Santa Barbara County, California Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Parent County
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
18 February 1850: Santa Barbara was created as an original county. County seat: Santa Barbara 
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.
Archives and Libraries
Church History and Records
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Santa Maria
Land and Property
Military History and Records
For a large number of early marriages see Western States Marriage Index.
Societies, Libraries and Museums
- Santa Barbara County CAGenWeb
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives backup site
- FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).