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''This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see [[California (disambiguation)]]''.<br><br>{{CA-sidebar|news=<!-- Add News Items BELOW --><br>
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California State Geneal. Alliance [http://csga.com/calendar/eventlist.php Events].<!-- Add News Items ABOVE -->
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Selecting images for the Wiki  
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Images enhance the educational value of the Wiki by illustrating the words and making the pages more interesting and attractive.  
<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to California, the Golden State{{/p}}[[Image:GoldenGateBridge.jpg|right|200px]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*Spanish mission ([[California Church Records|church records]]) list many of the earliest settlers
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*CA took an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 1852 state census]
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*About 14% of CA immigrants before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad railroad] are in [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/California_Emigration_and_Immigration#California_Pioneer_Project CA Pioneer Project]
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*Starting 1866 most CA counties have [[California Voting Registers|Great Registers (voter lists)]]
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=== Counties  ===
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'''What to seek and what to avoid.''' Seek high quality images that are sharp, attractive and illustrate a genealogical educational point well. This may include examples of documents, maps, genealogically significant buildings, and memorable sites associated with a place. Ask yourself if adding this image will enhance the quality, dignity, and reputation of the Wiki, and improve the pages where it is displayed.
  
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''Size.'' As long as you stay under the 2 MB limit, bigger images are better. Choose the largest version of an image under 2 MB. If a small image (especially thumbnail size) is the only thing available it is usually best to look for an alternative larger image, or skip the image entirely. It is much better to shrink a large uploaded original than it is to enlarge a small uploaded original. If you cannot read the writing on an image it has little value.
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*[[Alameda County, California|Alameda]]
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*[[Alpine County, California|Alpine]]
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*[[Amador County, California|Amador]]
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*[[Butte County, California|Butte]]
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*[[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]]
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*[[Colusa County, California|Colusa]]
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*[[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa]]
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*[[Del Norte County, California|Del Norte]]
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*[[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]]
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*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]
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*[[Glenn County, California|Glenn]]
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*[[Humboldt County, California|Humboldt]]
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*[[Imperial County, California|Imperial]]
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*[[Inyo County, California|Inyo]]
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*[[Kern County, California|Kern]]
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''Copyright.'' Under '''NO''' circumstances upload a copyrighted image, or an image that '''''might''''' be copyrighted unless you have specific written permission to use it on the Wiki. Be able to prove the exact copyright status of EVERY image you upload. During the upload list the copyright status of every image.
*[[Kings County, California|Kings]]
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*[[Lake County, California|Lake]]
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*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]
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*[[Los Angeles County, California|Los Angeles]]
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*[[Madera County, California|Madera]]
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*[[Marin County, California|Marin]]
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*[[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]]
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*[[Mendocino County, California|Mendocino]]
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*[[Merced County, California|Merced]]
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*[[Modoc County, California|Modoc]]
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*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]
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*[[Monterey County, California|Monterey]]
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*[[Napa County, California|Napa]]
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*[[Nevada County, California|Nevada]]
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*[[Orange County, California|Orange]]
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''Dignity and purpose.'' Avoid small thumbnail size images, anything that will appear blurry in the Wiki, overly "cute" or cartoonish illustrations, and cheesy, shabby, undignified, or only marginally relevant images. Avoid maps that are so small that the labels cannot be read. Avoid adding images unless you have a page in mind for the image where it will be useful and support the educational purpose of the page. Avoid adding large numbers of images of a particular ethnic group without a pedagogical purpose in mind for each image.
*[[Placer County, California|Placer]]
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*[[Plumas County, California|Plumas]]
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*[[Riverside County, California|Riverside]]
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*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento]]
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*[[San Benito County, California|San Benito]]
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*[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino]]
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*[[San Diego County, California|San Diego]]
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*[[San Francisco County, California|San Francisco]]
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*[[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]]
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*[[San Luis Obispo County, California|San Luis Obispo]]
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*[[San Mateo County, California|San Mateo]]
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*[[Santa Barbara County, California|Santa Barbara]]
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*[[Santa Clara County, California|Santa Clara]]
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*[[Santa Cruz County, California|Santa Cruz]]
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*[[Shasta County, California|Shasta]]
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''International neutral flavor.'' The Wiki is for readers around the world. Prefer images that complement without patronizing a nation. Avoid overly patriotic images that sentimentally imply favor or disfavor of one nation, ethnic, political, or religious group over another. Wiki policy is to be neutral in word and image.
*[[Sierra County, California|Sierra]]
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*[[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]
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*[[Solano County, California|Solano]]
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*[[Sonoma County, California|Sonoma]]
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*[[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
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*[[Sutter County, California|Sutter]]
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*[[Tehama County, California|Tehama]]
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*[[Trinity County, California|Trinity]]
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*[[Tulare County, California|Tulare]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
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*[[Ventura County, California|Ventura]]
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*[[Yolo County, California|Yolo]]
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*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
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'''Where to look for images.''' Assume all images on the Internet are copyrighted and therefore inappropriate for the Wiki unless you can prove otherwise.
  
