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Birth Records (617)
Cemetery Records (5,014)
Census Records (1,841)
Church Records (983)
City Directories (6,412)
Court Records (140)
Death Records (1,174)
Histories and Genealogies (1,883)
Immigration Records (282)
Land Records (430)
Map Records (2,024)
Marriage Records (689)
Military Records (512)
Minority Records (123)
Miscellaneous Records (497)
Newspapers and Obituaries (6,747)
Probate Records (250)
School Records (7,189)
Tax Records (56)

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Alameda County (1,851)
Alpine County (201)
Amador County (294)
Butte County (720)
Calaveras County (286)
Colusa County (215)
Contra Costa County (688)
Del Norte County (132)
El Dorado County (433)
Fresno County (949)
Glenn County (207)
Humboldt County (470)
Imperial County (259)
Inyo County (174)
Kern County (773)
Kings County (212)
Klamath County (29)
Lake County (196)
Lassen County (227)
Los Angeles County (5,591)
Madera County (164)
Marin County (642)
Mariposa County (166)
Mendocino County (425)
Merced County (326)
Modoc County (167)
Mono County (138)
Monterey County (548)
Napa County (388)
Nevada County (457)
Orange County (1,184)
Placer County (393)
Plumas County (220)
Riverside County (925)
Sacramento County (1,204)
San Benito County (207)
San Bernardino County (1,081)
San Diego County (1,672)
San Francisco County (1,717)
San Joaquin County (771)
San Luis Obispo County (460)
San Mateo County (1,023)
Santa Barbara County (701)
Santa Clara County (1,352)
Santa Cruz County (479)
Shasta County (393)
Sierra County (138)
Siskiyou County (296)
Solano County (491)
Sonoma County (825)
Stanislaus County (539)
Sutter County (232)
Tehama County (252)
Trinity County (138)
Tulare County (494)
Tuolumne County (245)
Ventura County (612)
Yolo County (360)
Yuba County (290)

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Acampo (in San Joaquin County) (53)
Adin (in Modoc County) (26)
Agoura Hills (in Los Angeles County) (54)
Alameda (in Alameda County) (243)
Albany (in Alameda County) (33)
Alhambra (in Los Angeles County) (164)
Alpine (in San Diego County) (41)
Alta Loma (in San Bernardino County) (35)
Altadena (in Los Angeles County) (59)
Altaville (in Calaveras County) (39)
Alturas (in Modoc County) (45)
Alvarado (in Alameda County) (34)
Amador City (in Amador County) (38)
Anaheim (in Orange County) (194)
Anderson (in Shasta County) (50)
Angels Camp (in Calaveras County) (46)
Angwin (in Napa County) (42)
Antelope (in Sacramento County) (49)
Antioch (in Contra Costa County) (85)
Apple Valley (in San Bernardino County) (35)
Aptos (in Santa Cruz County) (47)
Arbuckle (in Colusa County) (42)
Arcadia (in Los Angeles County) (102)
Arcata (in Humboldt County) (61)
Arlington (in Riverside County) (42)
Armona (in Kings County) (23)
Arroyo Grande (in San Luis Obispo County) (77)
Artois (in Glenn County) (32)
Arvin (in Kern County) (36)
Atascadero (in San Luis Obispo County) (43)
Atherton (in San Mateo County) (74)
Atwater (in Merced County) (57)
Auberry (in Fresno County) (44)
Auburn (in Placer County) (101)
Avalon (in Los Angeles County) (70)
Avenal (in Kings County) (29)
Azusa (in Los Angeles County) (99)
Bakersfield (in Kern County) (282)
Baldwin Park (in Los Angeles County) (71)
Bangor (in Butte County) (58)
Banning (in Riverside County) (62)
Barstow (in San Bernardino County) (62)
Beaumont (in Riverside County) (47)
Beckworth (in Plumas County) (25)
Bell (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Bell Gardens (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Bellflower (in Los Angeles County) (98)
Belmont (in San Mateo County) (64)
Belvedere (in Marin County) (36)
Benicia (in Solano County) (59)
Berkeley (in Alameda County) (323)
Beverly Hills (in Los Angeles County) (84)
