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'''Guide to {{PAGENAME}} for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cc9999" align="center" colspan="6" | '''California Statewide Online Databases''' <br>This is collection of links to California statewide databases. <br>Many of these links will be repeated on county pages.
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cc9999" align="center" colspan="6" style="padding:10px" | '''California Statewide Online Genealogy Records'''  
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This chart shows links to statewide collections. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions (such as a county or town), go to [[Locating Online Databases Part One: FamilySearch Wiki Sources|'''Locating Online Databases''']].
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| width="50%" valign="middle" colspan="3" style="height: 40px" | <center>'''[[California Vital Records|Vital Records]]'''</center> <center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Birth'''''</span></center>  
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| style="width:50%; border:2px solid black; padding:7px; vertical-align:top" | <center>'''[[California Vital Records|Vital Records]]'''</center>  
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Birth'''''</span></center>  
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61460 California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980] ($) index and images
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*{{RecordSearch|2001287 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}}. Images.
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*{{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}} Index and images
 
*{{RecordSearch|1674703|California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} Index only  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1674703|California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} Index only  
*{{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1994}} Index and images
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60239 California, Select Births and Christenings, 1812-1988] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60240 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1994], ($). Images.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8834 California, Birth Records from Select Counties, 1872-1987], ($). Images.
 
*{{RecordSearch|2001879|California, Birth Index, 1905-1995}}  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2001879|California, Birth Index, 1905-1995}}  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247 California Birth Index, 1905-1995] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247 California Birth Index, 1905-1995] ($)<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Marriage'''''</span></center>  
 
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Marriage'''''</span></center>  
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*[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=california United States Marriages – California, 1667-2007] ($) index and images
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriages]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70016 Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] Index ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7848 California Marriages, 1850-1877] Index ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7848 California Marriages, 1850-1877] Index ($)  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1674735|California, Marriages, 1850-1945}} Index only  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1674735|California, Marriages, 1850-1945}} Index only  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60241 California, Select Marriages, 1850-1945] Index ($)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} Index only  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} Index only  
*{{RecordSearch|1949339|California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8797 California, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1850-1941], ($). Images.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5186 California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959], ($).
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*{{RecordSearch|1949339|California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985}}<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Death'''''</span></center>  
 
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Death'''''</span></center>  
*{{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1994}} Index and images  
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*{{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}} Index and images
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*{{RecordSearch|1385518|California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60249 San Francisco Area, California, Funeral Home Records, 1850-1931] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453 California, Mortuary Records of Chinese Decedents, 1870-1933], index, incomplete, ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8835 California, Death and Burial Records from Select Counties, 1873-1987], ($). Images.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932433|California, Death Index, 1905-1939}} Index and images  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932433|California, Death Index, 1905-1939}} Index and images  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5187 California, Death Index, 1905-1939] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007], incomplete, ($). 
 
*{{RecordSearch|2015582|California, Death Index, 1940-1997}}  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2015582|California, Death Index, 1940-1997}}  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180 California, Death Index, 1940-1997] ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180 California, Death Index, 1940-1997] ($)  
*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Divorce'''''</span></center>  
 
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Divorce'''''</span></center>  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2015584|California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984}}  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2015584|California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984}}  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1141 California Divorce Index, 1966-1984] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1141 California Divorce Index, 1966-1984] ($)<br><br>
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<center>'''[[African American Resources for California|African American Resources for California]]'''</center>
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE94154 The Negro trail blazers of California].<br><br>
  
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<center>'''[[California Biography|Biographies]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Biography|Biographies]]'''</center>  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1040 California Pioneers, 1542-1848], ($). Partial index.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25488 Historical and biographical record of southern California: containing a history of southern California from its earliest settlers], ($). Index.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2412 California, Biographical Index Cards, 1781-1990], ($). Index.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2161 California, Pioneer and Immigrant Files, 1790-1950], ($). Index.
 
