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California Cemetery Records Online.

California Marriage Project. This project endeavors to provide actual transcriptions of Marriage Applications, and other Marriage Records, as found recorded in county court houses and state archives.

US Surveyor General for Calfiornia - Spanish and Mexican Land Grant Maps 1855–1875.

Settlers of California 1769-1800. A list of names of over 1,700 of the earliest recorded male settlers of Alta California.

Early California Population Project. The Early California Population Project provides public access to all the information contained in California's historic mission registers.

Los Pobladores, Los Angeles' Founding Families, 1781 : Names and backround histories of the founding families and the soldiers who accompanied them.

San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records 1788-1861 (California). Notarized interviews with couples requesting marriage in the Roman Catholic Church. The purpose of marriage investigations was to prove that the parties were free to marry. They establish many facts concerning the individuals married at the Mission and provide much genealogical detail for descendants.

Men of the 1769 Overland Expeditions, Velicatá to San Diego

Names of the Forty-niners. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890. Members of the various California Pioneer Associations in the U. S. who were living at the time of publication.

A list of those who came to California via Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, California from 1849-1856

Case Files for Early Immigrants to San Francisco and Hawaii : This website can help you find out what cases are available at the NARA archives.

Field, Staff And Band, First Regiment of California United States Volunteer Infantry, Spanish War

Records of California men in the war of the rebellion, 1861 to 1867. Digitized edition of this book by Brig.-Gen. Richard H. Orton published in 1890.

Record of Marriages on the Pacific Coast (mostly Apr & May 1872). From the Overland Monthly and Out West magazine.

Overland Monthly & Out West Magazine 1872 Record of Marriages. Including States: CA, NV, OR, MT, & WA.

Overland Monthly And Out West Magazine 1872 Record of Deaths. Including States: CA, NV, OR, MT, & WA

California Slavery Era Insurance Registry. A database of slave and slaveholder names.

California Family Group Sheets

Los Angeles Times Obituary Search Page. This recently released database debuts with an index to the decedent names listed in the obituaries and death notices for years 1988–1993; 1995–1996; 1999–2002; 2004. In addition to the standard obituaries and death notices, the index includes entries for In Memoriam, Cards of Thanks, Funeral Notices, etc.

Southern California Yearbooks - The Students of Southern California : Names (and a few of the photographs) found in thousands of pages of old high school and college yearbooks.

Unclaimed Persons.com (California) : The purpose of this web site is to provide information to the public regarding a deceased loved one for whom next of kin has never been located.

List of Members of the Society of California Pioneers, with the dates of their arrival in California and their present residences [1851] (archived Web page - not always available).

Notaries Public From California Blue Books & Governmental Rosters 1886-1909 (Images Online)

California Obituaries from Arkansas Newspapers

Legal Correspondents of Wilber Mercantile Agency in California, 1917

61,691 Foreign-Born Voters of California in 1872

California Bound 1848 - 1873. Ship Passenger Lists, Wagon Train Lists, Isthmus of Panama Passenger Information.

Alcatraz Inmate Roster 1934 - 1963. 1576 names.

Bibliography Index Extracted from California och dess Svenska Befolkning. The names and brief background information on 335 Swedes and Swede-Finns who were living in California between 1900 and 1910.

Passenger List of the Brother Jonathan On her final voyage just before sinking. During a summer storm in 1865, the Brother Jonathan struck an uncharted rock trying to make safe harbor at Crescent City, California. The ship had left San Francisco and was heading north. Of the 244 people on board, only 19 survived.

California Genealogy and History Archives. Search a collection of many databases.

Western States Marriage Records Index : Over the past decade, the BYU-Idaho Family History Center has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona, Idaho and Nevada. Many Idaho and Utah counties have been extracted into the 1930’s and some, much later. A significant number of marriages from Wyoming, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, western Colorado and selected counties in California are also included.

Arizonians who died in California 2001-2002. A list of people who were born in Arizona and died in the state of California (archived Web page - not always available).

Hispanic Surnames traceable to Mexico or the American Southwest : A-F, G-M, N-Z

California Executions 1778-1967 (archived Web page - not always available).

California Lynchings 1875-1947 (archived Web page - not always available).


