California, United States Genealogy

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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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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).

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


Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Branciforte | Klamath

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  • Please welcome Marty39 as the new moderator for California--June, 2010.
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.