*[http://www.ndgw.org/PRosterIndex/rostermain.html Roster of California Pioneers]  
 
*[http://www.ndgw.org/PRosterIndex/rostermain.html Roster of California Pioneers]  
 
*[http://cagenweb.com/cpl/dar1.htm DAR California Pioneers]  
 
*[http://cagenweb.com/cpl/dar1.htm DAR California Pioneers]  
 
*[http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/California+Historical+Society Biographical Materials for the State of California]  
 
*[http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/California+Historical+Society Biographical Materials for the State of California]  
*[http://www.californiagenealogy.org/bio.htm California Biographies]  
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*[http://www.californiagenealogy.org/bio California Biographies]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2347 California Biographical Collection:Responses to Vital Record Inquiries, 1822-1964] Index and images ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2347 California Biographical Collection:Responses to Vital Record Inquiries, 1822-1964] Index and images.
<center>'''[[California Church Records|Church Records]]'''</center>
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/cpl_list.htm California Pioneer List]
*[http://www.huntington.org/Information/ECPPmain.htm Early California Population Project] Database of information contained in early mission records.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2513 U.S., Women of the West, 1928], ($). Index.
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951002263917f;view=1up;seq=7 Who's who among the women of California], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822011611787;view=1up;seq=11 California and Californians, Vol. 1], [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822000614115;view=1up;seq=9 Vol. 2], [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822000614123;view=1up;seq=7 Vol. 3], [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822000614131;view=1up;seq=7 Vol. 4], [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822000614149;view=1up;seq=7 Vol. 5] , e-books
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015018021793;view=1up;seq=5 Personal sketches of California pioneers I have known], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106012406358;view=1up;seq=11 A history of the new California, its resources and people, V. 1], [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106009368439;view=1up;seq=9 V. 2]  
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t2f76q46f;view=1up;seq=9 A memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California] e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31175002215773;view=1up;seq=13 A memorial and biographical history of northern California], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b000877669;view=1up;seq=7 Early days in California], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t4xg9g71x;view=1up;seq=11 Men of achievement in the great southwest&nbsp;: a story of pioneer struggles during early days in Los Angeles and Southern California], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31175002362955;view=1up;seq=13 A Volume of memoirs and genealogy of representative citizens of northern California], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822035083740;view=1up;seq=9 A history of California and an extended history of its southern coast counties: also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t7br9486z;view=1up;seq=7 The new empire and her representative men; or, The Pacific coast, its farms, mines, vines, wines, orchards, and interests; its productions, industries and commerce, with interesting biographies and modes of travel], e-book<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]'''</center>  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2054 California, Mortuary and Cemetery Records, 1801-1932] Index and images ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2054 California, Mortuary and Cemetery Records, 1801-1932] Index and images ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} Images only. 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2118 California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985] Index and images ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2118 California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985] Index and images ($)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi California Cemetery Records at Findagrave.com]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi California Cemetery Records at Findagrave.com]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/index.htm California Cemetery Records at Interment.net]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/index.htm California Cemetery Records at Interment.net]  
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*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}}
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=California&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves California Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=California&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves California Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/californ.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/californ.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
*[http://california-genealogy.com/California-Cemetery-Records.cfm California Cemetery Records]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Cemetery-Records.htm California Cemetery Records]  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-CA-NDX.html Californian Cemetery Records] at D'Addezio
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<center>'''[[California Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Census|Census]]'''</center>  
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*[[United States Census Online Genealogy Records|United States Online Census, 1790-1940]]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1097&path= California Spanish Mission Censuses, 1796-1798] Index and images ($)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1771089|California, State Census, 1852}} Index only  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1771089|California, State Census, 1852}} Index only  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1097&path= California Spanish Mission Censuses, 1796-1798] Index and images ($)
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 California State Census, 1852] Index and images ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1767 California State Census, 1852] Index and images ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61006 California, Index to Census Roll of Indians, 1928-1933], index and images, ($).<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Church Records|Church Records]]'''</center>
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*[http://www.huntington.org/Information/ECPPmain.htm Early California Population Project] Database of information contained in early mission records.<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Compiled Genealogies|Compiled Genealogies]]'''</center>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61157 North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000], index and images, ($).<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Directories|Directories]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Directories|Directories]]'''</center>  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8856 California City Directories] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8856 California City Directories] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4436 San Francisco, California Directories, 1889-91] ($)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/City-Directories.htm California City Directories]<br><br>
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7949 California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957] Index and images ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1082 Border Crossings:From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1957] Index and images ($)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1916084|California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948}} Images
 
*{{RecordSearch|1916078|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953}} Images
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49329 San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists Vol. I (1850-1864)] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49066 San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists Vol. II (1850-1851)] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49330 San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists Vol. III (November 7, 1851 to June 17, 1852)] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3378 San Francisco Chinese Exclusion List] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2249 San Diego, California, Airplane Passenger and Crew List Arrivals, 1929-1954] Index and images ($)
 
*[http://www.sfgenealogy.com/californiabound/cb188.htm California Bound] Passenger list of those bound from NY to CA for the Gold Rush.
 
