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The purpose of this website is to present information that helps your Mendocino County genealogy research.

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Record Sources is a genealogy web site that provides historical records, a one-world family tree and extensive genealogy-related help files and videos. In addition it is associated with a network of Family History Centers, FamilySearch Libraries and the Family History Library.

Search for Genealogy Records

Free research is enabled by the FamilySearch Search Tool that contains over two thousand on-line collections of records from all over the world. All of the United States Censuses (except 1890 which was destroyed) are available.

FamilySearch Family Tree

Registration is required to use the free FamilySearch Family Tree with over a billion people in it. This is a full featured genealogy tool that has a design similar to Wikipedia. It is a little offputting to understand that anyone can alter anyone's tree, but this a collaboration tool rather than an individual's family tree. Many Wiki articles and videos are available that describe it. The system also allows documents and photos to be associated with individuals. Living people can not be viewed, similar to other genealogy family tree sites.

Mendocino County FamilySearch Wiki

The FamilySearch Research Wiki contains a wide variety of genealogy how-to information. Some of our Mendocino CAGenWeb website draws from that information. The Mendocino County Wiki is an excellent resource to help you do excellent Mendocino County genealogical research.

Family History Centers

There are Family History Centers all over the world and there are three in Mendocino County; Fort Bragg, Ukiah and Willits and one in neighboring Lakeport. A Family History Center Locator will help you find a local FHC. One tool they all feature is the Family History Portal that features free access to web sites like Fold3, NewspaperArchive, Ancestry, MyHeritage and FindMyPast (and others), for free.

Fort Bragg
355 South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437-4415
Phone: 1 707-964-1459
Website, E-mail:
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:30am to 2:00pm,
Thursday 10:00am to 1:00pm,
Saturday 10:00am to Noon
Contact Pam Carden at 707-964-4270 to use the FHC at other times.

Address: 1337 S Dora St, Ukiah CA 95482-6512
Phone: 1-707-468-5443
Website. E-mail:
Open Hours:
Tuesday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-1:00pm

265 Margie Dr., Willits, CA 95490
United States Language:English
Phone: 1-707-459-5332
Website, E-mail:
Open Hours:
Tuesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
You may contact Gloria Ulrich, Director, at
To make an appointment for other times, please contact the Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center in advance at (1-707-489-1411.)
Please contact the Willits FHC before visiting, to make sure they are open.

Lakeport (FHC in Lake County near eastern border of Mendocino County)

Address: 600 16th St Lakeport, California 95453
Use first front entrance from corner of 16th and Hartley
Phone: 1-707-263-1626
Website, E-mail:
Open Hours:
Wednesday:1:00pm-4:00pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm
To make an appointment for other times, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center in advance at (1-707-263-1626.) Spanish Assistance Available: Genealogy Instruction Classes every Tuesday provided by Lake County Genealogy Society: 1:00pm-2:30pm Holiday Schedule:

FamilySearch Libraries

FamilySearch Libraries are so-called "Super" Family History Centers. Twelve exist in the U.S. The closest to Mendocino is the Oakland FamilySearch Library.

Family History Library

The most extensive genealogical library in the world is the FHL in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Wikipedia article explains in detail. Before visiting, many people use the FamilySearch Catalog and search for Mendocino County documents, to see if any exist that might help your research. is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This page was last updated Wednesday, January 3, 2018