  • Alameda County

    1860 Federal Census, Alameda County, California

    1870 Federal Census for Alameda County, California

    1870 Federal Census, Alameda County, California - Murray Township

    1880 Federal Census, Alameda County, California - Murray Township

    1900 Federal Census, Alameda County, California

    Master index of names associated with the history of eastern Alameda County : 80455 entries from 79 books and booklets.

    Alameda County, California Biographies

    Alameda County, California Cemeteries

    Cemeteries of Pleasanton and Dublin, Alameda County, California

    Four Cemeteries in Livermore, Alameda County, California : Oak Knoll Cemetery, Roselawn Memorial Park, St. Michael's Cemetery, Memory Gardens Memorial Park.

    Burial Records of St. Michael Cemetery Livermore, California 1881-2000

    Memory Gardens Cemetery, Livermore, Alameda County, California, Burial Records 1940-2000

    Roselawn Cemetery Burial Records, Livermore, Alameda County, California 1920-1999

    Robert Graham Mortuary Records 1878-1892, Alameda County, California

    Pre-1905 Death Records for Alameda County, California: Cemeteries - County Records, 1889-1895

    Alameda County, California - Index to Federal Land Records : Deeds (primarily patents) issued by the United States in the county between 1856 and 1995.

    Records of the Callaghan Mortuary, Alameda County, California 1895-1940

    Washington Union High School, Fremont, Alameda County, California : Years 1892-2000 : Over 19,000 names

    Members of the Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Pioneer Association. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Oakland High School Memorial Pages (Alameda County, California)

    The Richard N. Schellens Collection of Historical Materials : Index for Alameda County, California. The Richard N. Schellens Historical Collection is a synopsis of California directories, maps, newspaper articles, excerpts from books and magazines, land records, interviews with local residents and much more.

    San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery, Alameda County, California

    1894 Baptist Church Directories, Oakland, Alameda County, California

    Alameda County, California Enlistees, World War II

    Early Livermore, Alameda County, California, Obituary Information

    Early Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, Alameda County, California

    Alameda County, California School Yearbooks (archived Web pages - May be unavailable, incomplete, or slow to respond)


  • Alpine County

    1870 Federal Census Alpine County, California

    Alpine County, California 1880 Census, Enumeration District 32

    Alpine County, California 1930 Federal Census

    Alpine County, California - Index to Federal Land Records. Deeds (primarily patents) issued by the United States in Alpine County between 1856 and 1995.

    Alpine County, California Great Register of Voters, 1873

    Civilian draft registration cards completed in 1917-1918 for Alpine County, California


  • Amador County

    Amador County, California Cemeteries

    Amador County California - Index to Federal Land Records. Extracted from the California Land Patents Database of the Bureau of Land Management.

    Amador County, California WW2 Enlistees, Names : A-L, M-Z


  • Butte County

    Butte County, California Cemeteries

    Butte County, California - Index to Federal Land Records. Extracted from the California Land Patents Database of the Bureau of Land Management.

    Butte County, California Marriage Records 1944-1945

    Butte County, California Biographies


  • Calaveras County

    Calaveras County, California Index to Federal Land Records. Extracted from the California Land Patents Database of the Bureau of Land Management.

    Calaveras County, California Cemeteries

    Misc. San Andreas, Calaveras County, California Births

    Calaveras County, California Marriages (partial)


  • Colusa County

    Index to gleanings from the Sun newspaper, Colusa County, California

    Colusa County, California Cemeteries

    Index to the 1878 Colusa County, California Annual

    Colusa County, California Index to Federal Land Records. Extracted from the California Land Patents Database of the Bureau of Land Management.

    Index to Wills and Probate Records of Colusa County, California 1850-1944


  • Contra Costa County

    Contra Costa County, California Index to Federal Land Records. Extracted from the California Land Patents Database of the Bureau of Land Management.

    Index to Some Obituaries in the Contra Costa County Historical Society Files, California : The majority of obituaries listed appeared in the Contra Costa Gazette, published in Martinez, California. They cover a period from about 1855 to 1920.

    Index to Probate Case Files held by the Contra Costa County Historical Society, California

    Members of the Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Pioneer Association. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Contra Costa County, California Marriage Records (partial)


  • Del Norte County

    1917-1918 Civilian draft registration cards for Del Norte County, California

    Del Norte County, California Index to Federal Land Patents. Extracted from the California Land Patents Database of the Bureau of Land Management.