 
<center>'''[[California Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups|Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups|Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups]]'''</center>  
 
*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/chineseinca.html Chinese in California, 1850-1925]  
 
*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/chineseinca.html Chinese in California, 1850-1925]  
*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/italianamericans/ Italian Americans in California]
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*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/italianamericans/ Italian Americans in California]  
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*[http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/jarda/ JARDA-Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8918 Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II] ($)<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration Records]]'''</center>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2161 California, Pioneer and Immigrant Files, 1790-1950], index, images($).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49329 San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists Vol. I (1850-1864)], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49066 Vol. II (1850-1851)], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49330 Vol. III (November 7, 1851 to June 17, 1852)] ($)
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*[http://www.stevemorse.org/ One Step Webpages by Stephen Morse] Links to free and $ online passenger lists
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*[http://www.sfgenealogy.com/californiabound/cb188.htm California Bound] Passenger list of those bound from NY to CA for the Gold Rush.
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*[http://www.ndgw.org/PRosterIndex/mainindex.html Native Daughters of the Golden West, Index to the Roster of California Pioneers]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7949 California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959] Index and images ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|2443318|California San Francisco Register of Chinese Immigrant Court Cases and Foreign Seamen Tax Cards 1883-1924}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1916078|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953}} Images
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1082 Border Crossings:From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964] Index and images ($)
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*[http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/california-los-angeles-san-pedro-and-wilmington-passenger-lists-1900-1948 California, Los Angeles, San Pedro, and Wilmington Passenger Lists, 1900-1948], ($). Index.
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*{{RecordSearch|2442742|California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904-1952}} 
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*{{RecordSearch|2443335|California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1923}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1916084|California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948}} Images
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*{{RecordSearch|2427227|California, Chinese Partnerships and Departures from San Francisco, 1912-1943}}
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*{{RecordSearch|2427230|California Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at San Francisco, 1928-1942}} — index and images
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2249 San Diego, California, Airplane Passenger and Crew List Arrivals, 1929-1954] Index and images ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|2465054|California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954}}
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*{{RecordSearch|2299394|California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930-1936}} — index and images 
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*{{RecordSearch|2442743|California, San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index, 1936-1949}}
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*{{RecordSearch|2299683|California, San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3378 San Francisco Chinese Exclusion List] ($)<br><br>
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<center>'''[[Genealogical Societies]]'''</center>
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*{{RecordSearch|1385527|California, Collections of the California Genealogical Society, 1700-1942}} Includes Alameda and San Francisco counties. Image only.
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*[http://californiaancestors.org/ California Genealogy Society and Library],membership required <br><br>
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<center>'''[[California History|History]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California History|History]]'''</center>  
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*[http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ Online Archives of California], free public access
 
*[http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/06.html The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco - San Francisco 1906 Earthquake]  
 
*[http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/06.html The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco - San Francisco 1906 Earthquake]  
 
*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/earthquakeandfire/index2.html The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire]  
 
