Cemetery records are a great way to get vital records information, such as birth, death, and sometimes names of spouses. Often cemetery records can substitute as census records, in cases where there were no census records.
This webpage gives you access to several online databases containing California cemetery records, as well as related genealogy in California. The links presented to the right should get your pointed in the right direction.
You will notice that while many of the California cemeteries resources presented here are free, some do require a fee to access.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing cemetery records of California. We also suggest searching for "California cemeteries" using Google.com, which will yield more such resources.
We would like to thank Rootsweb for graciously donating the server space to us so that we may provide this website to you.
Online California Cemeteries
California Cemeteries - cemetery records of cemeteries in California is what you will find here. Tombstone transcriptions of hundreds of cemeteries in California, including national cemeteries, public and private cemeteries, and hard-to-find cemeteries are available here. - FREE
National Cemeteries in California
- Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, San Diego County, California
- Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
- Los Angeles National Cemetery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
- Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, Riverside County, California
- San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
- San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery - Gustine, Merced County, California
Other California Genealogy Records
California Public Records - conduct a search of California public records including, birth, marriage, and death records.
California Genealogy Records- quick access to census records, military records, links to other great California genealogy sites, and more can be found here
California Genealogy Queries- Perform a surname search here to see if there are any other California genealogists who share the same family lines. Post your own queries, and get responses from other people willing to help you with your California genealogy research
California Birth Records - Records of California births are indexed and accessible from this site. Enter a surname search to find California birth records. There is also information on how to obtain California birth certificates, as well as links to other online sources for California birth records.
California death records - Look up California death records by entering a person's name
California marriage records - Search the online California marriage records database for names of brides and grooms.
California Obituaries - Search for California obituaries in thousands of newspaper titles, going as far back as 1815 up to the present time. You will also find links to other California obituary sites.
California City Directories - City directories for California cities can be searched here, showing you the town your ancestors lived in, and on what day they lived there. This is a great way to identify place of residence, for purposes of obtaining other records.
California Birth Certificates - Learn how to obtain copies of California birth certificates and perform a search for birth certificates by entering a person's name.
California Sex Offenders - Find registered California sex offenders in your neighborhood by entering your ZIP code.