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California Online Genealogy Records

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Guide to California Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

California Statewide Online Genealogy Records

This chart shows links to statewide collections. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions (such as a county or town), go to Locating Online Databases.

Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com can be searched free of charge at your local family history center or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce
African American Resources for California
Biographies
Cemetery Records


Census
Church Records
Compiled Genealogies
Directories
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Emigration and Immigration Records


Genealogical Societies
History
Hospitals
Land and Property
Maps
Military Records
General Records


Indian Wars, dates vary


War of 1812, 1812-1815


Mexican War, 1846-1848


Civil War, 1861-1865


Spanish-American War, 1898


World War I, 1917-1918


World War II, 1941-1945


Naturalization Records
Newspapers
Obituaries
Periodicals


Prison Records
Probate Records
Tax Records
Voting Registers

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