*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/earthquakeandfire/index2.html The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire]  
*[http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ Calisphere Historical information for Educators]
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*[http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ Calisphere Historical information for Educators]  
<center>'''[[California Land and Property|Land and Property]]'''</center>  
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*[http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/countyhistories1.htm#ca County and Town Histories], index.<br><br>
*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/ussg/ Spanish and Mexican Land Grants, 1855-1875]
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<center>'''Hospitals'''</center>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9206 California, State Hospital Records, 1856-1923], ($)<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Land and Property|Land and Property]]'''</center>  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8808 California, Spanish Archive Records, 1784-1868], ($) Land records.
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*{{RecordSearch|2074276|U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908}} Images only
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61191 California, Private Land Claim Dockets, 1852-1858], index and images , ($).
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*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/ussg/ Spanish and Mexican Land Grants, 1855-1875]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8804 California, Alien Land Ownership Records, 1921-1952], ($) index.<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Maps|Maps]]'''</center>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California from MapofUS.org]. Includes boundary changes map.
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/California.html Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries]
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*[http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/search/collection/agdm/searchterm/heights.!california%2520--%2520maps/field/all!subjec/mode/any!all/conn/and!and/cosuppress/ Historical Maps of California]<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Military Records|Military Records]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Military Records|Military Records]]'''</center>  
*[http://www.militarymuseum.org/History.html California Military History]  
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''General Records'''''</span></center>
*{{RecordSearch|1919699|U.S., General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} Images
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*{{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} — images
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Civil War'''''</span></center>  
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*{{RecordSearch|1880762|U.S., Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914}} Index and images
*[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database]
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*{{RecordSearch|1979425|U.S., Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926}} Index Only
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Mexican War'''''</span></center>  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8807 California, Military Registers, 1858-1923]($)
*{{RecordSearch|1979390|U.S., Mexican War Pension Index, 18887-1926}} Images
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*{{RecordSearch|1919699|U.S., General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} Images  
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''War with Spain'''''</span></center>  
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*{{RecordSearch|1916230|U.S., National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938}} Partial index and images
*{{RecordSearch|1919583|U.S. Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} Images
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*{{RecordSearch|1979426|U.S., Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942}} Index only
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''World War I'''''</span></center>  
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*{{RecordSearch|1834308|U.S., Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1832324|U.S., Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933}} Index and images<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Indian Wars, dates vary'''''</span></center>  
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*{{RecordSearch|1979427|U.S., Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926}} Index only<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''War of 1812, 1812-1815'''''</span></center>
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*{{RecordSearch|1916219|U.S., War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815}} Index only<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Mexican War, 1846-1848'''''</span></center>
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*{{RecordSearch|1987567|U.S., Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1979390|U.S., Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926}} Index only<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''</span></center>  
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*[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28258 Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867]($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1922519|U.S. Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934}} Index (free) and images ($); INCOMPLETE
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*{{RecordSearch|1471019|U.S., Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917}} Index (free) and images ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1916234|U.S., Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865}} Images only
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*{{RecordSearch|1979426|U.S., Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942}} Index only<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''Spanish-American War, 1898'''''</span></center>  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919583|U.S. Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} Images<br><br>
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''World War I, 1917-1918'''''</span></center>  
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*{{RecordSearch|1979426|U.S., Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942}} Index only
 
*{{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} Index and images  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} Index and images  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1701 California, WWI Soldier Service Cards and Photos, 1917-1918] Index and images ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1784 California, WWI Soldier Photographs, 1917-1918] Index and images ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2245 California, World War I Death Announcements, 1918-1921] Index and images ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2245 California, World War I Death Announcements, 1918-1921] Index and images ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2244 California, World War I Soldier Citations, 1918-1921] Index and images ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2244 California, World War I Soldier Citations, 1918-1921] Index and images ($)  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1701 California, WWI Soldier Service Cards and Photos, 1917-1918] Index and images ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1878523|California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918}} Index and images.<br><br>
<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''World War II'''''</span></center>  
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<center><span style="color: #cc9999">'''''World War II, 1941-1945'''''</span></center>  
 
*[http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/jarda/ JARDA-Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives]  
 
*[http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/jarda/ JARDA-Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8918 Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II] ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8918 Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II] ($)  
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*{{RecordSearch|2028680|U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|2127320|United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945}} — index
 