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Branciforte County, California|Branciforte]]{{·}} [[Klamath County, California|Klamath]]{{·}} [[Lake County, Nevada|Lake&nbsp;(Nevada)]]{{·}} [[Pahute County, Nevada|Pahute]]{{·}} [[Roop County, Nevada|Roop]]{{·}} [[Nataqua Territory|Nataqua Territory]]
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Three major sources of copyright-free image sare:  
  
'''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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#'''''Wikipedia''''' and the associated WikiMedia. The vast majority of images (but not all) on Wikipedia can be used in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Click any image in Wikipedia to see its file, description and copyright status. For example, see [[:File:GoldenGateBridge.jpg]].
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#'''''Creative Commons.''''' Some Internet image galleries such as Google images and Flickr have a mixture of copyright and non-copyright images. Use the Creative Commons Search at http://search.creativecommons.org/ to find possible images for the Wiki. Be sure to follow each image's link to learn its own individual copyright status. For example, see [[:File:Jewish cemetery.jpg]].
=== Major Repositories  ===
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#'''''Self.''''' If you create an image yourself and are the sole copyright owner, and if you are willing to license that image for public use on the Wiki, you can. For example, see [[:File:Utah Territory 1856 map.png]].  
  
[[Image:California.png|right|180px]] [[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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'''''Restricted images.'''''In case you find an image that you just cannot do without and that is copyrighted, or '''''might''''' be copyrighted, or in some other way is restricted, send for written or e-mail permission to use it on the FamilySearch Wiki. Include the copyright status and your permission with the image description when you do the upload. For example, see [[:File:Tonga Wesleyan Church.jpg]].
  
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'''Preparing to upload an image.'''
  
[[Image:California flag.png|right|150px]] [[Applegate Trail]]{{·}} [[Butterfield Overland Mail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Camino Real de California]]{{·}} [[Central Overland Trail]]{{·}} [[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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#Select the best, sharpest, and largest version of the image under 2 MB you can find.
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#Before you upload an image, get prepared by creating the image description including:
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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:*'''''Title.''''' Choose the title you will give the image carefully to be descriptive, brief, and unique. Verify the spelling.
  
*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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::*'''''Description.''''' Give enough information in the description to help other contributors easily find your image using the Wiki search engine
*'''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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::*'''''Source.''''' Give the author, title, and other source information, especially the Internet URL, and any additional sources cited in your source. If possible, go to the most original source and cite it.
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::*'''''Date.''''' Give the date the image was created (not the date you uploaded it), or if that information is lacking, give the date the image was uploaded in the source where you found it.  
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::*'''Author.''' Give credit to the person who created the image. In some cases this will be an Internet user-name, in which case please give us the user's Internet site as well, for example, "Wikipedia user."
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::*'''''Permission.''''' Give the exact permission(s) or license(s) you found for the image you will upload. For a partial list of possible licenses see [[Help:License templates]].
  
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#Test out your image description by using the [[:Template:Information]]. You do not have to use this template to upload an image, but it helps! Test the template with your description (and don't forget to add the test category) on a "sandbox" page. For help using templates see [[Help:Templates]]. For help creating or finding your own personal sandbox, see [[FamilySearch Wiki:Sandbox]] 5. Copy and paste your description (preferably using the "Information" template) and category into the appropriate fields during the image upload process.
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=== Things You Can Do  ===
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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Selecting images for the Wiki

Images enhance the educational value of the Wiki by illustrating the words and making the pages more interesting and attractive.