Bidwell (in Butte County) (59)
Bieber (in Lassen County) (32)
Big Bear City (in San Bernardino County) (28)
Big Bear Lake (in San Bernardino County) (47)
Big Oak Flat (in Tuolumne County) (27)
Big Pine (in Inyo County) (31)
Biggs (in Butte County) (88)
Bishop (in Inyo County) (44)
Black Diamond (in Contra Costa County) (33)
Bloomington (in San Bernardino County) (38)
Blue Lake (in Humboldt County) (53)
Blythe (in Riverside County) (46)
Bodega Bay (in Sonoma County) (45)
Bodie (in Mono County) (32)
Boonville (in Mendocino County) (56)
Boron (in Kern County) (27)
Borrego Springs (in San Diego County) (39)
Boulder Creek (in Santa Cruz County) (41)
Brawley (in Imperial County) (38)
Brea (in Orange County) (45)
Brentwood (in Contra Costa County) (46)
Bridgeport (in Mono County) (34)
Brisbane (in San Mateo County) (46)
Brooklyn (in Alameda County) (32)
Browns Valley (in Yuba County) (33)
Buena Park (in Orange County) (48)
Burbank (in Los Angeles County) (130)
Burlingame (in San Mateo County) (129)
Burney (in Shasta County) (41)
Butte City (in Glenn County) (33)
Byron (in Contra Costa County) (31)
Calabasas (in Los Angeles County) (54)
Calexico (in Imperial County) (46)
Calico (in San Bernardino County) (33)
California City (in Kern County) (27)
Calimesa (in Riverside County) (32)
Calipatria (in Imperial County) (30)
Calistoga (in Napa County) (70)
Callahan (in Siskiyou County) (25)
Camarillo (in Ventura County) (66)
Cambria (in San Luis Obispo County) (47)
Campbell (in Modoc County) (41)
Campo (in San Diego County) (39)
Campo Seco (in Calaveras County) (29)
Canoga Park (in Los Angeles County) (65)
Canyon Country (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Capitola (in Santa Cruz County) (35)
Carlsbad (in San Diego County) (49)
Carmel (in Monterey County) (39)
Carmel-by-the-Sea (in Monterey County) (43)
Carmichael (in Sacramento County) (60)
Carpinteria (in Santa Barbara County) (47)
Carson (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Caspar (in Mendocino County) (51)
Castro Valley (in Alameda County) (35)
Castroville (in Monterey County) (38)
Cathedral City (in Riverside County) (36)
Cayucos (in San Luis Obispo County) (33)
Cedarville (in Modoc County) (21)
Centerville in Fresno County (in Fresno County) (50)
Ceres (in Stanislaus County) (43)
Cerritos (in Los Angeles County) (71)
Chatsworth (in Los Angeles County) (56)
Cherokee (in Butte County) (58)
Chester (in Plumas County) (30)
Chico (in Butte County) (210)
Chino (in San Bernardino County) (63)
Chowchilla (in Madera County) (39)
Chula Vista (in San Diego County) (68)
Citrus Heights (in Sacramento County) (61)
Claremont (in Los Angeles County) (99)
Clarksburg (in Yolo County) (32)
Clarksville (in El Dorado County) (36)
Clements (in San Joaquin County) (53)
Cloverdale (in Sonoma County) (82)
Clovis (in Fresno County) (70)
Coachella (in Riverside County) (39)
Coalinga (in Fresno County) (64)
Colfax (in Placer County) (48)
College City (in Colusa County) (32)
Colma (in San Mateo County) (88)
Coloma (in El Dorado County) (54)
Colton (in San Bernardino County) (82)
Columbia (in Tuolumne County) (61)
Colusa (in Colusa County) (75)
Commerce (in Los Angeles County) (54)
Compton (in Los Angeles County) (136)
Concord (in Contra Costa County) (90)
Copperopolis (in Calaveras County) (30)
Corcoran (in Kings County) (27)
Corning (in Tehama County) (55)
Corona (in Riverside County) (95)
Coronado (in San Diego County) (75)
Costa Mesa (in Orange County) (74)
Cotati (in Sonoma County) (46)
Cottonwood (in Shasta County) (45)
Coulterville (in Mariposa County) (31)
Courtland (in Sacramento County) (53)
Covelo (in Mendocino County) (58)
Covina (in Los Angeles County) (101)
Crescent City (in Del Norte County) (53)
Crestline (in San Bernardino County) (30)
Crockett (in Contra Costa County) (41)
