This section lists the societies of California, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
The society was established in 1898. There is an on-line catalogue of their resources accessible in their Library, 2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland.
There are also many Searchable Databases including:
The association was established in 1964. Their aims are to promote and encourage interest in genealogy and family history, and to help people conduct effective genealogical research.
They have a Family Research Library which houses over 35000 volumes, which include 6000 genealogies.
Collections include microfilms, manuscripts, maps and periodicals. An on-line catalogue of their books is available on their site.
As the Research Library is classed as being a FamilySearch centre, people are also able to view microfilm and microfiche ordered through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
The society was founded in 1976. There are numerous resources accessible at their Research Centre, Winnell Industrial Park, 39450 North 3rd St. East, Suite 116, Palmdale.Website:
Many resources, some relating to England and Wales, are held by the society, and are accessible at Grant R. Brimhall (Thousand Oaks) Library. A monthly newsletter, 'The Genealogist,' and a three-monthly publication, Rabbit Tracks, are published by the society. These publications are available to members only.
Many books are available for sale, which include:
These books are available at the society's monthly general meetings.
Established in 1975, the association now has over 100 members. There are several on-line databases, including:
A Cemetery Transcripts database, which has details of transcriptions from Oak View Cemetery, Antioch, is also accessible.
Their site includes indexes to Lake Elsinore Cemetery and Lake Elsinore Obituaries. There is also a list of books available at Wildomar Library, which do not just cover California, but the entire United States of America.
Topics covered include:
They also have books giving information about:
The association was established in 1977. There are numerous archives on the site, including an index of tombstone inscriptions in four cemeteries in Livermore and also Pleasanton and Dublin Cemeteries.
There is also a list of:
The association is a non-profit making association established in May 1977. Their aims are to preserve documents and materials and other historical collections, to encourage and promote publication of family histories, to provide access to these materials and to provide a forum where people can exchange genealogical information
Their Library is located at Marin Family History Center and holds numerous books, CDs and periodicals. There is an index to their publication The Kin Tracer on the site.
Many publications are sold by the society, which include:
The association was established in 1975 and houses an extensive collection of materials in their Library, not just from California but from the entire United States of America and Worldwide, including England and Wales. There is also an on-line catalogue to these materials.
The association was established in 1963 and now has approximately 400 members. Their collection, containing numerous archives, is accessible at HB Central Library.
They also have other items relating to Europe and Asia, American Indians, Mexico and Central America and Canada. It is possible to search this collection of resources on the Library's site.
The association was established in 1968.
Details of the resources accessible in their library are on their site.
An index to Sites and Cemeteries (Book 1-12) and information about certain places in Butte County are also available.
In addition, a collection of more than 85000 obituaries and death notices from Butte County newspapers 1855-2013 is available.
Some publications are available for sale, which include:
The history of places in Butte County is accessible. They also have links to other sites you may find useful.
The association was established in 1955, its aim being to promote and encourage interest in genealogy and family history.
Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:
A list of surnames currently being researched by members of the society is accessible.
They have an on-line catalogue of their resources accessible at their Library which is located in Carnegie Museum. Their newsletter is published bi-monthly and there are on-line indexes to those published from 2003-2007.
A list surnames currently being researched by their members is available.
The society was established in 1978 and its aim is to help members conduct family tree research by helping to preserve records and publishing information.
Their site contains details of their publications for sale, which include:
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is available.
Founded in 1946, the association aims to encourage and promote interest in genealogy. An on-line catalogue of their extensive resources housed at their Library at 7343 Ronson Road, Suite O, is available on their site.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.
The aims of the association are to promote interest in genealogy, preserve records and documents and promote accuracy in genealogical research.
Many of the Society's resources are accessible in Cesar Chavez Central Library, which include:
Some publications are sold by the Society, which incorporate:
A list of cemeteries in the area is available, along with copies of their newsletters and an index to surnames currently being researched by members.
The society has a vast collection of resources accessible at Canada College Library. It is possible to peruse an online catalogue of these resources on their site.
An on-line catalogue of their CD Collection is on their site.
Numerous on-line databases are accessible, including:
Online databases also incorporate:
The association was established in 1957. It has an International Genealogy Collection based at Santa Clara City Library, which includes books, CD-ROMs, microfilm and microfiche.
Many on-line databases are accessible on their website, which incorporate:
The society was established in 1981. Many on-line databases and indexes are on their site, including:
The site also has details of CD's available at Solano County Genealogical Library and a list of surnames currently being researched by members of the association.
The society was founded in 1977.
Their aims are to provide a means for people to exchange ideas and information and to preserve and promote local genealogies.
Numerous publications and programs to help people interested in researching their own genealogy are also accessible.
Their collections, which include 1200 titles and 300 periodicals, are housed in Katy Geissert Torrance Civic Centre Library and include books relating to:
They also have information regarding local Cemeteries, along with some transcriptions, a small map collection, vertical file and resources on microfiche.
Links to other sites you may find of use are accessible, including sites maintained by their own members.
The association was established in 1994 to encourage and help people with their family tree research. Their resources are accessible at Mission Viejo Library and an on-line catalogue of these resources is accessible on the site. These resources do not just relate to California, but all across the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members of the organisation is available, some of whom have an interest in England and Wales.
The society has transcribed nearly all the Tracy Cemetery Records, including Brichetto Cemetery, Midway Cemetery and Tracy Cemetery. These are available to search in Alphabetical Order. A list of deaths occurring in the Tracy Area is accessible.
In addition, an index of surnames currently being researched by members of the organisation is on the site.
The association was founded in 1978 and now has over 200 members. Their site includes an on-line catalogue of their resources accessible at Camarillo City Library. There is also an index of surnames currently being researched by group members.
It is possible to search a catalogue of the association's Library Collection, which includes Genealogies, the Mayflower Ancestral Index and Royalty for Commoners, along with United States and International Collections, by using the Whittier College Wardman Library on-line catalogue and choosing WAGS Collection in the location field.
There is also an index of surnames currently being researched by group members.