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The [[Family History Library]] has many of the records described in these California Wiki pages. The major holdings include census, early Catholic, military, and vital records.  
 
The [[Family History Library]] has many of the records described in these California Wiki pages. The major holdings include census, early Catholic, military, and vital records.  
  
Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Finding a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].  
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Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]].  
  
 
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
 
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
  
The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp online] or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog online] or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
  
:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:
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::'''''UNITED STATES''''' - CENSUS  
 
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::'''''CALIFORNIA''''' - VITAL RECORDS - INDEXES  
 
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::'''''CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES''''' - VITAL RECORDS<br><br>
 
::'''''CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES''''' - VITAL RECORDS<br><br>
  
:*The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:
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::UNITED STATES - '''''CENSUS'''''  
 
::UNITED STATES - '''''CENSUS'''''  
 
::CALIFORNIA - '''''VITAL RECORDS - INDEXES'''''  
 
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Revision as of 13:56, 23 September 2011

United States  Gotoarrow.png  California  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from California. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these California Wiki pages. The major holdings include census, early Catholic, military, and vital records.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at

Family History Centers.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
CALIFORNIA - VITAL RECORDS - INDEXES
CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES - VITAL RECORDS

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
CALIFORNIA - VITAL RECORDS - INDEXES
CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES - VITAL RECORDS

The page titles in the California Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.