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Genealogy Research in Alameda County, California

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in California? Why not hire a professional genealogist to assist you
with your genealogy search? California became a U.S. state on September 9, 1850, but the written record there began much earlier when the Spanish explored and settled the area during the 1500's. Many types of records including land deeds, family wills, military records, family histories, and vital records are widely available for almost 500 years of the state's history. Contact our researchers today and learn how we might help you with your family tree search.

Many ethnic groups and nationalities settled or lived in
in the past including Native American tribes like
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is an exciting state to do research in because of the extensive and high quality records available to the professional genealogist at the various libraries, county courthouses, archives, and other repositories located throughout the state, and at places like the LDS Family History Library in Utah. Contact our genealogists today to learn how we might help you with your genealogy search in California using many of these great records and resources.

About Our California Research Team

If you would like a professional genealogist to undertake a tailor-made genealogy search for you and your family, please contact us today to learn  more about our unique ancestry research services. Our researchers are looking forward to assisting you with your California family tree search. Genealogy research can be carried out for you in all California towns, cities, and counties.

Our California genealogy research team consists of expert genealogists
who live and work in Sacramento (doing research at the California State Library, etc.), another group that works in the U.S. capitol in Washington, D.C. (at places like the U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress),
and a third team of researchers that works full time at the LDS Family
History Library
in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records collection of the Family History Library is the single most important resource for family tree research since it consists of literally billions of genealogy records from all parts of the globe, making it the largest and most important collection of genealogical information available in the world. Included in the Family History Library's collections are literally millions of genealogical records related to the state of California which can be a great help to your ancestry search. Click here to read what our clients are saying about our genealogists and our unique family tree research services.

Did you know that millions of genealogy records are NOT available on the internet?

Many people are unaware that many important records which are crucial to their family tree search cannot be found online. Many California records, for example, are only available to researchers who physically visit repositories at the local level in California, at the federal level in Washington, D.C., or at the LDS Family History Library in Utah. Our genealogy researchers have access to all of these records and are ready to assist you with your genealogy search in California. So, if you have limited your past family tree research to exhaustive internet searches at Ancestry.com, Rootsweb, and other online databases and web sites, you may have reached a brick  wall because you're missing out on the literal gold mine of records available to our genealogists on microfilm, in books, and
in other published works at these important locations.

    Many genealogical records related to your ancestry search, important records like family wills, court records, obituaries, death certificates, military records and land deeds are generally not available online and can only be obtained by mailing research requests to places like local public libraries or cemeteries, or by visiting the LDS Family History Library results are to be achieved during your project. For these and other reasons, it's sometimes a great idea to hire a in Utah. These records are critical to any comprehensive ancestry search and should not be overlooked if high quality and thorough research professional genealogist to assist you with your genealogy search.

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Because of the time and expense involved in doing your own research, it is often a great help to enlist the services of a professional genealogist who can undertake this hard work on your behalf, saving you hundreds of hours of time and money in the process. We know where to go to get the records you're looking for, we have people on the ground in the places of interest to you, we get fantastic results for our clients, and we love what we do! Hire a genealogist today and let us help you uncover the secrets of your family's past by allowing us to create an ancestry search that is custom made for you and your family.


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Speak to a genealogist today to learn how we can be of help and service to you in your genealogy quest. Let us answer your questions before you begin your ancestry research project in California. To learn more about our projects and pricing please click here. If you are ready to begin this exciting research, please provide us with some information as listed in the box below to help us get started on your case:

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before we were
born is to remain
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what is the worth
of a human life unless it is
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of our ancestors by the records
of history"

-Cicero (106-43 B.C.

Family Tree Research - Alameda County, CA

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Alameda County, California Genealogy Resources

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Alameda County? Our expert research team has put
 together some helpful links and resources to help you get started with your family tree research. Many of the
CA resources listed on this page are often used by our genealogists during a typical ancestry search to help
locate important records like birth certificates, obituaries, court records, marriage certificates, land deeds,
and family histories.


