Difference between revisions of "Ventura County, California Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 35: Line 35:
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 +
 +
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/VtaCongChBapt.html Ventura Congregational Church Baptisms to 1900, Ventura]
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
Line 56: Line 58:
 
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/StFrDam.html Victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, 1928]  
 
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/StFrDam.html Victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, 1928]  
  
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Misc.html Miscellaneous County Directories]
+
[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Misc.html Miscellaneous County Directories]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====

Revision as of 22:35, 20 February 2010

United States  > California > Ventura County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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


Church

Ventura Congregational Church Baptisms to 1900, Ventura

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ventura

Court

Guardianship record index,1873-1993

Land

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

Maps

Military

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate

Probate Record Index, 1873-1993

Taxation

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

References

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