Find Your California Kin

By Diane Haddad

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 West Coast ports, Great Depression-era “Okies,” and fortune-seekers from any era.

California’s population grew explosively before record-keeping was well-established. So how do you pick out your ancestor from all those people? Get help tracing your Golden State roots in our next webinar:

California Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Golden State Ancestors

You’ll learn about helpful records for California research, the best websites to search, and hints for dealing with common obstacles such as long waits for vital records and the San Francisco earthquake and fire. With your registration for the live session, you’ll get:

  • Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session
  • Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
  • PDF of the presentation slides for your future reference
  • PDF of our California State Research Guide

The $39.99 early bird price ends May 14. Learn more and register here.