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[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Misc.html Miscellaneous County Directories]
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Revision as of 22:35, 20 February 2010

United States  > California > Ventura County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1872--Ventura County was created 22 March 1872 from Santa Barbara County.  County seat:  Ventura [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



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


Ventura Congregational Church Baptisms to 1900, Ventura

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ventura


Guardianship record index,1873-1993


Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in Ventura County

Index to Ventura County Deeds, 1873-1917

Local Histories

Ventura County censuses from 1850-1900

Victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, 1928

Miscellaneous County Directories



Military Records



Probate Record Index, 1873-1993


Vital Records 

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 and death records, $12 to search and/or copy marriage records.

Ventura County Recorder.

Societies and Libraries

Ventura County Genealogical Society

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society

Ventura County Museum of History and Art The museum is currently closed for renovatin, 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.

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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