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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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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to California, the Golden State{{/p}}[[Image:GoldenGateBridge.jpg|right|200px]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to California, the Golden State{{/p}}[[Image:GoldenGateBridge.jpg|right|200px|GoldenGateBridge.jpg]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
*Spanish mission ([[California Church Records|church records]]) list many of the earliest settlers  
 
*Spanish mission ([[California Church Records|church records]]) list many of the earliest settlers  
 
*CA took an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 1852 state census]  
 
*CA took an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 1852 state census]  
 
*About 14% of CA immigrants before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad railroad] are in [[California Emigration and Immigration#California_Pioneer_Project|CA Pioneer Project]]  
 
*About 14% of CA immigrants before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad railroad] are in [[California Emigration and Immigration#California_Pioneer_Project|CA Pioneer Project]]  
 
*Starting 1866 most CA counties have [[California Voting Registers|Great Registers (voter lists)]]
 
*Starting 1866 most CA counties have [[California Voting Registers|Great Registers (voter lists)]]
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=== Counties  ===
 
=== Counties  ===
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'''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]].  
 
'''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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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[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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[[Image:California.png|right|180px|California.png]] [[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  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
[[Image:California flag.png|right|150px]] [[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]]{{·}} [[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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[[Image:California flag.png|right|150px|California flag.png]] [[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]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Ship Passenger Arrivals]]  
  
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
=== Research Tools  ===
  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
*'''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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*'''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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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/californiagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - California]
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[[Image:California 07 048.jpg|right|195px]] 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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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in California Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the California pages|Many tasks need willing volunteers]]. You can help:<br>  
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=== Collections  ===
  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
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*[[California 1852 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California 1852 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California 1852 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California 1852 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Great Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index &nbsp;FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index &nbsp;FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Mateo County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetary Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Califormia, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetary Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Califormia, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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Revision as of 00:11, 30 July 2013

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:
   How to Find Information about California, United States Genealogy Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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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.


Del NorteSiskiyou CountyModoc CountyHumboldt CountyTrinity CountyShasta CountyLassen County, CaliforniaMendocino CountyTehama CountyPlumas CountyGlenn CountyButte CountyLake CountySierra CountyColusa CountyYuba CountySutter CountyNevada CountySonoma CountyNapa CountyYolo CountyPlacer CountyEl Dorado CountySacramento CountySolano CountyMarin CountyContra Costa CountySan Joaquin CountyAmador CountyAlpine CountySan Francisco CountySan Mateo CountyAlameda CountyCalaveras CountyTuolumne CountyStanislaus CountySanta Clara CountyMono CountySanta Cruz CountyMerced CountyMariposa CountyMadera CountyFresno CountySan Benito CountyMonterey CountyKings CountyTulare CountyInyo CountySan Luis Obispo CountySanta Barbara CountyKern CountyVentura CountyLos Angeles CountySan Bernardino CountyOrange CountyRiverside CountySan Diego CountyImperial CountyCalifornia-county-map.gif

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

Research Tools



Obtain additional help

Help with the California Wiki pages

Wiki Volunteers Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:

  • Expand county articles
  • Check links on pages
  • ...and more

Find more opportunities to help with the California pages.


To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:


Collections

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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