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Anaheim, the home of Disneyland, is the most populated city in Orange County.&nbsp; It was first settled by Germans in 1854 who named the city. It was incorporated in 1857. The name refers to the fact that it is the "home" of the Santa "Ana" River. The northern part of the county is heavily populated and the southern area is growing rapidly.  
 
Anaheim, the home of Disneyland, is the most populated city in Orange County.&nbsp; It was first settled by Germans in 1854 who named the city. It was incorporated in 1857. The name refers to the fact that it is the "home" of the Santa "Ana" River. The northern part of the county is heavily populated and the southern area is growing rapidly.  
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[http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/ City of Aliso Viejo ]<br>[http://www.anaheim.net/index.asp City of Anaheim&nbsp; ]incorporated 1878.&nbsp; Historical information [http://anaheimhistoricalsociety.com/ The Anaheim Historical Society]<br>[http://www.ci.brea.ca.us/ City of Brea&nbsp; ]incorporated 1917<br>[http://buenapark.com/ City of Buena Park&nbsp; ]incorporated 1953<br>[http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us/ City of Costa Mesa&nbsp; ]incorporated 1953<br>Coto de Caza - unincorporated <br>[http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/ City of Cypress] incorporated 1956<br>[http://www.danapoint.org/ City of Dana Point&nbsp;]<br>El Modena - unincorporated<br>[http://www.fountainvalley.org/ City of Fountain Valley&nbsp; ]incorporated 1957<br>[http://www.cityoffullerton.com/ City of Fullerton] incorporated 1904<br>[http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/ City of Garden Grove&nbsp; ]incorporated 1956<br>[http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/ City of Huntington Beach] incorporated 1909<br>[http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/ City of Irvine] incorporated 1971<br>[http://www.ci.la-habra.ca.us/ City of La Habra] incorporated 1925<br>[http://www.cityoflapalma.org/ City of La Palma] incorporated 1955<br>[http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/ City of Laguna Beach] <br>[http://www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us/ City of Laguna Hills]<br>[http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/ City of Laguna Niguel]<br>[http://www.lagunawoodscity.org/ City of Laguna Woods&nbsp;(formerly Leisure World)] <br>[http://www.lajollabythesea.com/ La Jolla]&nbsp;- unincorporated<br>[http://www.city-lakeforest.com/ City of Lake Forest&nbsp;(formerly El Toro)] <br>[http://www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us/ City of Los Alamitos ]incorporated 1960<br>[http://cityofmissionviejo.org/ City of Mission Viejo]&nbsp; incorporated 1988<br>[http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/ City of Newport Beach]&nbsp; incorporated 1906<br>[http://www.cityoforange.org/ City of Orange]<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span>incorporated 1888<br>[http://www.placentia.org/ City of Placentia ]incorporated 1926<br>City of Rancho Santa Margarita<br>Rossmoor - unincorporated<br>[http://san-clemente.org/sc/News.aspx?PageID=1 City of San Clemente]&nbsp; incorporated 1928<br>[http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/ City of San Juan Capistrano]&nbsp; incorporated 1961<br>[http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/ City of Santa Ana ]founded 1869, incorporated 1886<br>[http://www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us/ City of Seal Beach]&nbsp; incorporated 1915<br>[http://www.ci.stanton.ca.us/ City of Stanton ]incorporated 1956<br>[http://www.tustinca.org/ City of Tustin ]incorporated 1927<br>[http://www.villapark.org/ City of Villa Park&nbsp;] incorporated 1962<br>[http://www.ci.westminster.ca.us/ City of Westminster] incorporated 1957<br>[http://www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us/ City of Yorba Linda]&nbsp;incorporated 1967<br>  
 