Crows Landing (in Stanislaus County) (32)
Cucamonga (in San Bernardino County) (32)
Culver City (in Los Angeles County) (72)
Cupertino (in Santa Clara County) (68)
Cypress (in Orange County) (36)
Daggett (in San Bernardino County) (28)
Daly City (in San Mateo County) (81)
Dana Point (in Orange County) (33)
Danville (in Contra Costa County) (45)
Davis (in Yolo County) (53)
Death Valley (in Inyo County) (27)
Del Mar (in San Diego County) (40)
Del Rey (in Fresno County) (42)
Delano (in Kern County) (51)
Denair (in Stanislaus County) (35)
Desert Hot Springs (in Riverside County) (33)
Diamond Springs (in El Dorado County) (41)
Dinuba (in Tulare County) (60)
Dixon (in Solano County) (53)
Dobbins (in Yuba County) (31)
Dorris (in Siskiyou County) (26)
Dos Palos (in Merced County) (44)
Downey (in Los Angeles County) (120)
Downieville (in Sierra County) (45)
Drytown (in Amador County) (32)
Duarte (in Los Angeles County) (66)
Dublin (in Alameda County) (43)
Dunnigan (in Yolo County) (32)
Dunsmuir (in Siskiyou County) (39)
Durham (in Butte County) (71)
Dutch Flat (in Placer County) (36)
Eagle Rock (in Los Angeles County) (58)
East Palo Alto (in San Mateo County) (48)
El Cajon (in San Diego County) (82)
El Centro (in Imperial County) (78)
El Cerrito (in Contra Costa County) (42)
El Dorado (in El Dorado County) (43)
El Dorado Hills (in El Dorado County) (35)
El Monte (in Los Angeles County) (95)
El Segundo (in Los Angeles County) (53)
El Sobrante (in Contra Costa County) (31)
El Toro (in Orange County) (34)
Elk Creek (in Glenn County) (33)
Elk Grove (in Sacramento County) (90)
Elmira (in Solano County) (37)
Elsinore (in Riverside County) (41)
Emeryville (in Alameda County) (40)
Encinitas (in San Diego County) (50)
Encino (in Los Angeles County) (53)
Escalon (in San Joaquin County) (62)
Escondido (in San Diego County) (108)
Esparto (in Yolo County) (33)
Etiwanda (in San Bernardino County) (28)
Etna (in Siskiyou County) (33)
Eureka (in Humboldt County) (187)
Exeter (in Tulare County) (40)
Fair Oaks (in Sacramento County) (99)
Fairfield (in Solano County) (85)
Fall River Mills (in Shasta County) (41)
Fallbrook (in San Diego County) (54)
Farmington (in San Joaquin County) (55)
Fellows (in Kern County) (27)
Felton (in Santa Cruz County) (42)
Ferndale (in Humboldt County) (66)
Fillmore (in Ventura County) (59)
Firebaugh (in Fresno County) (46)
Folsom (in Sacramento County) (103)
Fontana (in San Bernardino County) (44)
Foresthill (in Placer County) (35)
Forestville (in Sonoma County) (46)
Fort Bragg (in Mendocino County) (88)
Fort Jones (in Siskiyou County) (43)
Fortuna (in Humboldt County) (50)
Fountain Valley (in Orange County) (37)
Fowler (in Fresno County) (56)
Fredericksburg (in Alpine County) (42)
Fremont (in Alameda County) (104)
French Camp (in San Joaquin County) (55)
French Gulch (in Shasta County) (35)
Fresno (in Fresno County) (397)
Fullerton (in Orange County) (82)
Galt (in Sacramento County) (70)
Garberville (in Humboldt County) (41)
Garden Grove (in Orange County) (90)
Gardena (in Los Angeles County) (76)
Georgetown (in El Dorado County) (54)
Geyserville (in Sonoma County) (58)
Gilroy (in Santa Clara County) (91)
Glen Ellen (in Sonoma County) (45)
Glendale (in Los Angeles County) (170)
Glendora (in Los Angeles County) (92)
Glennville (in Kern County) (26)
Goleta (in Santa Barbara County) (60)
Gonzales (in Monterey County) (39)
Granada Hills (in Los Angeles County) (70)
Grass Valley (in Nevada County) (134)
Greenfield (in Monterey County) (34)
Greenville (in Plumas County) (40)
Greenwood (in El Dorado County) (38)
Gridley (in Butte County) (81)
Guadalupe (in Santa Barbara County) (38)
Gualala (in Mendocino County) (50)
Guerneville (in Sonoma County) (56)
Gustine (in Merced County) (49)
Hacienda Heights (in Los Angeles County) (62)