    Del Norte County, California Cemeteries

    Del Norte County, California WW2 Enlistees, Names : A-L, M-Z


  • El Dorado County

    El Dorado County, California Cemeteries

    El Dorado County, California Cemeteries

    Members of the El Dorado Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    El Dorado County, California Marriages (partial)

    El Dorado County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    El Dorado County, California Enlistees, World War II


  • Fresno County

    Fresno County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Russia-born Germans buried in the Reedley Cemetery, Fresno County, California

    Fresno County, California Cemeteries


  • Glenn County

    Glenn County, California Cemeteries

    Glenn County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Humboldt County

    Humboldt County, California - Index to Federal Land Patents : Deeds (primarily patents) issued by the United States in the county between 1856 and 1995.

    Ferdale Notes, August 1893 - December 31, 1931 : Notes taken from the Ferndale Enterprise and the Book of Deeds at the Humboldt County, California Court House.

    Ferndale, Humboldt County California Roman Catholic Church Marriage records 1893-1931

    Home, Parlor Weddings in Ferndale, Humboldt County, California 1893-1931

    1860 Federal Census Humboldt County, California

    Humboldt County, California Cemeteries

    Eureka in the 1890 Business Directory Of Humboldt County, California

    Classified Business Directory of Humboldt County, California, 1890

    Blue Lake Cemetery records, Humboldt County, California : Compiled in 2007.

    History of Humboldt County, California with biographical sketches. Digitized edition of this book by Leigh H. Irvine published in 1915. The bulk of the work consists of biographical sketches (p. 174 to 1290).


  • Imperial County

    Imperial County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Imperial County, California Cemeteries


  • Inyo County

    1870 Federal Census, Inyo County, California

    Inyo County, California - Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Kern County

    1870 Federal Census, Kern County, California

    Kern County, California Cemeteries

    Kern County, California Marriages (partial)

    Kern County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Obituaries from the Kern Valley Sun newspaper : Kern River Valley, Lake Isabella, Kern County, California : Volume 1 1969-1972.


  • Kings County

    Kings County, California 1910 Census, Enumeration Districts 74, 76, 77

    Kings County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Klamath County

    1870 Federal Census, Klamath County, California


  • Lake County

    Lake County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Lake County, California, 1870 Federal Census

    Lake County, California Cemeteries


  • Lassen County

    Lassen County, California 1870 Census (USGenWeb Census Project)

    Lassen County, California 1870 Federal Census (us-census.org)

    Lassen County, California 1920 Census, Enumeration District 27

    Lassen County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Los Angeles County

    1850 Federal Census Los Angeles County, California

    San Juan Township, Los Angeles County, California 1860 Census (US Census Project)

    San Juan Township, Los Angeles County, California 1860 Federal Census (USGenWeb Archives)

    San Juan Township, Los Angeles County, California 1860 Federal Census (us-census.org)

    Los Angeles County, California Cemeteries

    1900 Census, Los Angeles Orphans Home, Los Angeles County, California

    Los Angeles County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California (Partial : Celebrity Graves Only)

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California (partial, celebrities only)

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California (Partial, celebrities only)

    Los Angeles County, California List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance. United States Pension Bureau, Senate Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5.

    Foreigners living in Los Angeles, California in 1836


  • Madera County

    Madera County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Marin County

    1850 Federal Census, Marin County, California

    1870 Federal Census, Marin County, California

    Oral Histories at the Mill Valley Historical Society (Marin County, California). A list of the people who have contributed their thoughts and memories to help document Mill Valley's past.

    Members of the Marin, Sonoma, Napa & Mendocino Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Marin County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Mary Magdelena Catholic Church Graveyard, Bolinas, Marin County, California

    History of Marin County, California : Digitized edition of this book published in 1880. Includes a biographical section of over 100 pages at the end of the volume.


