Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Research

Research and Information

Archives USGenWeb Monterey County Archives
County Archives Robert B. Johnston Archival Vault
Biographies Published biographies
Births 1905 - 1940 Births, additional resources
Cattle Brands Early cattle brands registered in Monterey County
Census Records Census records beginning in 1850
Cemeteries Cemetery locations and resources
Cities and Towns Current cities and towns, links, maps
Court Records Court Records, Naturalizations
Deaths 1940 - 1995 Deaths, additional resources
Directories Early directories
Genealogy Society Monterey County Genealogy Society
Great Registers Great Registers and Voting Lists
Historical Society Monterey County Historical Society
History Brief history of Monterey County
Land Records Land Patents
Landmarks Landmarks and historic places
Libraries Libraries, history centers and local resources
Look-ups Local volunteers offering look-up assistance
Mailing Lists Mailing lists and groups, research assistance
Maps Historic maps of Monterey County
Marriages Marriage records and resources
Military Military records and resources
Newspapers Newspapers, past and present
Neighboring Counties Map of Counties bordering Monterey County, with links to their CAGenWeb sites
Obituaries Obituaries and Obit resources
Photo Album Photos of people and places in and around Monterey Co.
Place Names List of place names in and around Monterey Co.
Post Offices Current and historical Post Offices
Surname Index Surnames and researchers

Records, Obits and Special Contributions

Master Index Master Index of all Records and Contributions
Research General, genealogy and historical research records
General Records Biographies, Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death, Military, School Records
Obituaries Obituaries of Monterey County residents
Cemeteries Cemetery records
Census Records Census records
Libraries Local library card files
SEARCH Search over 13,000 MCGW submitted entries all at once

Reference and History Books

Local History and Reference Books - The following local reference books are all SEARCHABLE .pdf files
History Of Monterey County History of Monterey County with Illustrations (1881)
History Of Monterey Vol. I History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, Vol. I (1925)
History of Monterey Vol. II History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, Vol. II (1925)
History of California History of California and Biographical Record, Including Monterey County (1903)
Coast Counties A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California (1893)
Handbook to Monterey The Hand Book to Monterey and Vicinity (1875)
Anniversary Celebration History of the Joint Anniversary Celebration at Monterey (1886 - 40 years)
Semi-Centennial Celebration History of the Semi-Centennial Anniversary Celebration at Monterey (1896 - 50 years)
Pioneer Spanish Families Pioneer Spanish Families in California, The Missions of Alta California (1896)
Mission San Carlos Guide book to the Mission of San Carlos at Carmel and Monterey, California. (1912)
Monterey County Monterey County, California (1915)
Landmarks of Monterey Historic Landmarks of Monterey, California (1917)
Monterey Monterey, All of it Between Two Covers, 1542-1930 (1930)
Monterey Adobe Capital Old Monterey: California's Adobe Capital (1934)
Monterey Peninsula Monterey Peninsula (1941)
Old Monterey Old Monterey. Monterey History and Art Association
Pebble Beach Pebble Beach Monterey County, Californa. B.A.D. Shepard
Pacific Grove Beautiful Pacific Grove. Compliments Board of City Trustees
State History and Reference Books - The following state reference books are all SEARCHABLE .pdf files
Spain's California Patriots Spain's California Patriots In Its 1779-1783 War With England. Granville W. and N.C. Hough (.pdf)
Historical Atlas of California Historical Atlas of California. Warren A Beck and Ynez D Haase (.pdf)
California County Boundaries A Study of the Division of the state, with Maps. Owen C. Coy, Ph.D. (.pdf)
Departmental State Papers Departmental Sate Papers, Monterey Volumes I-VIII (1777-1845) Spanish
History of California Vol. I History of California Vol XVIII (Vol I) 1542-1800. Hubert Howe Bancroft
History of California Vol. II History of California Vol XIX (Vol II) 1801-1824. Hubert Howe Bancroft
History of California Vol. III History of California Vol XX (Vol III) 1825-1840. Hubert Howe Bancroft
History of California Vol. IV History of California Vol XXI (Vol IV) 1840-1845. Hubert Howe Bancroft
History of California Vol. V History of California Vol XXII (Vol V) 1846-1848. Hubert Howe Bancroft
History of California Vol. VI History of California Vol XXIII (Vol VI) 1848-1859. Hubert Howe Bancroft
History of California Vol. VII History of California Vol XXIV (Vol VII) 1860-1890. Hubert Howe Bancroft

The California Missions

Mission Records and History Books - The following local reference books are all SEARCHABLE .pdf files
Missions and Missionaries - Index The Missions and Missionaries of California. Index. Fr. Zephyrin Engelhardt, O.F.M.
Missions and Missionaries - Vol.1 The Missions and Missionaries of California. Index. Fr. Zephyrin Engelhardt, O.F.M.
Missions and Missionaries - Vol.2 The Missions and Missionaries of California. Vol. 2. Fr. Zephyrin Engelhardt, O.F.M.
Missions and Missionaries - Vol.3 The Missions and Missionaries of California. Vol. 3. Fr. Zephyrin Engelhardt, O.F.M.
Missions and Missionaries - Vol.4 The Missions and Missionaries of California. Vol. 4. Fr. Zephyrin Engelhardt, O.F.M.
Famous Missions of California The Famous Missions of California. William Henry Hudson.
Glimpses of California Missions glimpses of California and the Missions. Helen Hunt Jackson.
Missions of California The Missions of California and the Old Southwest. Jesse S. Hildrup.
Missions of California The Missions of California. Their Establishment, Progress and Decay. Laura Bride Powers.
Mission San Carlos Borromeo - Vol.1 Extract of Church Records, 1770-1899. Vol. 1. Thomas Workman Temple III.
Mission San Carlos Borromeo - Vol.2 Extract of Church Records, 1770-1899. Vol. 2. Thomas Workman Temple III.
Mission San Carlos Borromeo The Architectural History of Mission San Carlos Borromeo. Frances Rand Smith.
Mission San Buenaventura Extract of Church Records, 1782-1896. Thomas Workman Temple III.
Mission Santa Barbara Extract of Church Records, 1782-1848. Thomas Workman Temple III.
Mission Santa Inez Extract of Church Records, 1805-1917. Part 2. Thomas Workman Temple III.
Mission San Miguel Arcangel San Miguel, Archangel. The Mission On The Highway, Fr. Zephyrin Engelhardt, O.F.M.
Mission San Gabriel The History of Mission San Gabriel. Rev. Joseph Eugene Sugranes C.M.F.

State Resources

CA Death Index California Death Index, 1940-1997
Pre 1905 CA Death Index Pre-1905 CA Death Index Project
SSDI Social Security Death Index
Early CA Population Project Early California Population Project
Los Californianos Los Californianos, early Hispanic settlers of Alta California
Stone Quarries California Stone Quarries and Beyond

CAGenWeb Resources

CAGenWeb Counties Links to all CAGenWeb California Counties
CAGenWeb Pioneer Project CAGenWeb California Pioneer Project

USGenWeb Resources

Archives Project The USGenWeb Digital Library (Archives)
Genealogical Events Project The USGenWeb Genealogical Events Project
Kidz Project The USGenWeb Kidz Project
Lineage Project The USGenWeb Lineage Project
Tombstone Transcription Project The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
Digital Map Library The USGenWeb Digital Map Library
Pension Project The USGenWeb Archives Pension Project
Online Census Images Project The USGenWeb Archives Online Census Images Project
Church Records Project The USGenWeb Archives Church Records Project
Marriage Records Project The USGenWeb Archives Marriage Records Project
Obituary Project The USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project
Special Collections Project The USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project