This is a list of California church records online. Some need to be viewed at your local Family History Center. These include California baptism records, California burial records, and California church histories.

 

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California Birth Records online

California Marriage and Divorce Records online

California Death Records online

California Substitute Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online

 

 

 

California Church Records online at the federal level

US – United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931, index, at FS

US – United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961, index, at FS

 

 

California Church Records online at the state level

California – California, Church Records, 1864-1985, index links to images, at FS

 

 

California Church Records online at the county level

Alameda County – Church Records – A Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in California, San Francisco and Alameda Counties, Six Denominations, at FS

Alameda County – Jewish Records – Beth Israel Congregation Collected Marriage Records, at FS

Fresno County – Church Records – Session Records, 1878-1899, Kings River Congregation (Fresno County, California : Cumberland Presbyterian Church), at FS

Los Angeles County – Church Records – Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1875-1920, Catholic Church. Saint Boniface de Anaheim (Anaheim, California), at FS

Los Angeles County – Church Records – Collection of Marriage Records from the Personal File of Rev. Richard A. Smith, 1954-1978, at FS

Los Angeles County – Church Records – Huntington Park Ward – Huntington Park Stake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family Album 1963, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Huntington Park Ward (California), at FS

Los Angeles County – Church Records – Los Angeles County, California Baptismal Records, 1771-1873, Catholic Church. Plaza Church (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Mendocino County – Church Records – Deaths/marriages, 1873-1911, at FS

Mendocino County – Church Records – The Reverend John Simpson Ross’s Register of Deaths : Being a Record of People Who Lived and Died on the North Coast of Mendocino County in the State of California, and for Whom He Conducted Funeral Services Between the Years 1873 and 1914, at FS

Orange County – Church Records – Orange Co., Birth/death/marriage/church Records & Cemetery Census, at FS

San Bernardino County – Church Records – Founders of the Faith : Diocese of San Bernardino Tenth Anniversary, 1978-1988, at FS

San Francisco County – Church Records – A Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in California, San Francisco and Alameda Counties, Six Denominations, at FS

San Francisco County – Church Records – The Retrospect : a Glance at Thirty Years of the History of Howard Street Methodist Episcopal Church of San Francisco, Howard Street Methodist Episcopal Church (San Francisco, California), at FS

Santa Barbara County – Church Records – Church Records, Ca. 1806-1917, Catholic Church. Santa Inis Mission (Santa Barbara, California), at FS

Santa Barbara County – Church Records – The Santa Barbara Presidio Register for Non-Indians Baptisms (also Marriages and Deaths), at FS

Santa Clara County – Church Records – Santa Clara Mission, Index to Baptismal Records, 1777-1855, at FS

Solano County – Church Records – Solano County Births/baptisms, Ca. 1890-1905, at FS

 

 

California Church Records online at the city level

Alameda – Church Records – Church Records, 1853-1949, First Methodist Episcopal Church (Alameda, California), at FS

Alpine – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1948-1970, Catholic Church. San Antonio de Padua (Imperial, California), at FS

Altamount – Church Records – Church Records, 1891-1905, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Alma Branch (Altamount, California), at FS

Anaheim – Church Records – Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1875-1920, Catholic Church. Saint Boniface de Anaheim (Anaheim, California), at FS

Angwin – Church Records – Church Records of Membership, 1909-1927, Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Pacific Union College, Angwin, California), at FS

Arlington – Church Records – Church Records, 1879-1950, Magnolia Presbyterian Church (Riverside, California), at FS

Atlanta – Church Records – Methodist Episcopal Church Records in San Joaquin County, California, Methodist Episcopal Church. French Camp Circuit. Stockton District (San Joaquin County, California), at FS

Berkeley – Church Records – California Pioneers, at FS

Berkeley – Church Records – Marriage Records, 1917-1985, St. Clement’s Episcopal Church (Berkeley, California), at FS

Big Oak Flat – Church Records – Minutes of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, Big Oak Flat, California, 1904-1915, First Presbyterian Church of Big Oak Flat (California), at FS

Bishop – Church Records – Church Records, 1900-1971, First Presbyterian Church (Bishop, California), at FS

Carmel – Church Records – Extracts of Church Records, 1770-1899, Catholic Church. Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel, California), at FS

Carmel – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1770-1915, Catholic Church. Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel, California), at FS

Chico – Church Records – Church Records, 1897-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Chico Branch (Chico, California), at FS

Chico – Church Records – Church Records, 1903-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Chico Branch (Chico, California), at FS

Cloverdale – Church Records – Church Records, 1842-1946, United Church of Cloverdale (California : Methodist Episcopal), at FS

Clovis – Church Records – The Church Register of the First Presbyterian Church, Clovis, California , 1895-1905, First Presbyterian Church (Clovis, California), at FS

Colusa – Church Records – Church Records, 1870-1950, Catholic Church. Our Lady of Lourdes (Colusa, California), at FS

Crows Landing – Church Records – Church Records, 1892-1903, Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Crows Landing, California), at FS

Crows Landing – Church Records – Church Records, 1903-1919, First Presbyterian Church (Crows Landing, California), at FS