[http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/ City of Aliso Viejo ]<br>[http://www.anaheim.net/index.asp City of Anaheim&nbsp; ]incorporated 1878.&nbsp; Historical information [http://anaheimhistoricalsociety.com/ The Anaheim Historical Society]<br>[http://www.ci.brea.ca.us/ City of Brea&nbsp; ]incorporated 1917<br>[http://buenapark.com/ City of Buena Park&nbsp; ]incorporated 1953<br>[http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us/ City of Costa Mesa&nbsp; ]incorporated 1953<br>Coto de Caza - unincorporated <br>[http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/ City of Cypress] incorporated 1956<br>[http://www.danapoint.org/ City of Dana Point&nbsp;]<br>El Modena - unincorporated<br>[http://www.fountainvalley.org/ City of Fountain Valley&nbsp; ]incorporated 1957<br>[http://www.cityoffullerton.com/ City of Fullerton] incorporated 1904<br>[http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/ City of Garden Grove&nbsp; ]incorporated 1956<br>[http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/ City of Huntington Beach] incorporated 1909<br>[http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/ City of Irvine] incorporated 1971<br>[http://www.ci.la-habra.ca.us/ City of La Habra] incorporated 1925<br>[http://www.cityoflapalma.org/ City of La Palma] incorporated 1955<br>[http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/ City of Laguna Beach] <br>[http://www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us/ City of Laguna Hills]<br>[http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/ City of Laguna Niguel]<br>[http://www.lagunawoodscity.org/ City of Laguna Woods&nbsp;(formerly Leisure World)] <br>[http://www.lajollabythesea.com/ La Jolla]&nbsp;- unincorporated<br>[http://www.city-lakeforest.com/ City of Lake Forest&nbsp;(formerly El Toro)] <br>[http://www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us/ City of Los Alamitos ]incorporated 1960<br>[http://cityofmissionviejo.org/ City of Mission Viejo]&nbsp; incorporated 1988<br>[http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/ City of Newport Beach]&nbsp; incorporated 1906<br>[http://www.cityoforange.org/ City of Orange]<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span>incorporated 1888<br>[http://www.placentia.org/ City of Placentia ]incorporated 1926<br>City of Rancho Santa Margarita<br>Rossmoor - unincorporated<br>[http://san-clemente.org/sc/News.aspx?PageID=1 City of San Clemente]&nbsp; incorporated 1928<br>[http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/ City of San Juan Capistrano]&nbsp; incorporated 1961<br>[http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/ City of Santa Ana ]founded 1869, incorporated 1886<br>[http://www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us/ City of Seal Beach]&nbsp; incorporated 1915<br>[http://www.ci.stanton.ca.us/ City of Stanton ]incorporated 1956<br>[http://www.tustinca.org/ City of Tustin ]incorporated 1927<br>[http://www.villapark.org/ City of Villa Park&nbsp;] incorporated 1962<br>[http://www.ci.westminster.ca.us/ City of Westminster] incorporated 1957<br>[http://www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us/ City of Yorba Linda]&nbsp;incorporated 1967<br>  

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United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Orange County

Huntington Beach Pier, Orange County, California
Dates for major county records
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Orange County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1889
County Seat Santa Ana
Courthouse
Old Orange County CA Courthouse.JPG
Address Old County Courthouse
211 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, California, 92701
(714) 834-2536
Website: egov.ocgov.com/portal/site/ocgov/
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County Courthouse

The Courthouse is not a recommended source for Genealogical Data.

The County Recorder is where most vital record and land records are housed, but most of the vital records are now protected by California law, and the Recorder would be of little help.