Half Moon Bay (in San Mateo County) (68)
Hamilton City (in Glenn County) (31)
Hanford (in Kings County) (71)
Happy Camp (in Siskiyou County) (29)
Harbor City (in Los Angeles County) (54)
Havilah (in Kern County) (30)
Hawthorne (in Los Angeles County) (56)
Hayfork (in Trinity County) (26)
Hayward (in Alameda County) (133)
Healdsburg (in Sonoma County) (83)
Hemet (in Riverside County) (60)
Hermosa Beach (in Los Angeles County) (51)
Hesperia (in San Bernardino County) (43)
Highland (in San Bernardino County) (36)
Highland Park (in Los Angeles County) (62)
Hillsborough (in San Mateo County) (58)
Hilmar (in Merced County) (42)
Hollister (in San Benito County) (78)
Hollywood (in Los Angeles County) (103)
Holtville (in Imperial County) (34)
Hoopa (in Humboldt County) (44)
Hornitos (in Mariposa County) (32)
Hueneme (in Ventura County) (45)
Hughson (in Stanislaus County) (36)
Huntington Beach (in Orange County) (88)
Huntington Park (in Los Angeles County) (73)
Hydesville (in Humboldt County) (41)
Idyllwild (in Riverside County) (45)
Imperial (in Imperial County) (53)
Imperial Beach (in San Diego County) (37)
Independence (in Inyo County) (30)
Indio (in Riverside County) (38)
Industry (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Inglewood (in Los Angeles County) (101)
Ione (in Amador County) (52)
Irvine (in Orange County) (55)
Irvington (in Alameda County) (30)
Ivanhoe (in Tulare County) (29)
Jackson (in Amador County) (71)
Jamestown (in Tuolumne County) (32)
Janesville (in Lassen County) (32)
Johannesburg (in Kern County) (25)
Jolon (in Monterey County) (31)
Julian (in San Diego County) (46)
Keeler (in Inyo County) (23)
Kelseyville (in Lake County) (41)
Kentfield (in Marin County) (53)
Kenwood (in Sonoma County) (45)
Kerman (in Fresno County) (53)
Kernville (in Kern County) (27)
King City (in Monterey County) (55)
Kingsburg (in Fresno County) (57)
Knights Landing (in Yolo County) (36)
La Canada Flintridge (in Los Angeles County) (73)
La Crescenta (in Los Angeles County) (53)
La Grange (in Stanislaus County) (35)
La Habra (in Orange County) (50)
La Jolla (in San Diego County) (96)
La Mesa (in San Diego County) (63)
La Mirada (in Los Angeles County) (67)
La Palma (in Orange County) (35)
La Porte (in Plumas County) (25)
La Puente (in Los Angeles County) (79)
La Verne (in Los Angeles County) (82)
Lafayette (in Contra Costa County) (44)
Laguna Beach (in Orange County) (47)
Laguna Hills (in Orange County) (35)
Lake Arrowhead (in San Bernardino County) (34)
Lake Elsinore (in Riverside County) (63)
Lake Forest (in Orange County) (44)
Lake Isabella (in Kern County) (89)
Lakeport (in Lake County) (61)
Lakeside (in San Diego County) (40)
Lakewood (in Los Angeles County) (71)
Lamont (in Kern County) (26)
Lancaster (in Los Angeles County) (85)
Lankershim (in Los Angeles County) (56)
Larkspur (in Marin County) (36)
Laton (in Fresno County) (48)
Lawndale (in Los Angeles County) (59)
Laytonville (in Mendocino County) (52)
Le Grand (in Merced County) (43)
Lee Vining (in Mono County) (25)
Lemon Grove (in San Diego County) (39)
Lemoore (in Kings County) (57)
Lennox (in Los Angeles County) (54)
Lincoln (in Placer County) (43)
Linden (in San Joaquin County) (56)
Lindsay (in Tulare County) (41)
Live Oak (in Sutter County) (48)
Livermore (in Alameda County) (105)
Livingston (in Merced County) (46)
Llano (in Los Angeles County) (52)
Lockeford (in San Joaquin County) (63)
Lodi (in San Joaquin County) (146)
Loleta (in Humboldt County) (40)
Loma Linda (in San Bernardino County) (35)
Lomita (in Los Angeles County) (56)
Lompoc (in Santa Barbara County) (80)
Lone Pine (in Inyo County) (32)
Long Beach (in Los Angeles County) (356)
Loomis (in Placer County) (31)
Los Alamitos (in Orange County) (39)
Los Alamos (in Santa Barbara County) (40)
Los Altos (in Santa Clara County) (66)
