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Our ancestors poured into California from all walks of life: They were early Spanish missionaries, Gold Rush migrants, wagon train pioneers, railroad workers, immigrants through...
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Learn about California's history and available records in this research guide that includes a map and bibliography.
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Our county-by-county listing of California has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.
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