For records prior to 1960:

Orange County Archives, Jean O. Pasco, Director
Old Orange County Courthouse Room 101
211 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, California, 92701 (714) 834-2536

Family History Centers

Orange Large Multi-Stake Family History Center (Formerly Orange Regional Family History Center)

Located: 674 South Yorba St., Orange, California 92869 (Located in the rear of the LDS Church)

Hours: Tuesday -Thursday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (except 2nd Thursday when we close at 7:00 PM for Staff Meeting)
Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday to the Public

Closed the first two weeks of August; week of Thanksgiving; last two weeks of December.
Phone: (714) 997-7710

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Orange County, California

Parent County

11 March 1889: Orange County was created from Los Angeles County. County seat: Santa Ana [1]

Orange is the third largest county by population, preceeded by (1)Los Angeles and (2)San Diego Counties, according to the California State Association of Counties

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anaheim, the home of Disneyland, is the most populated city in Orange County.  It was first settled by Germans in 1854 who named the city. It was incorporated in 1857. The name refers to the fact that it is the "home" of the Santa "Ana" River. The northern part of the county is heavily populated and the southern area is growing rapidly.


City of Aliso Viejo
City of Anaheim  incorporated 1878.  Historical information The Anaheim Historical Society
City of Brea  incorporated 1917
City of Buena Park  incorporated 1953
City of Costa Mesa  incorporated 1953
Coto de Caza - unincorporated
City of Cypress incorporated 1956
City of Dana Point 
El Modena - unincorporated
City of Fountain Valley  incorporated 1957
City of Fullerton incorporated 1904
City of Garden Grove  incorporated 1956
City of Huntington Beach incorporated 1909
City of Irvine incorporated 1971
City of La Habra incorporated 1925
City of La Palma incorporated 1955
City of Laguna Beach
City of Laguna Hills
City of Laguna Niguel
City of Laguna Woods (formerly Leisure World)
La Jolla - unincorporated
City of Lake Forest (formerly El Toro)
City of Los Alamitos incorporated 1960
City of Mission Viejo  incorporated 1988
City of Newport Beach  incorporated 1906
City of Orange incorporated 1888
City of Placentia incorporated 1926
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Rossmoor - unincorporated
City of San Clemente  incorporated 1928
City of San Juan Capistrano  incorporated 1961
City of Santa Ana founded 1869, incorporated 1886
City of Seal Beach  incorporated 1915
City of Stanton incorporated 1956
City of Tustin incorporated 1927
City of Villa Park  incorporated 1962
City of Westminster incorporated 1957
City of Yorba Linda incorporated 1967

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

For records prior to 1960:

Orange County Archives, Jean O. Pasco, Director
Old Orange County Courthouse Room 101
211 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
(714) 834-2536

Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 842-4481, Ext. 2227
GENEALOGY DEPARTMENT
The Library’s collection of over 18,000 genealogical books is maintained by the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). The Genealogy collection is housed at the Central Library and is for reference use only (items cannot be checked out). The public is welcome to attend general membership meetings which are held the first Saturday of each month (except for June and December) at the Central Library. For more information, please visit http://www.occgs.com

Anaheim Heritage Center
241 S. Anaheim Blvd
714-765-6453

Jane K. Newell,
Heritage Services Manager

digital ANAHEIM

A digital archive of nearly 2,000 photographs of the City of Anaheim.

Census

The first census in which you will find Orange County is the 1900 US Population Schedule. Orange County census records include 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 (coming in April 2012).

Cities and unincorporated areas in present-day Orange County are included with the County of Los Angeles for the US Population Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880.

Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for Los Angeles County including the areas of Orange County for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.

Mortality Schedules also exist for Los Angeles County including the areas of Orange County for the years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880.

The state of California took one state census in 1852 which includes the areas of Orange County as part of Los Angeles County. This census images are available through Ancestry.com $ and a name index is avaliable through FamilySearch.org, California, State Census, 1852

Cemeteries

Many of these cemetery interments are recorded in FindaGrave and Interment.net.

The Orange County Cemetery District operates four formerly private cemeteries; Anaheim Cemtery, El Toro Memorial Park, Santa Ana Cemetery, Magnolia Memorial Park.

Catholic Diocese Cemeteries

The Orange Large Family History Center has two volumes of interment in these cemeteries as of 1999.

