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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] San Diego County''  
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Guide to '''San Diego County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = San Diego County
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = San Diego
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| building address = San Diego County Administation Building<br>1600 Pacific Hwy<br>San Diego, CA 92101<br>Phone: 619.238.8158<br>
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[http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/ '''San Diego County Website''']
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=== County Information  ===
  
{{CADC}}
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==== San Diego County, California Record Dates  ====
  
{{San Diego Genealogical Society}}  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Diego County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Diego County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Diego County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Diego County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[San Diego County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Diego County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1898
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Www.co.san-diego.ca.us/|San Diego County Courthouse]]<br>1600 Pacific Hwy<br>San Diego, CA 92101<br>Phone: 619.238.8158&nbsp;
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Superior Court records from 1850. Superior Court has probate, civil and divorce records.&nbsp;
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Main County Courthouse  
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220 W. Broadway
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San Diego, CA 92101  
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[http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Courthouse website]
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==== County Administration Building  ====
  
<br>County Clerk&nbsp;Recorder&nbsp;has birth records from 1857<br>marriage records&nbsp;from 1856 death records&nbsp;from 1873 <br>and&nbsp;land records&nbsp;from 1850’sSuperior Court has probate<br>court and divorce<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Diego County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk&nbsp;Recorder&nbsp;has birth records from 1857<br>marriage records&nbsp;from 1856 death records&nbsp;from 1873 <br>and&nbsp;land records&nbsp;from 1850’s.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Diego County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
[http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/ www.co.san-diego.ca.us/]
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[http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/ www.co.san-diego.ca.us/]  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''18 February 1850:''' San Diego County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Diego <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 February 1850:''' San Diego County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Diego <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county seat San Diego and the county was created February 18, 1850. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "San Diego County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_County,_California 05/08/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Imperial County, California|Imperial]]  
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*[[Imperial County, California Genealogy|Imperial]]  
*[[Orange County, California|Orange]]  
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*[[Orange County, California Genealogy|Orange]]  
*[[Riverside County, California|Riverside]]
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*[[Riverside County, California Genealogy|Riverside]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/bioindex.html San Bernardino County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/bios.html Index to San Bernardino County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sandiego/biogen.htm Index to San Bernardino County Biographical and Genealogical Resources] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/pioneerindex.html San Diego County Pioneers] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|San Diego }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of San Diego, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=219&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sandiego/ California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/sandiego.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Californiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=37 California Gravestones]
  
== Resources  ==
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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=== Bible Records  ===
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*{{FHL|447739|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+San+Diego+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=219 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12037 Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Diego (city)] BillionGraves
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=San%20Diego&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=126491 Masonic Cemetery, Fallbrook] BillionGraves
 
  
=== Census  ===
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
{{Census|California}}  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy San Diego  California Cemetery Records]
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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The following web sites may have additional information on San Diego  County cemeteries.
  
=== Court Records  ===
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Census ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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*'''1850''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/census/1850/indx1850.txt U.S. Census, San Diego County, California] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Germans ====
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==== Church History and Records ====
  
'''Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies'''<br><br>
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== Court Records ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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San Diego Superior Court records are maintained at several courthouse locations and at a records warehouse.
  
=== History ===
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==== Crime and Criminals ====
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== Directories ====
  
=== Maps  ===
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1905-1923''' - {{RecordSearch|2443335|California San Diego Chinese Passenger and Crew Lists 1905-1923}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*1929 - 1954 {{RecordSearch|2465054|California San Diego Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists 1929-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Migration ===
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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===== Germans =====
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/history.html San Diego County History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/land/sdiego.txt Index to Federal Land Records, San Diego County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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==== Migration  ====
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/military.html Obituaries for Military Veterans] - Scroll down to Obituaries. (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/1883pensioners.html San Diego County – List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1886''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/military/civilwar/rosters/heintzel257gmt.txt Civil War Veterans, Heintzelman Post No. 33, G. A. R. 1886]
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=====World War II =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/military.html San Diego County, World War II Army Enlistments] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California,_San_Diego_Naturalization_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FaamilySearch Historical Records)]  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California,_San_Diego_Naturalization_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FaamilySearch Historical Records)]  
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|San_Diego}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/obitindex.html Index to San Diego County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/obits.html Surname Index to San Diego County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1909 - 1910''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/news.html Obituary Index to ''San Diego Union'']
  
