The Family Record - Professional Genealogist & Heir Finder
'Searching for CaliforniaCourthouse Records'
MoCoGenSo program, Nov. 2, 2017

Links:
California State Archives Collections, http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/county-and-city-records/
California State Archives Dr. Coy's book, http://archives.cdn.sos.ca.gov/local-gov-program/pdf/coy.pdf
Marin Superior Court civil case index, http://www.marincourt.org/PublicIndex/Default.aspx

Monterey Historical Museum, http://mchsmuseum.com/salinas/about-society/location-visiting-hours/  (archives by appointment, use email contact)
Monterey Superior Court, see historical records link at bottom, http://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/
Santa Clara County Archives,  https://www.sccgov.org/sites/archives/Pages/Santa-Clara-County-Archives.aspx
(by appointment)

Additional information:
California Dept. of Health, information about obtaining copies of vital records:

California Legislative Information re. non-comprehensive indices

U.C. Davis, information about Cord Blood Research, https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cordblood/about.html

Riverside County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder, Confidential Marriage information

Sacramento County Recorder, Online Index of Recorded Documents, https://erosi.saccounty.net/


Some favorites:
Ancestry.com Ancestry’s Red Book and The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Red_Book:_American_State,_County,_and_Town_Sources 
California State Library, search catalog, www.library.ca.gov/collections/sutro.html
California State Library, addresses, http://www.library.ca.gov/about/cslgen3.html

FamilySearch.org and Italy National Archives indexing project:
Family Tree Magazine, http://familytreemagazine.com/ 
Findagrave.com,http://www.findagrave.com/index.html  >  'Search 165 million grave records'
findmypast.com, https://www.findmypast.com/content/get-started , ‘Quick Tips’
Fold3.com, for military, www.fold3.com (also some city directories, Texas vital records, etc)
 
Genlighten.com, low cost ‘look-up’ or research help (some foreign countries), https://www.genlighten.com/ 
Google Books, http://books.google.com/, search for older books and publications
Hamilton County Probate Court, Ohio, database, images, https://www.probatect.org/court-records/archive-categories
Italian Genealogy, http://www.italiangen.org/records-search/ (New York vital info/also naturalization index)
Legacy Family Tree (computer program), www.legacyfamilytree.com/
 
Monterey County Genealogy Society, upcoming programshttp://www.mocogenso.org

Maine State Library, obituaries,http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/obituary.htm
Missouri Digital Heritage, death records, http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

National Archives, U.S. census information, http://www.archives.gov/research/census/
Online Archive of California, http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ a gateway to repositories in California
    ‘Browse Institutions’ or search box
Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records, http://www.deathindexes.com/

Rocky Mountain Online Archive, http://rmoa.unm.edu/ Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming
RootsIreland, http://www.rootsireland.ie/ (databases, ‘pay per-view’ system)
Rootsweb.com, http://www.rootsweb.com click ‘Search Family Trees,’ also message boards, email lists
Rutherford B. Hayes Library, Ohio, http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/
Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Rd (2nd floor), Santa Clara, CA,
 http://library.santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=8  (search catalog, make list for library visit)

Shelby County [Tennessee] Register of Deeds, databases, images, http://register.shelby.tn.us/
South Carolina State Archives,  databases, some images, http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/
Vermilion County, Illinois, Recorder, search land records http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/recorder_landsearch.htm 
Washington Digital Archive, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/
 
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as of Oct. 30, 2017
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