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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] California'' {{Adoption_CA_State_Genealogical_Alliance}} __TOC__  
 
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=== Welcome to California, The Golden State  ===
 
=== Welcome to California, The Golden State  ===
  
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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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=28503&disp=Index+to+the+Spanish%2DMexican+private+l%20%20&columns=*,0,0 833343]).  
 
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=28503&disp=Index+to+the+Spanish%2DMexican+private+l%20%20&columns=*,0,0 833343]).  
  
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== Did You Know?  ==
 
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There are statewide California birth, marriage and death indexes online for free? Find links at [[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]].<br>  
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There are statewide California birth, marriage and death indexes online for free? Find links at [[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]].<br>
  
 
== Counties  ==
 
== Counties  ==
  
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== Things You Can Do  ==
 
== Things You Can Do  ==
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>  
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*Please welcome [[User:Marty39|Marty39]] as the new moderator for California--June, 2010.
 
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'''8-9 Oct 2010''' - The California Family History Expo will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California. Family historians (and those even mildly interested in researching their roots) can learn all about the latest techniques and technology. Visit [http://www.fhexpos.com Family History Expos] for more details.  
 
'''8-9 Oct 2010''' - The California Family History Expo will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California. Family historians (and those even mildly interested in researching their roots) can learn all about the latest techniques and technology. Visit [http://www.fhexpos.com Family History Expos] for more details.  
  
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*[[California Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
 
*[[Indians of California|American Indians]]  
 
*[[Indians of California|American Indians]]  
 
*[[California Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
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*[[California Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[California Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[California Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[California Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
*[[California Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
 
*[[California Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[California Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[California History|History]]  
 
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*[[California Maps|Maps]]  
 
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*[[California Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
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*[[California Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
 
*[[California Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
 
*[[California Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
 
*[[California Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
 
*[[California|Occupations]]  
 
*[[California|Occupations]]  
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*[[California Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[California Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[California Pioneer Project|Pioneer Project]]  
 
*[[California Pioneer Project|Pioneer Project]]  
 
*[[California Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[California Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
*[[California Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[California Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
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Revision as of 18:09, 7 October 2010

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

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Welcome to California, The Golden State

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Featured Content

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).


Did You Know?

California 07 048.jpg

There are statewide California birth, marriage and death indexes online for free? Find links at California Vital Records.

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Branciforte | Klamath

Research Tools

Things You Can Do

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


News
  • Please welcome Marty39 as the new moderator for California--June, 2010.
Events
CSGA Calendar of California Events

8-9 Oct 2010 - The California Family History Expo will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California. Family historians (and those even mildly interested in researching their roots) can learn all about the latest techniques and technology. Visit Family History Expos for more details.


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