  • Mariposa County

    Mariposa County, California 1850 Census

    Mariposa County, California Cemeteries

    Mariposa County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Mariposa County, California


  • Mendocino County

    Mendocino County, California Cemeteries

    Members of the Marin, Sonoma, Napa & Mendocino Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Mendocino County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Merced County

    Merced County, California 1870 Census

    Merced County, California 1870 Federal Census (us-census.org)

    Merced County, California Cemeteries

    Merced County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Modoc County

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Modoc County, California

    Modoc County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Modoc County, California WWII Army Enlistees : Names A - L, Names M - Z


  • Mono County

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Mono County, California

    Mono County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • Monterey County

    Monterey County, California 1870 Census

    Monterey County, California Cemeteries

    Monterey County, California Index to Federal Land Patents

    Monterey County, California WW2 Army Enlistees


  • Napa County

    Napa County, California Cemeteries

    Napa County, California 1850 Census

    Hot Springs Township, Napa County, California 1860 Federal Census

    Members of the Marin, Sonoma, Napa & Mendocino Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Napa County, California Index to Federal Land Records. Surnames : A to C - D to M - N to Z

    Napa County, California Marriage Index 1850 - 1905


  • Nevada County

    Nevada County, California Cemeteries

    Historic Cemeteries of Nevada County, California Over 3000 transcriptions along with photographs.

    Members of the Nevada County Pioneer Association. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Nevada County, California

    Nevada County, California Business and Residential Directory - 1856 : Nevada City

    Nevada County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Orange County

    Orange County, California Cemeteries

    Orange County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Placer County

    Placer County, California Cemeteries

    Placer County, California 1861 Business Directory. Names : A to G - H to O - P to Z

    Placer County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Obituaries from History of Placer County, California (1882) (archived Web page - not always available).

    Placer County, California Marriages 1940-1945 (partial)


  • Plumas County

    Plumas County, California Cemeteries

    Plumas County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Riverside County

    Riverside County, California Cemeteries

    Riverside County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Sacramento County

    Members of Sacramento Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Sacramento County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Sacramento County, California Cemeteries


  • San Benito County

    Burial Index for San Benito County, California. Burial / Removal / Transit Permits Issued 1874 to 1910.

    San Benito County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • San Bernardino County

    San Bernardino County, California Cemeteries

    San Bernardino County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    San Bernardino County, California Obituaries

    Mountain View Cemetery records, Barstow, San Bernardino County, California : Supplemented by burial records of the O'Donnell Funeral Home. Digitized edition of this 1954 publication of the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City.


  • San Diego County

    San Diego County, California 1850 Federal Census Index

    San Diego County, California Cemeteries

    San Diego County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    San Diego County, California Index To Wills 1849-1899


  • San Francisco County

    San Francisco County, California 1870 Census

    Ex-Members Of San Francisco Pioneer Association 1890

    Victims of the Great Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco on April 18, 1906

    San Francisco, California Relief business directory, May, 1906. Giving names, business and address of San Francisco firms and business men who were compelled to change their location by the disaster of April 18 : and who have since located in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and Emeryville.

    Pacific Union Club San Francisco 1922 Members List

    The San Francisco Call Database Index to Files 1869-1900

    San Francisco Streets Named for Pioneers

    Stockholders of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway Co. (1895). Source: Pioneers of Prosperity by David H. Walker, San Francisco, 1895. Pages 121-136.

    San Francisco Social Register 1927

    Members & Ex-Members of the San Francisco Pioneer Association. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Members Of Pioneer Association Of San Francisco 1890

    1870 Petition Of Citizens Of San Francisco For The Repeal Of The Mortgage Tax Law : Part 1 - Part 2

    San Francisco St. Ignatius Church and College : List of Pupils from 1855-1861

    Temporary directory of San Francisco business and professional men (1906)


  • San Joaquin County

    Members of the San Joaquin Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Members Of San Joaquin Pioneer Association 1890 (California)

    San Joaquin County, California Cemeteries

    San Joaquin County, California Index to Federal Land Patents


  • San Luis Obispo County

    San Luis Obispo County, California 1850 Federal Census : Transcription - Images Online

    1850 Federal Census San Luis Obispo County, California

    1860 Federal Census San Luis Obispo County, California (USGenWeb Census Project)

    San Luis Obispo County, California 1860 Federal Census (us-census.org)

    San Luis Obispo County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    San Luis Obispo County, California Cemeteries


  • San Mateo County

    San Mateo County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Santa Barbara County

    Santa Barbara County, California 1850 Federal Census

    1850 Federal Census Santa Barbara County, California

    1880 Federal Census Santa Barbara County, California

    Santa Barbara County, California 1930 Census, Enumeration District 42

    Santa Barbara County, California Cemeteries

    Santa Barbara County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Santa Clara County

    1870 Federal Census, Santa Clara County, California

    1880 Federal Census, Santa Clara County, California

    Index To The Early Settler File at Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society, California

    Index of the Amos O. Williams Funeral Home Books, Santa Clara County, California. The Williams Funeral Home Books Index contains 23,655 names . Of these 4,519 are cross-references, so the list represents 19,136 people.

