los Angeles   Orange   Riverside


Archives and Libraries


Mountain View Cemetery 570 E Highland Ave San Bernardino, CA 92404-4002 909-882-2943

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery 211 E 9th St San Bernardino, CA 92410-4408 (909) 885-6484

Montecito Memorial Park 3520 E. Washington Street Colton San Bernardino County California USA Postal Code: 92324 Phone: 909-825-3024

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Colton
  • Bloomington
  • Fontana
  • Highland
  • Needles
  • Ontario
  • Redlands
  • Rialto
  • San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino 1
  • San Bernardino 2
  • Victorville
  • Yucaipa

Court Records


Land and Property




San Bernardino County Sun

4030 N. Georgia Blvd. San Bernardino, CA 92407 Phone: (909) 889-9666. All Departments: Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Serving: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Big Bear, Colton, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Loma Linda, Mentone, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Victorville, Yucaipa

Probate Records


Vital Records

For early marriages see Western States Marriage Index.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Center



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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