=== Probate Records ===
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==== Periodicals ====
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|San Diego}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 - 1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1848 - 1900''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007493702?cat=321412 Abstracts of Wills, 1848 to 1900, San Diego County, California, on film, office of the County Clerk] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1849 - 1899''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/wills/indexto2gwl.txt Index to San Diego County Wills, 1849-1899] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/wills.html Index to San Diego County Wills] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
  
 
[http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/departments/library/Pages/default.aspx Carlsbad City Library] - click on "Genealogy" on right side for details.  
 
[http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/departments/library/Pages/default.aspx Carlsbad City Library] - click on "Genealogy" on right side for details.  
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[El Cajon California Family History Center]]
 
**El Cajon, California
 
 
*[[Escondido California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Escondido California Family History Center]]  
 
**Escondido, California  
 
**Escondido, California  
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*[[San Diego California East Family History Center]]  
 
*[[San Diego California East Family History Center]]  
 
**San Diego, California  
 
**San Diego, California  
*[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center]]  
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*[[San Diego California FamilySearch Library|San Diego California F]][[San Diego California FamilySearch Library|amilySearch Library]]  
 
**San Diego, California  
 
**San Diego, California  
 
*[[San Diego California Sweetwater Family History Center]]  
 
*[[San Diego California Sweetwater Family History Center]]  
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**Vista, California
 
**Vista, California
  
=== Societies  ===
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[http://www.alpinehistory.org/ Alpine Historical Society]
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[http://carlsbadhistoricalsociety.com/home.html Carlsbad Historical Society]
  
=== Taxation  ===
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[https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/ Chula Vista Genealogical Society]
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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[http://www.cgssd.org Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego]
  
==== Birth  ====
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[http://www.congressofhistory.org/index.html Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties]
  
==== Marriage  ====
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[http://www.coronadohistory.org Coronado Historical Museum]
  
==== Divorce  ====
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[http://www.delmarmainstreet.com/del-mar-history.php Del Mar History]
  
==== Death  ====
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[http://elcajonhistory.org/ El Cajon Historical Society]
  
