Assorted Groups (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
California Tribes - Federally recognized (interactive map/sites)
Chinese in California - 1850-1925, source: Library of Congress.
Jewish Presence in Los Angeles - Enter the world of 1850 in Los Angeles (History of the
Jewish Community of Early Los Angeles).
Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
Please click here - (Counties we have listed), (To list a local society, please contact us.)
Historical interest Items, etc.:
Angel Island Immigration Station - Experience the "Ellis Island" of the West.
California Goldrush - Eyewitness to History
California Goldrush - California's untold stories (Oakland Museum of California)
California Maps - (downloadable)
Libraries & Newspapers:
Bancroft Library - California Heritage Collection. An online archive of more than 30,000
images illustrating California's history and culture, from the collections of the
Bancroft Library - University of California at Berkeley (UCB)
California Genealogical Society and Library - Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or
have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your
genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS).
California Newspaper Project - A Program of the Center for Bibliographical Studies and
statewide newspaper preservation with public access, sponsored by the University
of California, Riverside.
Golden Nuggett Library - Established to furnish California databases for genealogical
research. A work in progress.
Richard Nixon - Presidential Library and Museum
Ronald Reagan - Presidential Foundation and Library
Newspapers - A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from
1846 to the present. The California Digital Newspaper Collection is a project of the
Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) at the University of
Newspapers - San Francisco Call database for 1869-1896
Olden Times - Old newsworthy items from early California
UCSC University Library - Oral History Primer
National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
Cabrillo National Monument - Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan
Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is
now the West Coast of the United States. Also see San Diego County.
El Presidio de Santa Barbara - Surrounded by the bustle of the modern-day city of
Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa BĚrbara State Historic Park preserves the site
of the last of four military outposts built by the Spanish along the coast of
Alta California. Also see Santa Barbara County.
Fort Point National Historic Site - From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular
Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and
foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates
display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period. Also see
San Francisco County.
Notaries Public - found in California Blue Books and Governmental Records (1836-1909)
State Capital City: Sacramento (Capital since 1854 - located in Sacramento County)
The State name: It's thought that the name California comes from a sixteenth century novel, Las Sergas de Esplandian by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo. Spanish explorers Hernando Cortez and Ortuno Ximenez were familiar with the work of Montalvo and probably named the territory after the gold laden island described in the novel.
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
California - Federal Land Records (by county)
California - Slave Era Insurance Records of slaves and slaveholders
California Death Index - 1940-1995
California Marriage Records - (several counties)
California Unclaimed Persons - a list provided by Coroner's Office
Death Records - 1940-1997
Death Records - Overland Monthly And Out West Magazine 1872
Foreign Born Voters - California, 1872 (a database of over 61,000 individuals)
Marriage Records - on the Pacific Coast, 1872.
Southern California Obituary Resource Project - This website is designed to teach you
*how* to conduct a comprehensive search for an obituary. It gives you places to
look and provides lists of newspapers so you can prepare your search from the
comfort of your Internet connection.