Ventura County, California Genealogy

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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

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

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


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).