    Index To The Scrapbooks at Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society (California)

    Extracts of Genealogical Interest from Early Mountain View, California Newspapers (archived Web page : may be unavailable, incomplete, or slow to respond)

    Santa Clara County, California Cemeteries

    Santa Clara County, California Marriages (partial)

    Santa Clara County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Santa Cruz County

    1850 Census of Santa Cruz County, California

    Santa Cruz County, California 1880 Census

    Santa Cruz County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Shasta County

    Shasta County, California Marriages 1861-1888

    Shasta County, California Marriages 1888-1896

    Shasta County, California 1920 Census, Enumeration District 107

    Shasta County, California 1881 Directory

    Shasta County, California 1885 Directory

    Shasta County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Shasta County, California Cemeteries


  • Sierra County

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Sierra County, California

    Sierra County, California Cemeteries

    Sierra County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Siskiyou County

    Siskiyou County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Solano County

    Solano County, California Cemeteries

    Solano County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Sonoma County

    1850 Federal Census Sonoma County, California (USGenWeb Census Project)

    Sonoma County, California 1850 Federal Census (us-census.org)

    Judgments in Sonoma County, California Courts 1852 - 1917

    Index to Naturalization Records in Sonoma County, California 1841-1906

    Members of the Marin, Sonoma, Napa & Mendocino Pioneer Association, California. Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Sonoma County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Sonoma County, California Biographies

    Sonoma County, California Cemeteries

    Indigent Records of Sonoma County, California 1878-1926. The indigents (vol. 1) and taxpayers who certified indigent need (vol. 2 and 3) : Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3


  • Stanislaus County

    Stanislaus County, California 1870 Census

    Stanislaus County, California 1900 Census (partial)

    Stanislaus County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Stanislaus County, California Cemeteries


  • Sutter County

    Sutter County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Tehama County

    Tehama County, California Cemeteries

    Tehama County, California 1885 Directory

    Tehama County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Tehama County, California WW2 Enlistments


  • Tolumne County

    Tolumne County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Tolumne County, California Cemeteries

    Tolumne County, California Births: 1863 through 1925 (Newspaper Extractions)


  • Trinity County

    Trinity County, California Marriage Records By Groom 1950-1959

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Trinity County, California

    Trinity County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Trinity County, California WW2 Army Enlistees


  • Tulare County

    Tulare County, California 1870 Census

    Tulare County, California Cemeteries

    Misc. Tulare County, California Census Records

    1869 Great Register of Tulare County, California

    1890 Great Register of Tulare County, California

    Tulare County, California Marriages : Bride's Index 1852 - 1893 - Groom's Index 1852 - 1893 - Bride's Index 1893 - 1909 - Groom's Index 1893 - 1909

    1898 Great Register of Tulare County, California

    Tulare County, California Obituaries 1890 to 1996

    Tulare County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Probate Case Index for Tulare County, California - 1859 to 1920


  • Tuolumne County

    Tuolumne County, California World War II Army Enlistees. Surnames : A to L - M to Z


  • Ventura County

    Ventura County, California 1880 Federal Census

    1900 Federal Census, Ventura County, California

    Ventura County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Yolo County

    Yolo County, California Index to Federal Land Records


  • Yuba County

    Members of the Pioneer Association of the City of Marysville (Yuba County). Source: "The Argonauts Of California" by C. W. Haskins, 1890.

    Birth information from the 1917-1918 civilian draft registration cards for Yuba County, California

    Yuba County, California Index to Federal Land Records

    Yuba County, California Cemeteries

    Smartville Cemetery, Yuba County, California. Memorial inscriptions and headstone photos.


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