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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Historical Facts   ===
 
 
[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
 
 
 
=== Quick Facts&nbsp;  ===
 
  
 
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.  
 
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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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
 
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=== Biography ===
 
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[http://venturacogensoc.org/Court.html Guardianship record index,1873-1993]  
 
[http://venturacogensoc.org/Court.html Guardianship record index,1873-1993]  
  
=== Directories ===
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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]
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
==== Germans ====
 
  
*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Misc.html Miscellaneous County Directories]
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Migration ===
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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=== Obituaries ===
  
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=== Periodicals ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
 
*[http://venturacogensoc.org/Probate.html Probate Record Index, 1873-1993]
 
*[http://venturacogensoc.org/Probate.html Probate Record Index, 1873-1993]
  
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Repositories ===
 
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
=== Vital Records  ===
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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].
 
 
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.
 
 
 
*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
 
 
 
*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Death.html Ventura County Death Records Index, 1872-1908; Coroner's Inquest Records, 1873-1941]
 
 
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/ Ventura County Genealogical Society]
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgs/ Conejo Valley Genealogical Society]
 
  
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
  
*[http://www.jgscv.org/ Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County]
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==== County Courthouse ====
*[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://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
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
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==== Family History Centers ====
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Camarillo California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Camarillo California Family History Center]]  
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*[[Thousand Oaks California Family History Center]]<br>  
 
*[[Thousand Oaks California Family History Center]]<br>  
 
*[[Ventura California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[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]
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Birth ====
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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.
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*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
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==== Marriage ====
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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.
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*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
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==== Divorce ====
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==== Death ====
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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.
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*[http://recorder.countyofventura/recorder.html Ventura County Recorder].
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*[http://www.venturacogensoc.org/Death.html Ventura County Death Records Index, 1872-1908; Coroner's Inquest Records, 1873-1941]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 20:28, 28 March 2012

United States RTENOTITLE California RTENOTITLE Ventura County

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 [1]

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.

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