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[http://encinitashistoricalsociety.o Encinitas Historical Society]
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[http://www.escondidohistory.org/ Escondido History Center]
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[http://jahssd.org Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego]
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[http://www.lakesidehistory.org/ Lakeside Historical Society]
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[http://www.sandiegohistory.org/societies/lemongrove/index.htm Lemon Grove Historical Society]
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[http://www.oceansidehistoricalsociety.org/ Oceanside Historical Society]
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[http://www.presd.org/ Portuguese Research and Education San Diego]
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[http://www.powayhistoricalsociety.org/ Poway Historical and Memorial Society]
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[http://www.woodwardmuseum.org/about.shtml Guy B Woodward Museum]
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[http://ranchosantafehistoricalsociety.org/ Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society]
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[http://www.sdchm.org/ San Diego Chinese Historical Museum]
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[http://www.casdgs.org/ San Diego Genealogical Society]
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[http://www.sandiegohistory.org/ San Diego History Center]
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[http://www.sdheritage.org/ San Dieguito Heritage Museum]
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[http://www.smhistory.org/ San Marcos Historical Society]
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[http://santeehistoricalsociety.org/ Santee Historical Society]
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[http://solanabeachcivicandhistoricalsociety.org/ Solana Beach Civil and Historical Society]
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[http://svhistoricalsociety.org/ Spring Valley Historical Society]
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[http://www.temeculahistoricalsociety.org/ Temecula Valley Historical Society]
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[http://www.vchistory.org/ Valley Center Historical Society]
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/birthnotindex.html San Diego County Birth Notices by year] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/marrnotindex.html San Diego County Marriage Notices by year] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/sandiego/webbbs_config.pl San Diego County, California Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the San Diego, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, El Cajon and Carlsbad areas.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/sandiego/webbbs_config.pl San Diego County, California Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the San Diego, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, El Cajon and Carlsbad areas.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/deathindex.html San Diego County Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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California county clerks were to keep voting registers every other year from 1866 and well into the 20th century. These large books, called Great Registers, listed the men who registered to vote in that county. Besides name and age, the record may show place of birth, address, occupation, naturalization date and sometimes even a physical description.<br>
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These records are at the [[California State Library]] (1866-1944), and microfilmed copies are available through [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (1866-1910). Ancestry ($) has a searchable database of San Diego Great Registers from 1867-1898.<br>
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The San Diego records indexes for 1866-1879 are available on the RootsWeb site, by clicking [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagha/registers/registers-index.htm here].
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''British Isles Genealogical Research Association'''<br>PO Box 19775<br> San Deigo, CA 92159-0775<br><br>
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'''Chula Vista Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 3024<br>Chula Vista, CA 91909<br> [https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''El Cajon Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1973<br>El Cajon, CA 9220<br><br>
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'''Escondido Genealogical Society, Inc'''.<br> Escondido, CA 92033-2190<br><br>
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'''San Diego Genealogical Society'''<br>2925 Kalmia Street<br>San Diego 92104<br> [https://sdgs.wildapricot.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''San Diego Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 81825<br>San Diego 92138<br><br>
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'''San Diego African-American Genealogy Research Group (SDAAGRG)'''<br> P.O. Box 741956<br> San Diego, CA 92174-1956<br><br>
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'''San Diego Genealogical Society'''<br> 7343 Ronson Road Suite O<br> San Diego, CA 92111-1430<br>Phone: (858) 279-7347<br><br>
  
=== Voting Registers  ===
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'''San Diego County Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 422<br> Ramona, CA 92065<br><br>
  
== Websites  ==
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'''Fallbrook Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1375<br>Fallbrook CA 92088<br><br>
  
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'''Gaslamp Black Hist Society'''<br>PO Box 1122469<br>San Diego, CA 92112-2469<br><br>
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'''Julian Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 513<br>Julian, CA 92036<br><br>
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'''La Jolla Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 2085<br>La Jolla CA 92038<br><br>
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'''La Mesa Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 882<br>La Mesa CA 92044<br><br>
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'''North San Diego County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 581<br>Carlsbad CA 92008PO<br> [http://nsdcgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Ramona Pioneer Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 625<br>Ramona, CA 92065<br> San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group<br>PO Box 740240<br>San Diego, CA 92174-0240<br><br>
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'''San Diego History Center'''<br>PO Box 81825<br>San Diego, CA 92138<br><br>
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'''San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 927089<br>San Diego, CA 92192-7089<br><br>
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'''Shrine Foundation Historical Society'''<br>2482 San Diego Avenue<br>San Diego, CA 92110<br><br>
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'''Vista Historical Society'''<br>2317 Old Foothill Drive<br> Vista, CA 92084<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/san-diego-county/ San Diego County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sandiego/ San Diego County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sandiego/ San Diego County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/San_Diego/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/San_Diego/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/sandiego.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/sandiego.html San Diego County, USGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sandiego/sandiego.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ACalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3ASan%20%2Bsubject%3Adiego FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206829|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sdiego/ San Diego, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/San-Diego-County.htm San Diego County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=San+Diego&countycode=SanDiego San Diego Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 23:56, 30 May 2017

United States
California
San Diego County

Guide to San Diego County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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San Diego County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting San Diego County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat San Diego
Courthouse
CaliforniaSanDiegoCourthouse.jpg
Address San Diego County Administation Building
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.238.8158

San Diego County Website

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County Information

San Diego County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1881 1856 1898 1850 1769 1855

County Courthouse

Superior Court records from 1850. Superior Court has probate, civil and divorce records. 

