Friday, October 9, 2009

California Genealogy and History Archives

If you are a California researcher, or have California ancestry, have you checked out the California Genealogy and and History Archives site at http://calarchives4u.com/?

There are web pages for the following Collections:

Argonauts (Pioneers)
Bible
Biographies -- (partial)
Births
Books

CA Connections -- See who may be researching your family line.
Cemetery Records and Tombstone Photos
Census
Church
Civil War Records: Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867

Civil War files: obits, documents, newspaper clippings, re-enactments, etc
Civilian Conservation Corp
Crimes and Criminals: pre 1924
Death records - Obits
Diaries and Letters

Directories: County and City
Family Files
History
Maps
Marriages

Military
Misc. Records
Missions
Newspapers
Notaries

Obits -Death records
Organizations
Pension Files
Photos & Images
Registers: Great and Voting

Schools
Taxes
Wills

Some of the collections are fairly sparse, but some of them are quite large. Check out the Cemetery Records and Tombstone Photos and the Obits -Death records.

Many of the California cemetery records are also in the US GenWeb Archives Tombstone Transcription Project.

More information about individual counties, and the records availability in those counties, can be found on the California USGenWeb pages at http://cagenweb.com/

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Thanks for posting this, Randy. Through these links I was able to find over a dozen websites that have transcribed historical directories for California, which I plan to link to at my online historical directory site.