BillionGraves: Google maps, headstone photos, transcriptions:

Private Cemteries include:

  • Ascension Cemetery, 24754, Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, California
  • Crystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens, 12141 Lewis, Garden Grove, California
  • Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, St John's Lutheran Cemetery, 154 S. Shaffer St, Orange, California
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4471 Lincoln, Cypress, California
  • Harbor Lawn-Mount Olive Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler, Costa Mesa, California
  • Holy Cross Cemetery, Orange and Euclid, Anaheim, California
  • Masonic Cemetery, 505 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, California
  • Oakdale Memorial Park, 517 N. Main St, Santa Ana, California
  • Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View, Costa Mesa, California
  • Roselawn Gardens of Memory, 17952 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, California
  • San Juan Capistrano Mission Cemetery, San Juan Capistrano, California
  • St John's Lutheran Cemetery, 2009 Santa Clara Ave, Santa Ana, California, and 16782 Fairhaven, Santa Ana, California
  • Westminster Cemetery, 12241 Magnolia St, Garden Grove, California
  • Westminster Memorial  Park, 14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, California

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Anaheim
  • Cypress
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange Regional 
    (714) 997 7710

Court History and Records

The main courthouse is at 700 Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana, California. There are three branch courts but even more locations. North Court is in Fullerton. West Court is in Westminster. Harbor Court has locations in Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Hills.  The Lamoreaux Justice Center is in Orange.

History

The greatest repositories of Local Histories are at the Orange Large Family History Center, 674 South Yorba, Orange, California, and the collection of the Orange County Genealogical Society, located at the Huntington Beach Public Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, California. Also noted is the Orange Public Library and History Center, 407 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, California (714) 288-2400

  • The History of Orange County California with Bigraphical Sketches; Samuel Armour, supervising Editor; Historic Record Company,Los Angeles, CA, 1911 (FHL US/CAN Film 1000115 Item 1)
  • History of Orange County California; Mrs. J.E. Pleasants; J.R. Finnell & Sons Publishing Co, Los Angeles, CA; 1931 (FHL US/CAN Fiche 6209824 )

Immigration

California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 at FamilySearch.orgt

Land and Property

Maps

Orange County GenWeb maps of Orange County

Military History and Records

Newspapers

The County is served by the Orange County Register and the Orange County edition of the Los Angeles Times. The Orange Family History Center has a collection of Microfilmed L.A. Times archives (incomplete) and there are additional collections at the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, Fullerton

There are many community based newspapers as well some of which are available at Chronicling America. Orange County area newspapers are also available at Chronicling America for the years prior to 1900 under Los Angeles.

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Guidelines For Ordering Vital Records to visit the County site for vital records

CSGA CA Research Aid - Birth and Marriage Records

CSGA CA Research Aid - Death Records

Due to identity theft, California Law now restricts vital records access to immediate family. The Orange Regional Family History Center has access to state-wide databases of Births, Deaths, Marriages and voter registrations. These were compiled before the change in California law, and are not complete. Birth is available to 1986 Death to 1993 Voter registration to 1993 There are also marriage records available at The Western States Marriages at Brigham Young University-Idaho

Orange County GenWeb Vital Records  MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS FROM THE SANTA ANA REGISTER submitted by Kerry Hallas

Available at FamilySerch.org

California, Death Index, 1905-1939 browse

California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985

Ancestry.com $ has the following collections of vital records that include Orange County.

  • California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  • California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
  • California Death Index, 1940-1997

Voter Registration

1890: The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, compiled by the California State Genealogical Alliance, is available at the Orange Large Family History Center

Also available on fiche at the same location are:

  • 1993 Orange County Voters Index
  • 1996 Orange County Voters Index
  • 1981-1982 Ownership Index
  • 1989-1990 Address Register
  • 1991-1992 California Property Owners

Available at Ancestry.com $

California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968

Societies, Libraries and Museums

FamilyHistory Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).