Los Angeles (in Los Angeles County) (1,350)
Los Banos (in Merced County) (52)
Los Gatos (in Santa Clara County) (120)
Los Molinos (in Tehama County) (30)
Los Olivos (in Santa Barbara County) (35)
Lower Lake (in Lake County) (40)
Loyalton (in Sierra County) (29)
Lucerne Valley (in San Bernardino County) (29)
Ludlow (in San Bernardino County) (28)
Lynwood (in Los Angeles County) (72)
Madera (in Madera County) (69)
Madison (in Yolo County) (32)
Magalia (in Butte County) (65)
Malibu (in Los Angeles County) (54)
Mammoth Lakes (in Mono County) (33)
Manhattan Beach (in Los Angeles County) (56)
Manteca (in San Joaquin County) (87)
Mare Island (in Solano County) (36)
Maricopa (in Kern County) (28)
Mariposa (in Mariposa County) (63)
Markleeville (in Alpine County) (46)
Martinez (in Contra Costa County) (85)
Marysville (in Yuba County) (161)
Maxwell (in Colusa County) (38)
Mayfield (in Santa Clara County) (53)
McCloud (in Siskiyou County) (24)
Mcfarland (in Kern County) (26)
Mckinleyville (in Humboldt County) (41)
Mendocino (in Mendocino County) (75)
Menlo Park (in San Mateo County) (93)
Mentone (in San Bernardino County) (29)
Merced (in Merced County) (93)
Middletown (in Lake County) (44)
Mill Valley (in Marin County) (102)
Millbrae (in San Mateo County) (56)
Millville (in Shasta County) (36)
Milpitas (in Santa Clara County) (55)
Milton (in Calaveras County) (29)
Miranda (in Humboldt County) (40)
Mission Hills (in Los Angeles County) (60)
Mission Viejo (in Orange County) (52)
Modesto (in Stanislaus County) (244)
Mojave (in Kern County) (29)
Mokelumne Hill (in Calaveras County) (52)
Monrovia (in Los Angeles County) (142)
Montague (in Siskiyou County) (28)
Montclair (in San Bernardino County) (32)
Montebello (in Los Angeles County) (92)
Montecito (in Santa Barbara County) (50)
Monterey (in Monterey County) (119)
Monterey Park (in Los Angeles County) (74)
Montrose (in Los Angeles County) (51)
Moorpark (in Ventura County) (54)
Moraga (in Contra Costa County) (35)
Moreno Valley (in Riverside County) (54)
Morgan Hill (in Santa Clara County) (60)
Morro Bay (in San Luis Obispo County) (40)
Mount Shasta (in Siskiyou County) (34)
Mountain View (in Santa Clara County) (88)
Murphys (in Calaveras County) (33)
Murray (in Alameda County) (30)
Murrieta (in Riverside County) (44)
Napa (in Napa County) (177)
National City (in San Diego County) (72)
Needles (in San Bernardino County) (58)
Nevada City (in Nevada County) (122)
New Almaden (in Santa Clara County) (44)
Newark (in Alameda County) (37)
Newbury Park (in Ventura County) (47)
Newcastle (in Placer County) (35)
Newell (in Modoc County) (22)
Newhall (in Los Angeles County) (64)
Newman (in Stanislaus County) (40)
Newport Beach (in Orange County) (79)
Nicolaus (in Sutter County) (37)
Niles (in Alameda County) (30)
Nipomo (in San Luis Obispo County) (35)
Norco (in Riverside County) (35)
North Highlands (in Sacramento County) (49)
North Hills (in Los Angeles County) (63)
North Hollywood (in Los Angeles County) (95)
North Sacramento (in Sacramento County) (50)
North San Juan (in Nevada County) (37)
Northridge (in Los Angeles County) (57)
Norwalk (in Los Angeles County) (93)
Novato (in Marin County) (50)
Oakdale (in Stanislaus County) (63)
Oakhurst (in Madera County) (28)
Oakland (in Alameda County) (652)
Occidental (in Sonoma County) (47)
Ocean Beach (in San Diego County) (35)
Ocean Park (in Los Angeles County) (52)
Oceanside (in San Diego County) (91)
Oildale (in Kern County) (25)
Ojai (in Ventura County) (86)
Ontario (in San Bernardino County) (102)
Orange (in Orange County) (83)
Orangevale (in Sacramento County) (50)
Orcutt (in Santa Barbara County) (31)
Orinda (in Contra Costa County) (37)
Orland (in Glenn County) (65)
Orosi (in Tulare County) (29)
Oroville (in Butte County) (184)
Oxnard (in Ventura County) (120)