Census Records

Alameda County Census Records - Census Online

Alameda County Federal Census Index - US-Census.org

  Census records for Alameda County - Genealogy Trails History Group 

1860 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1860 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

1870 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1870 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

1880 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1880 Census of Alameda County, CA - FamilySearch.org

1880 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

1900 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1900 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

1910 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1910 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

1920 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1920 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

1930 Census of Alameda County, CA - Ancestry.com

1930 Census of Alameda County, CA - USGenWeb Census Project

Court and Legal Records


Oakland, California 1921 City Directory 


Alameda County - The Ideal Place for Your California Home

Alameda County - California State Historical Landmarks

Alameda County Courthouse - The California Supreme Court Historical Society

Alameda County Historical and Cultural Resources

California State Historical Landmarks - Alameda County

The Centennial Year Book of Alameda County, California

Genealogy Trails History Group - Alameda County Timeline

The Historical Marker Database - Alameda County Historical Markers 

Historical Marker Society of America - Alameda County Historical Markers

The History of Alameda County California - (1928)

History of Alameda County, California (1883)

A Memorial and biographical history of northern California, Illustrated

National Register of Historic Places - Alameda County, California

The Natural Wealth of California, 1868 - Alameda County    

Past and Present of Alameda County, California - Volume 1

Past and Present of Alameda County California - Volume II

Wikipedia.org - Alameda County, California History

Land Records

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office - Alameda County Land Patents

UC Berkeley Library - Mexican Land Grants 

USGenWeb Archives - California Federal Land Records 

Libraries and Archives

African American Museum & Library at Oakland 

Alameda County Museums - California Association of Museums

Alameda Museum 

Albany Library Historical Collection 

Ardenwood Historic Farm 

The Bancroft Library - University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley History Room - Berkeley Public Library

California Genealogical Society - Oakland, CA

California Cultural Directory - Alameda County Resources 

California Historical Society - San Francisco, CA

California State Archives - Sacramento, CA

California State Library - Sacramento, CA

Camron-Stanford House - Oakland, CA

The Centerville Depot - Fremont, CA

Dublin Heritage Center 

Dunsmuir House & Gardens - Oakland, CA

Family History Library Catalog - Alameda County, CA

Genealogy Resources by Title - Pleasanton Library

Historical Collection - Albany Library

J. A. Freitas Library - União Portuguesa do Estado da California

Local History Resources at the Fremont Main Library 

McConaghy House - Hayward, CA

Museum of Local History - Fremont, CA

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - Laguna Niguel, CA

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - Riverside, CA

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - San Francisco, CA

Oakland History Room of the Main Library 

Oakland Museum of California 

Pardee House Museum - Oakland, CA

Public-Libraries.org - Alameda County Libraries

Union City Historical Museum

USGenWeb Archives- Alameda County, CA

Military Records

Army-Navy Distributing Center 

California State Military Museum - Camp Barrett 

California State Military Museum - Coast Guard Island

California State Military Museum - Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Oakland

California State Military Museum - Fleet Industrial Supply Center Alameda Annex

California State Military Museum - Harbor Defenses of San Francisco 

California State Military Museum - Livermore Gunnery Range

Camp Allen  

Camp Ashby

Camp Downey  

Camp John T. Knight

Camp Merchant 

Emeryville Ordnance Depot

Genealogy Trails History Group - 1883 Pensioners Alameda County, CA

Hayward Air National Guard Base

Korean War - Alameda County Korean War Casualties 

NAS Alameda, California History

NAS Oakland, California History

Naval Air Station, Alameda

Naval Air Station, Livermore

Naval Air Station, Oakland

Naval Landing Force Equipment Depot, Albany

Naval Outlying Field Livermore

Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland

Oakland Area Station Hospital

Oakland Army Base

Parks Reserve Forces Training Area

World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps - Alameda County, CA



