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== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Santa Barbara County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
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| county_map = Ca-santabarbara-map.png
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| state = California
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat wl = Santa Barbara
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| building image = Ca-santabarbara-ch.jpg
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| building address = Hall of Records<BR>1100 Anacapa St.<BR>Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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| web = http://www.countyofsb.org/
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| named for = {{wpd|Saint Barbara}}
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| named for image = St-barbara.jpg
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}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Santa Barbara County''
  
'''1850--'''Santa Barbara was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Santa Barbara <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.californios.us/santabarbara/ Santa Barbara County Courthouse]<br>105 E Anapamu Rm #204<br>Santa Barbara, CA 93101<br>Phone 805.568.2550
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&nbsp;<br>Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records<br>Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Barbara County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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Santa Barbara area Native Americans were first contacted by several early explorers in the 1500s and 1600s but the first moves toward settlement by Europeans were Spanish in 1769. The Santa Barbara mission was founded in 1786 by Franciscan ''padres'' who were also the first record keepers.
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{{Wikipedia|Santa Barbara County, California|align=left}} <br><br>
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=== Parent County  ===
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'''18 February 1850:''' Santa Barbara was created as an original county when California first became a state. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1 January 1873:''' Ventura County was set off.
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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{{Santa Barbara County, California}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names. Information about the cemeteries can be found in these pages if known.
 
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*[[Kern_County,_California|Kern]]
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*[[San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California|San Luis Obispo]]
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*[[Ventura_County,_California|Ventura]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Bible Records ===
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biography ===
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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=== &nbsp;Cemeteries  ===
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12165 Foxen Canyon Cemetery, Santa Maria]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12021 Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12084 Santa Barbara Cemetery, Montecito]
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Santa Maria
 
*Santa Maria
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Directories ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
  
==== Military ====
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==== Germans ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Maps ===
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Migration ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Military History and Records  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206901&subject_disp=California%2C+Santa+Barbara&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lompoc California Family History Center]]
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*[[Santa Barbara California Family History Center]]
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*[[Santa Maria California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Solvang California Family History Center]]<br>
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=== Societies  ===
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*[http://www.sbgen.org/ Santa Barbara Genealogical Society]
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/sbarsar/ Santa Barbara Chapter; Sons of the American Revolution]
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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Santa Barbara Mission archives contain early births, baptisms, marriages and deaths.  
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==== Birth  ====
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==== Marriage  ====
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For a large number of early marriages see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Divorce  ====
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==== Death  ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/santabarbara/ Santa Barbara County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Santa_Barbara/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/santabarbara/santabarbara.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/santabarbara/santabarbara.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206901|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Santa Barbara County, California
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Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Santa Barbara
Courthouse
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Address Hall of Records
1100 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Website: www.countyofsb.org
Named for: Saint Barbara
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County Courthouse

Santa Barbara County Courthouse
105 E Anapamu Rm #204
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone 805.568.2550

 
Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records
Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1850[1]

Historical Facts

Santa Barbara area Native Americans were first contacted by several early explorers in the 1500s and 1600s but the first moves toward settlement by Europeans were Spanish in 1769. The Santa Barbara mission was founded in 1786 by Franciscan padres who were also the first record keepers.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Santa Barbara County, California


Parent County

18 February 1850: Santa Barbara was created as an original county when California first became a state. [2]

Boundary Changes

1 January 1873: Ventura County was set off.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names. Information about the cemeteries can be found in these pages if known.

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

 Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

For tips on accessing Santa Barbara County, California census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Santa Maria

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Santa Barbara Mission archives contain early births, baptisms, marriages and deaths.

Birth

Marriage

For a large number of early marriages see Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Barbara County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)