Main County Courthouse

220 W. Broadway

San Diego, CA 92101

Courthouse website


County Administration Building


County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1857
marriage records from 1856 death records from 1873
and land records from 1850’s.[2]

www.co.san-diego.ca.us/

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: San Diego County, California

Parent County

18 February 1850: San Diego County was created as an original county. County seat: San Diego [3]

Description

The county seat San Diego and the county was created February 18, 1850. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of San Diego, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on San Diego County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing San Diego County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

San Diego Superior Court records are maintained at several courthouse locations and at a records warehouse.

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for San Diego County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FaamilySearch Historical Records)

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as San Diego County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - San Diego - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Carlsbad City Library - click on "Genealogy" on right side for details.

County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Alpine Historical Society

Carlsbad Historical Society

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego

Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Coronado Historical Museum

Del Mar History

El Cajon Historical Society

Encinitas Historical Society

Escondido History Center

Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego

Lakeside Historical Society

Lemon Grove Historical Society

Oceanside Historical Society

Portuguese Research and Education San Diego

Poway Historical and Memorial Society

Guy B Woodward Museum

Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego Genealogical Society

San Diego History Center

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

San Marcos Historical Society

Santee Historical Society

Solana Beach Civil and Historical Society

Spring Valley Historical Society

Temecula Valley Historical Society

Valley Center Historical Society

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

California county clerks were to keep voting registers every other year from 1866 and well into the 20th century. These large books, called Great Registers, listed the men who registered to vote in that county. Besides name and age, the record may show place of birth, address, occupation, naturalization date and sometimes even a physical description.

These records are at the California State Library (1866-1944), and microfilmed copies are available through Family History Centers (1866-1910). Ancestry ($) has a searchable database of San Diego Great Registers from 1867-1898.

The San Diego records indexes for 1866-1879 are available on the RootsWeb site, by clicking here.

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

British Isles Genealogical Research Association
PO Box 19775
San Deigo, CA 92159-0775

Chula Vista Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 3024
Chula Vista, CA 91909
Website

El Cajon Historical Society
PO Box 1973
El Cajon, CA 9220

Escondido Genealogical Society, Inc.
Escondido, CA 92033-2190

San Diego Genealogical Society
2925 Kalmia Street
San Diego 92104
Website

San Diego Historical Society
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego 92138

San Diego African-American Genealogy Research Group (SDAAGRG)
P.O. Box 741956
San Diego, CA 92174-1956

San Diego Genealogical Society
7343 Ronson Road Suite O
San Diego, CA 92111-1430
Phone: (858) 279-7347

San Diego County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 422
Ramona, CA 92065

Fallbrook Historical Society
PO Box 1375
Fallbrook CA 92088

Gaslamp Black Hist Society
PO Box 1122469
San Diego, CA 92112-2469

Julian Historical Society
PO Box 513
Julian, CA 92036

La Jolla Historical Society
PO Box 2085
La Jolla CA 92038

La Mesa Historical Society
PO Box 882
La Mesa CA 92044

North San Diego County Genealogical Society
PO Box 581
Carlsbad CA 92008PO
Website

Ramona Pioneer Historical Society
PO Box 625
Ramona, CA 92065
San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group
PO Box 740240
San Diego, CA 92174-0240

San Diego History Center
PO Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
PO Box 927089
San Diego, CA 92192-7089

Shrine Foundation Historical Society
2482 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

Vista Historical Society
2317 Old Foothill Drive
Vista, CA 92084

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Diego County, California. Page 85 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "San Diego County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_County,_California 05/08/2017.