Cucamonga – Church Records – Church Records, 1910-1914, First Presbyterian Church (Cucamonga, California), at FS

Dinuba – Church Records – Membership Records, 1917-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dinuba Branch (Dinuba, California), at FS

Dos Palos – Church Records – Church Records, 1903-1914, First Presbyterian Church of Dos Palos (California), at FS

El Centro – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1938-1970, Catholic Church. St. Mary’s (El Centro, California), at FS

El Monte – Church Records – Membership Records 1864-1871, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. El Monte Branch (El Monte, California), at FS

Elk Grove – Church Records – Church Records, 1865-1971, Elk Grove United Methodist Church (Elk Grove, California), at FS

Folsom – Church Records – Historic Churches of Sacramento, at FS

Folsom – Church Records – Index to the Parish Register of Trinity Episcopal Church, Folsom, California, 1858-1909, at FS

Folsom – Church Records – Register of Trinity Church, Folsom, California, 1858-1909, Trinity Episcopal Church (Folsom, California), at FS

Fort Yuma – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1938-1970, Catholic Church. St. Mary’s (El Centro, California), at FS

Freestone – Church Records – Church Records 1875-1946, Methodist Episcopal Church. Occidental Circuit (Occidental and Freestone, California), at FS

French Camp – Church Records – Methodist Episcopal Church Records in San Joaquin County, California, Methodist Episcopal Church. French Camp Circuit. Stockton District (San Joaquin County, California), at FS

Fresno – Church Records – Church Records 1892-1981, Free Evangelical Lutheran Cross Church (Fresno, California), at FS

Fresno – Church Records – Church Records, 1888-1921, Fresno Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Fresno, California), at FS

Fresno – Church Records – Church Records, 1900-1910, Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Fresno, California), at FS

Fresno – Church Records – Church Records, 1910-1916, Calvary Presbyterian Church (Fresno, California), at FS

Fresno – Church Records – Church Records, 1910-1920, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Fresno Branch (Fresno, California), at FS

Geyserville – Church Records – Geyserville Christian Church Records, Membership Cards, 1-18-1884 – 1952, at FS

Graton – Church Records – List of Members of the Mother Church, Christian Science Church (Graton, California), at FS

Healdsburg – Church Records – Card Index of Members, 1854-1921,First Baptist Church (Healdsburg, California), at FS

Healdsburg – Church Records – Church History and Records, 1896-1964, Alexander Valley Community Church (Healdsburg, California), at FS

Healdsburg – Church Records – Church Records, 1856-1977, St. Paul’s Church (Healdsburg, California : Episcopal), at FS

Imperial – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1948-1970, Catholic Church. San Antonio de Padua (Imperial, California), at FS

Irvington – Church Records – Church Records, 1864-1916, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Irvington Branch (Irvington, California), at FS

Jolon – Church Records – Church Records, 1771-1882, Catholic Church. Mission San Antonio de Pádua (Jolon, California), at FS

Laguna Beach – Church Records – Church Records, 1879-1890, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Laguna Branch (Laguna Beach, California), at FS

Lakeport – Church Records – Marriages Performed by E. H. Jenks, 1876-1927, at FS

Laton – Church Records – Church Records, 1906-1910, First Presbyterian Church (Laton, California), at FS

Little Shasta – Church Records – Little Shasta School Register – Little Shasta Church – Congregational Records, Misc, at FS

Lompoc – Church Records – Church Records, 1790-1852, Catholic Church. La Purisima Concepcion (Lompoc, California), at FS

Long Beach – Church Records – Church Records, 1866-1918, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Long Beach Branch (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1826-1920, Catholic Church. Our Lady Queen of the Angels (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1876-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Los Angeles Branch (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1879-1915, First Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1882-1896, Second Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1884-1914, Third Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1902-1918, Westlake Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Records, 1954-1955, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Los Angeles Stake (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Church Register, 1907-1947, Euclid Heights Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Angeles – Church Records – Sunday School Records, 1895-1898, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Central Los Angeles Branch (Los Angeles, California), at FS

Los Gatos – Church Records – Church Records, 1881-1903, First Presbyterian Church (Los Gatos, California), at FS

Modesto – Church Records – Church Records, 1874-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Modesto Branch (Stanislaus, California), at FS

Montecito – Church Records – Church Records, 1889-1988, All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church (Montecito, California), at FS

Montecito – Church Records – Church Records, 1906-1988, Catholic Church. Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Montecito, California), at FS

Napa – Church Records – Church Records, 1851-1966, First United Methodist Church (Napa, California), at FS

Napa – Church Records – Church Records, 1855-1935, First Presbyterian Church (Napa, California), at FS

Napa – Church Records – Church Records, 1906-1947, St. John’s Lutheran Church (Napa, California), at FS

Napa – Church Records – Minutes, 1892-1897, German Evangelical Lutheran Church (Napa, California), at FS

Newport Beach – Church Records – Church Records, 1885-1917, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Newport Branch (Orange, California), at FS

Oakland – Church Records – Church Records, 1860-1947, First Congregational Church (Oakland, California), at FS

