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California Census & Voter Lists

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898 3,682,335
California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 595,889
California State Census, 1852 164,511
California, Index to Census Roll of Indians, 1928-1933 26,744
California Spanish Mission Censuses, 1796-1798 4,720
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California Birth, Marriage & Death

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 24,592,944
California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 9,801,031
California, Death Index, 1940-1997 9,356,990
California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 5,221,182
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1994 2,922,713
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California Military

California, Military Registers, 1858-1923 142,771
U.S., Merchant Marine Applications for License of Officers, 1914-1949 17,776
California, WWI Soldier Service Cards and Photos, 1917-1918 9,983
California, WWI Soldier Photographs, 1917-1918Free 4,800
California, World War I Soldier Citations, 1918-1921Free 3,341
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California Immigration & Travel

Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964 5,878,615
California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959 5,871,015
U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)Free 5,823,351
California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999Updated 3,095,725
U.S., Applications for Seaman's Protection Certificates, 1916-1940 320,331
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California Newspapers & Publications

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California Pictures

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California Schools, Directories & Church Histories

California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950Free 5,689,563
California, Occupational Licenses, Registers, and Directories, 1876-1969 848,561
U.S., Selected States Dutch Reformed Church Membership Records, 1701-1995Updated 465,390
San Francisco, California Directories, 1889-91 252,944
U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970 210,144
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California Convict, Criminal, Land & Wills

California, San Mateo County Records, 1855-1991 1,595,496
California, Prison and Correctional Records, 1851-1950 284,800
California, Wills and Probate Records, 1850-1953 198,999
California, Alien Land Ownership Records, 1921-1952Free 39,170
California, Spanish Land Records, 1784-1868Free 1,827
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California Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs

Who's Who on the Pacific Coast, 1913Free 3,701
California Cemetery Inscription Sources 3,169
Register of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution : instituted at San Francisco, California, October 22 325
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California Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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California Stories, Memories & Histories

An Enduring Legacy 26,448
U.S., Women of the West, 1928Free 4,669
California, Pioneer Index, 1769-1848 2,980
History of the San Francisco Bay region 1,363
Historical and biographical record of southern California : containing a history of southern California from its earliest settl 1,114
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