Project: California

Categories: California | California Projects

The California Project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the California Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all California related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

California Counties
Alameda Alpine Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa Del Norte El Dorado Fresno
Glenn Humboldt Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen Los Angeles Madera
Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange
Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento San Benito San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo
San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus
Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

The current coordinator for the California project is Robin Coles.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of California or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer the US History G2G post and let us know your interests. We'll get you a badge after that.
  2. Add us_history and California to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of California. To meet these goals:

  1. Add California-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for California counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any California state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the California Resources Page.
  3. If you live in California, please consider adding your name to the California Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in California need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the California Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in California. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about California state tribes.
  4. Work on California's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from California for the California in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.
  6. Errors on profiles from California, as reported by the Database Errors Project.

Town and County Projects

One Place Studies

Historical Projects

California Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Online Publications


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