What to seek and what to avoid. Seek high quality images that are sharp, attractive and illustrate a genealogical educational point well. This may include examples of documents, maps, genealogically significant buildings, and memorable sites associated with a place. Ask yourself if adding this image will enhance the quality, dignity, and reputation of the Wiki, and improve the pages where it is displayed.

Size. As long as you stay under the 2 MB limit, bigger images are better. Choose the largest version of an image under 2 MB. If a small image (especially thumbnail size) is the only thing available it is usually best to look for an alternative larger image, or skip the image entirely. It is much better to shrink a large uploaded original than it is to enlarge a small uploaded original. If you cannot read the writing on an image it has little value.

Copyright. Under NO circumstances upload a copyrighted image, or an image that might be copyrighted unless you have specific written permission to use it on the Wiki. Be able to prove the exact copyright status of EVERY image you upload. During the upload list the copyright status of every image.

Dignity and purpose. Avoid small thumbnail size images, anything that will appear blurry in the Wiki, overly "cute" or cartoonish illustrations, and cheesy, shabby, undignified, or only marginally relevant images. Avoid maps that are so small that the labels cannot be read. Avoid adding images unless you have a page in mind for the image where it will be useful and support the educational purpose of the page. Avoid adding large numbers of images of a particular ethnic group without a pedagogical purpose in mind for each image.

International neutral flavor. The Wiki is for readers around the world. Prefer images that complement without patronizing a nation. Avoid overly patriotic images that sentimentally imply favor or disfavor of one nation, ethnic, political, or religious group over another. Wiki policy is to be neutral in word and image.

Where to look for images. Assume all images on the Internet are copyrighted and therefore inappropriate for the Wiki unless you can prove otherwise.

Three major sources of copyright-free image sare:

  1. Wikipedia and the associated WikiMedia. The vast majority of images (but not all) on Wikipedia can be used in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Click any image in Wikipedia to see its file, description and copyright status. For example, see File:GoldenGateBridge.jpg.
  2. Creative Commons. Some Internet image galleries such as Google images and Flickr have a mixture of copyright and non-copyright images. Use the Creative Commons Search at http://search.creativecommons.org/ to find possible images for the Wiki. Be sure to follow each image's link to learn its own individual copyright status. For example, see File:Jewish cemetery.jpg.
  3. Self. If you create an image yourself and are the sole copyright owner, and if you are willing to license that image for public use on the Wiki, you can. For example, see File:Utah Territory 1856 map.png.

Restricted images.In case you find an image that you just cannot do without and that is copyrighted, or might be copyrighted, or in some other way is restricted, send for written or e-mail permission to use it on the FamilySearch Wiki. Include the copyright status and your permission with the image description when you do the upload. For example, see File:Tonga Wesleyan Church.jpg.

Preparing to upload an image.

  1. Select the best, sharpest, and largest version of the image under 2 MB you can find.
  2. Before you upload an image, get prepared by creating the image description including:
  • Title. Choose the title you will give the image carefully to be descriptive, brief, and unique. Verify the spelling.
  • Description. Give enough information in the description to help other contributors easily find your image using the Wiki search engine
  • Source. Give the author, title, and other source information, especially the Internet URL, and any additional sources cited in your source. If possible, go to the most original source and cite it.
  • Date. Give the date the image was created (not the date you uploaded it), or if that information is lacking, give the date the image was uploaded in the source where you found it.
  • Author. Give credit to the person who created the image. In some cases this will be an Internet user-name, in which case please give us the user's Internet site as well, for example, "Wikipedia user."
  • Permission. Give the exact permission(s) or license(s) you found for the image you will upload. For a partial list of possible licenses see Help:License templates.
  1. Select one or more categories for the image. In most cases this will match the category for the page where you plan to display the image. For information about selecting a category see Help:Categorization.
  2. Test out your image description by using the Template:Information. You do not have to use this template to upload an image, but it helps! Test the template with your description (and don't forget to add the test category) on a "sandbox" page. For help using templates see Help:Templates. For help creating or finding your own personal sandbox, see FamilySearch Wiki:Sandbox 5. Copy and paste your description (preferably using the "Information" template) and category into the appropriate fields during the image upload process.