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Part Number: WXCAWOMEN_

Price: $9.95
What resources are available for researching your California ancestress? California women received the right to vote in 1911 which results in records nonexistent in some other states but other activities like club memberships, church activities, and work leave even more. Periodicals, directories, cookbooks, and organizational records leave a trail that should be explored. We’ll look at specific California examples and where to find information on your California female ancestor.

1 hour 8 minutes, plus 9 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXCAMELTPT_

Price: $9.95
The story of California is the story of its diverse ethnic population. Rich records exist to trace the citizens of California in archival, library, museum, historical and genealogical collections. Learn more about these collections documenting the lives of the Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, African Americans, and Native Americans in California. We will start with familiar resources like censuses and expand our search to include specific manuscript and special collections housed in archives and libraries throughout the state.

1 hour, plus 11 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXCOURTHS_

Price: $9.95
Not all California courthouse records are at the courthouse. And for most courthouses, the researcher must rely on paying for a search which may or may not result in the records they need. Knowing the structure of the California court system and how to access records is important in order to avoid frustration. We’ll look at what must be requested, what is available online through the courthouse website, what can be searched in person, what is available at various archives, FamilySearch and other websites.

47 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXCALNPBK_

Price: $9.95
In this webinar we look at the printed word. Newspapers provide us with the details of everyday life that are hard to find anywhere else. Digitized books span the realm of the local history and biography which helps to tell the story of places and people. Where can you find Californian newspapers and digitized books? Many times you can find what you need online through digitization projects, subscription and free websites but for those times you can’t find what you need, knowing what is available and where is important.

1 hour 2 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXCACOUNT_

Price: $9.95
One of the first things we do as family history researchers is to track our ancestor in the federal census. This provides us with a time and place for our family. But there are other records that can also provide that information. Aside from the federal census, it’s important to be familiar with state specific censuses, directories (city as well as topical) and voter registrations. These resources provide names, relationships, addresses, occupations and other genealogically important data. We’ll look at what is available and where to find these items online and off.

1 hour 6 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXCALNDMAP_

Price: $9.95
California land ownership has changed over time starting with Spanish land grants. Understanding where the records are depends on the historical time period. A good map of California is a must and over time the map of this state has evolved from showing California as an island to the California we know today with 59 counties. We will take a look at land records historically and where they can be found. We will also look at maps through the history of California and what map collections can help you better understand the places your ancestor lived.

1 hour 3 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXLIVDIECA_

Price: $9.95
Birth, marriage, death, and a final resting place. These are all important events in documenting our ancestor’s life. California officially started recording BMD events in 1905 but what counties started the process earlier? What alternative sources exist for vital records when a government issued certificate is not available? Once you have documented the death of an ancestor, where do you find their final resting place? We will explore vital record recording in California and alternatives prior to official state recording. We will also explore other places to find information about your ancestor’s BMD event. Finally we will look at what types of cemeteries exist in California and where to find burial information.
 
1 hour 8 minutes, plus 10 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXRESCA_

Price: $9.95
Have California ancestors? Where do you start looking? Trying to figure out what is available can be intimidating and time consuming. In this webinar we look at what you need to know to start your California research. We’ll explore repositories for research starting with archives, libraries, and museums and then cover genealogical and historical societies. We will continue our discussion by looking at what California collections are online. Knowing what is available will help you better understand where to look for that must-have record.
 
1 hour 9 minutes, plus 9 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.