1895 U.S. Atlas - California
Scanned images of county and state maps, index of towns.[The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
Ancestry.com - U.S. Federal Censuses
Browse by census year, state, county, township. Census images available with fee-based subscription.
Ancestry.com Wiki - California Family History Research
The Ancestry.com Wiki includes helpful content from two classic genealogical publications--The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, and the Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
California Genealogy and History Archives - California Cemeteries
Photos and transcriptions.
California State Association of Counties - California's Counties
Links for cities within each county, county websites, county maps, county history and more.
California County History
California County Seats From 1850 to Present, County by County
How Did Our 58 Counties Get Their Names?
Maps of California Counties: 1850 to Present
Original 27 Counties
The Creation of Our 58 Counties
Census Online - Links to Online Census Data - California
FamilySearch - Family History Center Locator: California
From FamilySearch.org - Find a FamilySearch Center
FamilySearch Catalog - California
Find A Grave - Browse Cemeteries by US County - California
Information for over 300,000 cemeteries in over 170 different countries. Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave. You can also try the Find A Grave Search Form.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
From the USGS. Provides cemetery location information, as well as other physical features within a county and state.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Local Government Records
Held by the California State Archives.
NACO (National Association of Counties) - About Counties
Cities in the State
RootsWeb - California County Message Boards
The Political Graveyard: Index to Cemeteries in California
USGenWeb - California
USGenWeb Archives - California
vitalrec.com - Vital Records Information - California
Resources to help you obtain a birth certificate, death record, marriage license and more by mail or online.
Yale Peabody Museum: GNIS Database - Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
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