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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Ventura County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Ventura County''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Ventura County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ventura County
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| county_map = California Ventura Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1872
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| founded date = March 22
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| seat = Ventura
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| building address = Ventura County Courthouse<br>800 S Victoria Avenue<br>Ventura, CA 93009<br>Phone: 805.654.2267<br>[http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/ '''Ventura County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse ===
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage and <br>death from 1873 and&nbsp;land records from 1850<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1873&nbsp; Some land went <br>to Kern &amp; Los Angeles Counties in boundary change<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ventura County, California. Page 88{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts&nbsp;  ===
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Mission San Buenaventura, one of the original 21 Roman Catholic missions in Alta California was founded in what is now downtown Ventura city in 1782 although it had a long rocky history including fires, earthquakes, tsunami and pirates, among other difficulties. The mission fathers kept the original vital records.
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The costal plains and inland valleys are mostly devoted to agriculture even today but the costal mountains also cover a considerable part of the county. ''El Camino Real'', the original roadway connecting the early missions, crosses the county. In the late 1800s the railroads came and in the 1900s US-101 followed essentially the ''Camino Real'' route heading north to Santa Barbara. Settlements mainly grew up along these routes.
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{{Wikipedia|Ventura County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1872--'''Ventura County was created 22 March 1872&nbsp;from [[Santa Barbara County, California|Santa Barbara]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Ventura <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''22 March 1872:''' Ventura County was created from [[Santa Barbara County, California|Santa Barbara]] County. '''County seat:''' Ventura <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
Fillmore,Hueneme, Moorpark, Nyeland Acres, Newbury Park, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard,Piru, Santa Paula, Simi, Somis, Thousand Oaks, Ventura  
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Camarillo, Fillmore, Hueneme, Moorpark, Nyeland Acres, Newbury Park, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Piru, Santa Paula, Simi, Somis, Thousand Oaks, Ventura  
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== &nbsp;Cities&nbsp; ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Cemetery.html [List of Ventura County cemeteries with transcriptions of a few cemeteries]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158511 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley] Has only one burial, that of Ronald Reagan, former Governor of California and former President of the United States. For the headstone, click on the 'Images' tab below the Google map, then click on the thumbnail for the image itself to view the grave and the inscriptions.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=13645 Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160172 El Rancho Cemetery, Simi Valley]
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=== Census  ===
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Census.html Ventura County censuses from 1850-1900]
  
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Cemetery.html [List of Ventura County cemeteries with transcriptions of a few cemeteries]]
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{{Census|California}}
  
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=== Church History and Records  ===
  
==== Church ====
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/VtaCongChBapt.html Ventura Congregational Church Baptisms to 1900, Ventura]
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Ventura
 
*Ventura
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
 
[http://venturacogensoc.org/Court.html Guardianship record index,1873-1993]  
 
[http://venturacogensoc.org/Court.html Guardianship record index,1873-1993]  
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Misc.html Miscellaneous County Directories]
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/StFrDam.html Victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, 1928]
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=== Land and Property ===
  
 
[http://venturacogensoc.org.SpanGrants.htm Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in Ventura County]  
 
[http://venturacogensoc.org.SpanGrants.htm Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in Ventura County]  
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[http://venturacogensoc.org/Land.html Index to Ventura County Deeds, 1873-1917]  
 
[http://venturacogensoc.org/Land.html Index to Ventura County Deeds, 1873-1917]  
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Maps  ===
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=== Migration  ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://venturacogensoc.org/Military.html Military Records]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/immigration.html Local Naturalization Records, 1873-1911]
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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*[http://venturacogensoc.org/Probate.html Probate Record Index, 1873-1993]
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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*[http://scandinaviancenter.org/ Scandinavian Center.] Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation at California Lutheran University. Large oral history recordings collection; many early works about Scandinavian churches in Midwest United States. See library catalog at [http://www.callutheran.edu/ CLU].
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*[http://www.venturamuseum.org/ Ventura County Museum of History and Art] The museum is currently closed for renovation, though a temporary exhibit space and gift shop are open on California St. The Librarian is available to answer question by phone. Once the museum is reopened the Library is an excellent research resource.
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://recorder.countyofventura.org/recorder.htm County Clerk and Recorder]<br>County Recorder's Office<br>Hall of Admin., Main Plaza<br>800 S. Victoria Ave.<br>Ventura, CA 93009-1260
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Camarillo California Family History Center]]
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*[[Fillmore California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Newbury Park California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Ojai California Family History Center]]
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*[[Oxnard California 2nd Family History Center]]
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*[[Simi Valley California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Thousand Oaks California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Ventura California Family History Center]]<br>
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=== Societies  ===
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/ Ventura County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgs/ Conejo Valley Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.jgscv.org/ Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County]
  
