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Santa Barbara County, California
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Map of California highlighting Santa Barbara County
Location in the state of California
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Location of California in the U.S.
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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Contents

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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Parent County

18 February 1850: Santa Barbara was created as an original county. [1]

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

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Santa Maria

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)

 

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