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Birth and Marriage Records
Church Records
Contributors
Court Records & Jail
Death
Directories
Finding Aids
Historical Resources
Land Records
Maps
Military Records
Miscellaneous
Naturalization & Immigration Records
Newspaper Records
Photographs
Researchers Societies

Established Date:

11 Mar 1889

Organized From:

Los Angeles

County Seat:

Santa Ana

SocietiesBack to the top of page

Society Member Address City State Zip
Coronado Historical Association PO Box 393 Corona del Mar CA 92625
Costa Mesa Historical Society PO Box 1764 Costa Mesa CA 92628
Garden Grove Historical Society 12174 Euclid Street Garden Grove CA 92640
Genealogical Society of North Orange County California YPO Box 706 Yorba Linda CA 92885-0706
Historical Society of Laguna Hills PO Box 2220 Laguna Hills CA 92654
Irvine Historical Society 5 San Joaquin Irvine CA 92612
Jewish Genealogical Society of Orange County 11751 Cherry Street Los Alamitos CA 90720
La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society 2310 Vista Road La Habra CA 90631
Laguna Beach Historical Society 278 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach CA 92651
Leisure World Genealogical Workshop 2300 Beverly Manor Road Seal Beach CA 90740
Orange County AAGS 3581 Hamilton St. Irvine CA 92614-6626
Orange County California Genealogical Society Yc/o Huntington Beach Central Library Huntington Beach CA 92648
Orange County Historical Commission 2002 North Main Santa Ana CA 92706
Placentia Historical Committee 401 East Chapman Avenue Placentia CA 92670
Polish Genealogical Society of Cal PO Box 713 Midway City CA 92655
Saddleback Area Historical Society PO Box 156 El Toro CA 92630
San Clemente Historical Society 2501 South El Camino Real San Clemente CA 92672
Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society 120 Civic Center Drive, W. Santa Ana CA 92701
Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research YP.O. Box 490 Midway City CA 92655
South Orange County California Genealogical Society YPO Box 4513 Mission Viejo CA 92690-4513
Southern California Chapter Assn of Professional Genealogists YPO Box 9486 Brea CA 92822-9486
Villa Park Historical Society City Hall of Villa Park Villa Park CA 92667

Birth & Marriage RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Birth & Marriage Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Register OriginalBirths, marriages, and deaths. Orange County Clerk RecorderOrange County

Church RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Church Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Mission San Juan Capistrano: Historic Landmark & Museum

Court & Jail RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Court Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Other Index Notaries1891-1909 California Genealogy & History ArchivesPeggy Hooper & volunteers
Superior Court Website Superior Court- Orange County Official County Website

Death RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Death Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Cemetery Cemeteries in Orange County
Cemetery Website Find A Grave - Orange Find A GraveCemetery Records Online
Cemetery Index GNIS Cemeteries - Orange United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Cemetery Website Interment.net - Orange Interment.netCemetery Records Online
Obituary Original Obituaries in the Orange County RegisterOrange County Register

DirectoriesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Directories CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website California Online Historical Directories - Orange Miriam Robbins Midkiff, 2009-2010

Finding AidsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Record Finding Aids CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website Family Search Wiki - Orange County Family Search
Website The California GenWeb Project The US GenWeb ProjectCAGW Administrative Team

Historical ResourcesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State History Resources CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website Wikipedia - Orange WikipediaHistory, Government, Neighborhoods, etc.
Place Website Building Histories Philadelphia Architects and BuildingsThe Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Place Website County Bridges BridgeHunter.com James Baughn?and?contributors.
Place Website Extant Railroad/Railway Structures Railroad Station Historical Society Compiled by M. J. Camp, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc
Place Index GNIS Populated Places: Orange United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Index GNIS Post Offices: Orange United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Website Historical Landmarks California State Historical LandmarksDonald Laird

Land RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Land Records & Maps CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Free Online Database 1982-current Orange County Clerk Recorderregistration required
Deeds Land deeds Orange County Clerk RecorderOrange County Recorder
Mining Website Stone Quarries & Beyond- Orange CountyPeggy Perazzo & Pat Perazzo

MapsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Information on Maps is not available today.

Military RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Military Museum Support Center, Los Alamitos California State Military Museum
Website California State Military Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Miscellaneous RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website Miscellaneous California State Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Naturalization & Immigration RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Naturalization & Immigration Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Naturalization records1889-1944 Orange County Recorders OfficeOrange County Courts

NewspapersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Digital CopyAnaheim Bulletin OCRW 5/27/2004 AMAnaheim
Digital CopyAnaheim Hills News: OCRW 5/27/2004 AMAnaheim
Website California Newspapers CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Digital CopyCanyon Life:OCRW 5/14/2004 AM
Digital CopyCapistrano Valley News:OCRW 5/20/2004 AM
Index Chronicling America - Orange County CA Newspapers Library of CongressInventory of Newspapers Published in the county
Digital CopyCurrent:OCRW5/14/2004 AMNewport Beach-Costa Mesa
Digital CopyDaily Report 1970 AMOntario
Digital CopyDaily Trojan 9/6/2002 AWCSU Fullerton
Digital CopyDana Point News 5/27/2004 AM
Digital CopyExcelsior:OCRW 1/1/2002 AWSanta Ana
Digital CopyFountain Valley View 12/16/2004 AM
Digital CopyFullerton News Tribune:OCRW 5/20/2004 AMFullerton
Digital CopyLadera Post:OCRW 5/14/2004 AMLadera
Digital CopyOrange City News:OCRW 8/12/2004 AMOrange City
Digital CopyOrange County Register 1/1/1987 AMSanta Ana
Digital CopyPlacentia News-Times:OCRW 5/20/2004 AMPlacentia
Digital CopyRancho Santa Margarita News:WCRW 5/14/2004 AMRancho Santa Margarita
Digital CopySaddleback Valley News:OCRW 5/14/2004 AMLaguna Hills-Mission Viejo
Digital CopyStar-Progress:OCRW 5/27/2004 AMBrea-La Habra
Digital CopySun Post News:OCRW 5/21/2004 AMSan Clemente
Digital CopyTustin News:OCRW 5/6/2004 AMTustin
Digital CopyWave:OCRW 5/27/2004 AMHuntington Beach
Digital CopyYorba Linda Star:OCRW 5/20/2004 AMYorba Linda

PhotographsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Photograph Collections CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Calisphere - Orange CalispherePictures and texts - Calisphere is a service of the UC Libraries, powered by the California Digital Library.
Digital Copy LOC - Prints and Photographs: Orange Library of CongressLibrary of Congress Digital Photograph Collection
Postcard Orange County Farm The Poorhouse Story
Postcard Digital Copy Penny Postcards from California US GenWeb ArchivesUS GenWeb Archives

ResearchersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Information on Researchers is not available today.

ContributorsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Cat Nielsen
Sue Roe
 
 
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