Explore research in California.
Goal 3: Learn about California vital records.
A. Learn about California vital records.
B. Explore California marriage and death records.
C. Explore California census and voter records.
- Explore state and county census records for California ancestors.
- Find voter registration records in California.
- Get an overview of California censuses in this article.
- Learn about California census records.
Census Records for California
- Explore the MyFreeCensus site for California state and county census records.
- Explore additional links for California census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
- Explore California census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
- Learn about California voting registers in this article.
FS—California Voting Registers
- FS: California Birth Index, 1905-1995
- FS: California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
- AC: California, Birth Records from Select Counties, 1872-1987
- FS: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
- FS: California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
- FS: California Death Index, 1905-1939
- FS: California Great Registers, 1866-1910
- FS: California State Census, 1852
Goal 11: Search records from California.
A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or California County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for California.
Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.
- In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
- Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.
B Explore additional record collections.
- In FamilySearch, explore the California Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
- In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.
Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium
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