African American Genealogical Society of Northern California 

The Berkeley Historical Society 

California Castro Valley User Group 

California Genealogical Society and Library - Oakland, CA

The Dublin Historical Preservation Association 

East Bay Genealogical Society of Oakland, California 

Gen. Alfred Pleasanton Camp No. 24, Castro Valley - The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Hayward Area Historical Society 

California Genealogical Society - Oakland, CA

California Historical Society - San Francisco, CA

Livermore Heritage Guild 

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Ohlone Chapter

Vital Records

Click Below to Learn More about Your California Genealogy

County Formation Date County Seat
Alameda County 1853 Oakland Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties
Alpine County 1864 Markleeville Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Mono and Tuolumne Counties
Amador County 1854 Jackson Calaveras 
Butte County 1850 Oroville original county
Calaveras County 1850 San Andreas
original county
Colusa County 1850 Colusa original county
Contra Costa County 1850 Martinez original county
Del Norte County 1857 Crescent City Klamath County
El Dorado County 1850 Placerville original county
Fresno County 1856 Fresno Mariposa, Merced and Tulare Counties
Glenn County 1891 Willows Colusa County
Humboldt County 1853 Eureka Trinity County
Imperial County 1907 El Centro San Diego County
Inyo County 1866 Independence Mono and Tulare Counties
Kern County 1866 Bakersfield Los Angeles and Tulare Counties
Kings County 1893 Hanford Tulare County
Lake County 1861 Lakeport Napa County
Lassen County 1864 Susanville Plumas and Shasta,
and now defunct Lake County, Nevada
Los Angeles County 1850 Los Angeles original county
Madera County 1893 Madera Mariposa County
Marin County 1850 San Rafael original county
Mariposa County 1850 Mariposa original county
Mendocino County 1850 Ukiah original county
Merced County 1855 Merced Mariposa County
Modoc County 1874 Alturas Siskiyou County
Mono County 1861 Bridgeport Calaveras, Fresno and Mariposa Counties
Monterey County 1850 Salinas original county
Napa County 1850 Napa original county
Nevada County 1851 Nevada City Yuba County
Orange County 1889 Santa Ana Los Angeles County
Placer County 1851 Auburn Sutter and Yuba Counties
Plumas County 1854 Quincy Butte County
Riverside County 1893 Riverside San Bernardino and San Diego Counties
Sacramento County 1850 Sacramento
original county
San Benito County 1874 Hollister Monterey County
San Bernardino County 1853 San Bernardino Los Angeles County
San Diego County 1850 San Diego original county
San Francisco County 1850 San Francisco  original county
San Joaquin County 1850 Stockton  original county
San Luis Obispo County 1850 San Luis Obispo  original county
San Mateo County 1856 Redwood City San Francisco County
Santa Barbara County 1850 Santa Barbara  original county
Santa Clara County 1850 San Jose  original county
Santa Cruz County 1850 Santa Cruz
original county
Shasta County 1850 Redding  original county
Sierra County 1852 Downieville Yuba County
Siskiyou County 1852 Yreka Shasta and Klamath Counties
Solano County 1850 Fairfield  original county
Sonoma County 1850 Santa Rosa  original county
Stanislaus County 1854 Modesto Tuolumne County
Sutter County 1850 Yuba City original county
Tehama County 1856 Red Bluff Butte, Colusa and Shasta Counties
Trinity County 1850 Weaverville original county
Tulare County 1852 Visalia Mariposa County
Tuolumne County 1850 Sonora original county
Ventura County 1872 Ventura Santa Barbara County
Yolo County 1850 Woodland original county
Yuba County 1850 Marysville original county

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 to the success of any given genealogy search. Some major records of genealogical value include land deeds, vital
 records, local histories, biographical records, cemetery records, birth certificates, obituaries, newspapers, as well
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 archives, public libraries, and other repositories of records and can be of great help to your family tree search.

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