California, United States Genealogy

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

California Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
California Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for California is Jamie Mayhew


United States go to California

Welcome to California, the Golden State

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Most unique genealogical features:


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Online Records




Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Branciforte · Klamath · Lake (Nevada) · Pahute · Roop · Nataqua Territory

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, click here.

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Major Repositories

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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

Migration Routes

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Applegate Trail · Butterfield Overland Mail · California Trail · Camino Real de California · Central Overland Trail · Mormon Trail to Southern California · Old Spanish Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Central Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway · Union Pacific Railroad · Ship Passenger Arrivals

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