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Census.html Ventura County censuses from 1850-1900]
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Military ====
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==== Birth ====
  
[http://venturacogensoc.org/Military.html Military Records]
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The County Recorder maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $14 to search and/or copy birth records.  
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Marriage ====
  
[http://venturacogensoc.org/Probate.html Probate Record Index, 1873-1993]
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The County Recorder maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $12 to search and/or copy marriage records.  
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp; ====
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==== Divorce ====
  
The County Recorder&nbsp;maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $14 to search and/or copy birth and death records, $12 to search and/or copy marriage records.
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==== Death  ====
  
[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].  
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The County Recorder maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $14 to search and/or copy of death records.  
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Death.html Ventura County Death Records Index, 1872-1908; Coroner's Inquest Records, 1873-1941]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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== Websites  ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207036&subject_disp=California%2C+Ventura&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/ventura/ Ventura County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Ventura/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/ventura/ventura.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/ventura/ventura.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|207036|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Ventura County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Ventura County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Ventura County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 22, 1872
County Seat Ventura
Courthouse
Address Ventura County Courthouse
800 S Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: 805.654.2267
Ventura County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage and
death from 1873 and land records from 1850
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate
and court records from 1873  Some land went
to Kern & Los Angeles Counties in boundary change[1]

Historical Facts 

Mission San Buenaventura, one of the original 21 Roman Catholic missions in Alta California was founded in what is now downtown Ventura city in 1782 although it had a long rocky history including fires, earthquakes, tsunami and pirates, among other difficulties. The mission fathers kept the original vital records.

The costal plains and inland valleys are mostly devoted to agriculture even today but the costal mountains also cover a considerable part of the county. El Camino Real, the original roadway connecting the early missions, crosses the county. In the late 1800s the railroads came and in the 1900s US-101 followed essentially the Camino Real route heading north to Santa Barbara. Settlements mainly grew up along these routes.

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

Parent County

22 March 1872: Ventura County was created from Santa Barbara County. County seat: Ventura [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Camarillo, Fillmore, Hueneme, Moorpark, Nyeland Acres, Newbury Park, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Piru, Santa Paula, Simi, Somis, Thousand Oaks, Ventura

 Cities 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

[List of Ventura County cemeteries with transcriptions of a few cemeteries

  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley Has only one burial, that of Ronald Reagan, former Governor of California and former President of the United States. For the headstone, click on the 'Images' tab below the Google map, then click on the thumbnail for the image itself to view the grave and the inscriptions.

BillionGraves:

Census

For tips on accessing Ventura County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ventura

Court Records

Guardianship record index,1873-1993

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in Ventura County

Index to Ventura County Deeds, 1873-1917

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

  • Scandinavian Center. Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation at California Lutheran University. Large oral history recordings collection; many early works about Scandinavian churches in Midwest United States. See library catalog at CLU.
  • Ventura County Museum of History and Art The museum is currently closed for renovation, though a temporary exhibit space and gift shop are open on California St. The Librarian is available to answer question by phone. Once the museum is reopened the Library is an excellent research resource.

County Courthouse

County Clerk and Recorder
County Recorder's Office
Hall of Admin., Main Plaza
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1260

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The County Recorder maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $14 to search and/or copy birth records.

Marriage

The County Recorder maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $12 to search and/or copy marriage records.

Divorce

Death

The County Recorder maintains records from 1873. Prior to that the Santa Barbara Recorder has the records. Ventura County Recorder fees: $14 to search and/or copy of death records.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ventura County, California. Page 88At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).