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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
*The California State Genealogical Alliance's [http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/CAResearchIntro.php Online Research Guide] is a collaborative effort between the Alliance and it's member societies to provide information and links to resources for the entire state.  
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*The'''California State Genealogical Alliance's''' [http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/CAResearchIntro.php Online Research Guide] is a collaborative effort between the Alliance and it's member societies to provide information and links to resources for the entire state.  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geological Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
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*'''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]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the '''United States Geological Survey's''' [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/California/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. There is also a map of [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Southern_California/ Southern California].  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/California/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. There is also a map of [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Southern_California/ Southern California].  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.org// The California GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.org// The California GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/California.pdf BYU Research Outline for California]  
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/California.pdf BYU Research Outline for California] 
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== Things You Can Do  ==
 
== Things You Can Do  ==

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This article is about the western state of the United States. For other uses, see California (disambiguation).

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When the United States acquired California in 1848, it agreed to recognize earlier claims. A commission was established in 1852 to process the claims. The National Archives has these commission records, including petitions and translations of Spanish documents. These are indexed in J.N. Bowman, Index to the Spanish-Mexican Private Land Grant Records and Cases of California, 1958, Reprint (Berkeley, California: Bancroft Library, University of California, 1970; Family History Library film 833343).

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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
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Sources

  1. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).