*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free  
*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free
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*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/data/worldwartwo.php?ccsForm=ww3 World War II Casualties (Army and Air Force)] free<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization Records]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization Records]]'''</center>  
*{{RecordSearch|1849982|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989}} Images
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)], index and images,($)
*{{RecordSearch|1849628|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976}} Images
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*[http://www.germanroots.com/california.html Online California Naturalization Records and Indexes]
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes in U.S. District Court for California, 1851-1928] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3998 California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999] ($) Index and images
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes in U.S. Circuit Court for California, 1855-1912] ($)  
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*{{RecordSearch|2125028|California County Naturalizations, 1849-1949}} Browse only images
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1193 U.S., Naturalization Records for California - U.S. District and Superior Courts - Original Documents, 1876-1940 (World Archives Project) ] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8839 California, State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986] ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1154 Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - U.S. District and Superior Courts - Original Documents for Colorado, 1876-1958] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes for California, Northern District, 1851-1904 - U.S. District Court Declarations] ($)  
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*{{RecordSearch|1849982|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989}} Free! <br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6099 Shasta county, California, Naturalization Records: 1852 - 1932] ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1840471|California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958}}
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_97/ca_san_diego/ Naturalization Index Cards from the Superior Court of San Diego, CA, 1868-1958] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_108/ca_los_angeles/ Naturalizations - Naturalization Records of the Superior Court of Los Angeles, CA, 1876-1915] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1193 U.S., Naturalization Records - Original Documents, (World Archives Project) for California, 1876-1940 - U.S. District and Superior Courts] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_109/ca_san_diego/ Naturalization Records in the Superior Court of San Diego, CA, 1883-1958] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_110/ca_southern/ Naturalization Petitions for the Southern District Of California, 1887-1940] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2980 San Francisco, California, Surrendered Alien Certificates, 1906-1946], ($).
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*{{RecordSearch|1849628|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976}}<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Newspapers|Newspapers]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Newspapers|Newspapers]]'''</center>  
 
*[http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc California Digital Newspaper Collection]  
 
*[http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc California Digital Newspaper Collection]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=California&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America California Digitized Newspapers]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=California&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America California Digitized Newspapers]  
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ca California Online Historical Newspapers]  
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ca California Online Historical Newspapers]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch/locality/dbpage.aspx?i=d&tp=2&p=7&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001124599&o_lid=0001124599&o_sch=Affiliate+External&categoryFilterID=38&showPaging=true California Newspapers] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch/locality/dbpage.aspx?i=d&tp=2&p=7&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001124599&o_lid=0001124599&o_sch=Affiliate+External&categoryFilterID=38&showPaging=true California Newspapers] ($)  
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/California/ GenealogyBank.com California Newspaper Archives, 1846-2007] Index.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm California Newspapers]<br><br>
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<center>'''Obituaries'''</center>
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/ Online California Death Records and Indexes: A Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records] by county.
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9266 Web: California, Berkeley Public Library Obituary Index, 1894-1979], ($)
 +
*{{RecordSearch|2333694|United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014}} — index and images
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4109 San Diego Union-Tribune (California) Obituaries, 1993-1994], ($)
 +
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm California Obituaries]<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Court Records|Prison Records]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Court Records|Prison Records]]'''</center>  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=34666 Alcatraz, California, U.S. Penitentiary, Prisoner Index, 1934-1963]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8833 California, Prison and Correctional Records, 1851-1950] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=34666 Alcatraz, California, U.S. Penitentiary, Prisoner Index, 1934-1963] ($)<br><br>
 +
 
 
<center>'''[[California Probate Records|Probate Records]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Probate Records|Probate Records]]'''</center>  
*[http://www.archives.state.ak.us/pdfs/collection_guides/probate_index.pdf Alaska State Archives Probate Index]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California, Wills and Probate Records, 1782-1999], ($), index and images, incomplete.  
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28961 Early California Wills], ($).  
 +
*{{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files, 1833-1991}} Images only.<br><br>
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 +
<center>'''Tax Records'''</center>
 +
*{{RecordSearch|2075263|U.S., Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874}} Images only<br><br>
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<center>'''[[California Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]'''</center>  
 
<center>'''[[California Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]'''</center>  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1935764|California, Great Registers, 1866-1910}} Index only  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1935764|California, Great Registers, 1866-1910}} Index only  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2221 California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898] Index and images ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2221 California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898] Index and images ($)  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1249 California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968] Index and images ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61066 California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968] Index and images ($)
  
 
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Online Genealogy Records

Guide to California Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

California Statewide Online Genealogy Records

This chart shows links to statewide collections. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions (such as a county or town), go to Locating Online Databases.

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History
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Land and Property
Maps
Military Records
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Indian Wars, dates vary
War of 1812, 1812-1815
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Civil War, 1861-1865
Spanish-American War, 1898
World War I, 1917-1918
World War II, 1941-1945
Naturalization Records
Newspapers
Obituaries
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