Pacific Beach (in San Diego County) (40)
Pacific Grove (in Monterey County) (70)
Pacific Palisades (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Pacifica (in San Mateo County) (57)
Pacoima (in Los Angeles County) (51)
Pala (in San Diego County) (38)
Palm Desert (in Riverside County) (46)
Palm Springs (in Riverside County) (77)
Palmdale (in Los Angeles County) (66)
Palo Alto (in Santa Clara County) (222)
Palos Verdes Estates (in Los Angeles County) (64)
Panorama City (in Los Angeles County) (51)
Paradise (in Butte County) (104)
Paramount (in Los Angeles County) (62)
Parlier (in Fresno County) (48)
Pasadena (in Los Angeles County) (335)
Paso Robles (in San Luis Obispo County) (60)
Patterson (in Stanislaus County) (41)
Pebble Beach (in Monterey County) (35)
Penn Valley (in Nevada County) (31)
Perris (in Riverside County) (62)
Pescadero (in San Mateo County) (44)
Petaluma (in Sonoma County) (139)
Petrolia (in Humboldt County) (39)
Phelan (in San Bernardino County) (29)
Pico Rivera (in Los Angeles County) (55)
Piedmont (in Alameda County) (49)
Pine Grove (in Amador County) (31)
Pinole (in Contra Costa County) (34)
Pioneer (in Amador County) (31)
Piru (in Ventura County) (41)
Pittsburg (in Contra Costa County) (55)
Pixley (in Tulare County) (29)
Placentia (in Orange County) (47)
Placerville (in El Dorado County) (158)
Plainsburg (in Merced County) (36)
Playa Del Rey (in Los Angeles County) (52)
Pleasant Grove (in Sutter County) (34)
Pleasant Hill (in Contra Costa County) (43)
Pleasanton (in Alameda County) (58)
Plymouth (in Amador County) (35)
Point Arena (in Mendocino County) (60)
Point Reyes (in Marin County) (35)
Pomona (in Los Angeles County) (201)
Pope Valley (in Napa County) (39)
Port Hueneme (in Ventura County) (43)
Porterville (in Tulare County) (102)
Portola (in Plumas County) (32)
Poway (in San Diego County) (47)
Princeton (in Colusa County) (35)
Quincy (in Plumas County) (58)
Ramona (in San Diego County) (47)
Rancho Cordova (in Sacramento County) (58)
Rancho Cucamonga (in San Bernardino County) (33)
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Overview of California Genealogy Records

  • History: California was first settled in 1839 and became a state in 1850.
  • Birth records: A few birth records were kept by the government as early as 1824. State registration of births began in 1905 with complete records being kept by 1920. Copies of birth records for 1905 and later can be obtained from the California Department of Public Health .
  • Marriage records: Marriage records were kept by the government beginning when counties were formed in 1850. Statewide registration of marriages began in 1905. Copies of marriage records for 1905 and later can be obtained from the California Department of Public Health .
  • Death records: Death records were kept in Michigan starting in 1867 with complete records by 1915. Copies of death records for 1905 and later can be obtained from the California Department of Public Health .
  • Divorce records: Divorce records can be obtained from the individual county clerks.
  • Census records: The first federal census available for California is 1850. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1850 (partial), 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950. There were partial colonial censuses taken in 1790, 1796-1798, and 1834.
  • County records: Court, land, and probate records were kept by the individual counties.
  • Other records: Many cities and towns had newspapers, records kept by churches, cemeteries, histories, school, city directories, and other records that can be located on the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
  • All records: Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.
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