Oakland – Church Records – Church Records, 1882-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Oakland Branch (Alameda, California), at FS

Oakland – Church Records – Pastor’s Register, 1869-1873, at FS

Oakland – Church Records – Session Records, 1886-1906, North Temescal Presbyterian Church (Oakland, California), at FS

Oakland – Church Records – Session Records, 1893-1918, Brooklyn Presbyterian Church (Oakland, California), at FS

Occidental – Church Records – Church Records 1875-1946, Methodist Episcopal Church. Occidental Circuit (Occidental and Freestone, California), at FS

Oceanside – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1919-1971, Catholic Church. St. Mary Star of the Sea (Oceanside, California), at FS

Ontario – Church Records – Church Records, 1874-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ontario Branch San Bernardino, California), at FS

Paradise – Church Records – [W.H.L. Marshall Wedding Register], at FS

Plainsburg – Church Records – Session Records, 1864-1888, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mariposa Creek Congregation (Plainsburg, California), at FS

Pope Valley – Church Records – Trustees Record of Business, 1896-1916, Presbyterian Church (Pope Valley, California), at FS

Potrero – Church Records – Church Records, 1868-1898, Olivet Presbyterian Church (San Francisco, California), at FS

Riverside – Church Records – Church Records, 1879-1950, Magnolia Presbyterian Church (Riverside, California), at FS

Roseville – Church Records – First United Methodist Church, 109 Washington Blvd., Roseville, Calif., Records, 1883-1906, at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Church Records, 1852-1923, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Church Records, 1855-1918, Central Methodist Episcopal Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Church Records, 1870-1914, First Methodist Episcopal Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Church Records, 1870-1920, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Church Records, 1889-1924, First English Evangelical Lutheran Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Church Records, 1917-1924, Grace Methodist Episcopal Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – First United Methodist Church Records [and] History…, at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Historic Churches of Sacramento, at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Sacramento (Calif.) Church Records and Minutes, 1894-1951, First Congregational Church (Sacramento, California), at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Sacramento, CA], at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [Sacramento, CA], at FS

Sacramento – Church Records – Westminster Presbyterian Church…records, 1866-1910, at FS

San Bernardino – Church Records – Church Records, 1864-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. San Bernardino Branch (San Bernardino, California), at FS

San Bernardino – Church Records – Extracts of Church Records, 1852-1893, Catholic Church. San Salvador de Jurupa (San Bernardino, California), at FS

San Diego – Church Records – Book of Baptisms, San Diego Mission, Catholic Church. Mission San Diego de Alcalá (San Diego, California), at FS

San Diego – Church Records – Church Records, 1876-1920, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. San Diego Branch (San Diego, California), at FS

San Diego – Church Records – Mission San Diego De Alcala California Bautismos 1822-1855, at FS

San Diego – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1771-1904, Catholic Church. Mission San Diego de Alcalá (San Diego, California), at FS

San Diego – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1856-1970, Catholic Church. St. Joseph (San Diego, California), at FS

San Diego – Church Records – Registro Misional, 1776-1880, Catholic Church. San Diego de Alcala Mission (San Diego,California), at FS

San Diego – Church Records – The First Presbyterian Church : [San Diego, California], at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – California Pioneers, at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – Church Records and Minutes, 1910-1954, First Evangelical and Reformed Church (San Francisco, California), at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – Church Records, 1868-1898, Olivet Presbyterian Church (San Francisco, California), at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – Church Records, 1873-1928, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. San Francisco Branch (San Francisco, California), at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – Marriages Performed by E. H. Jenks, 1876-1927, at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – Mission San Francisco De Asis (Delores) California, at FS

San Francisco – Church Records – Vital Statistics from Records in Trinity Episcopal Church of San Francisco, California, Trinity Episopal Church (San Francisco, Calif.), at FS

San Francisco – Jewish Records – Papers and Documents, 1854-1900, at FS, at FS

San Gabriel – Church Records – Baptismal Records of San Gabriel Mission (1771-1864) and Plaza Church, Los Angeles (1826-1873), at FS

San Gabriel – Church Records – Church Records, 1771-1908, Catholic Church. Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, California), at FS

San Jose – Church Records – Church Records, 1874-1916, United Presbyterian Church (San Jose, California), at FS

San Jose – Church Records – Church Records, 1891-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. San Jose Branch (San Jose, California), at FS

San Juan Bautista – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1797-1937, Catholic Church. Mission San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista, California), at FS

San Juan Capistrano – Church Records – Baptisms, 1854 Through 1910, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California, at FS

San Juan Capistrano – Church Records – Church Records, 1777-1954, Catholic Church. Mission San Juan Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano, California), at FS

San Juan Capistrano – Church Records – Orange Co., Birth/death/marriage/church Records & Cemetery Census, at FS

San Luis Obispo – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1772-1906, Catholic Church. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, California), at FS

San Luis Rey – Church Records – Church Records, 1811-1828, Catholic Church. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (San Luis Rey, California), at FS

San Luis Rey – Church Records – Parish Records (San Diego, Calif.), 1869-1970, Catholic Church. Mission San Luis Rey (San Luis Rey, California), at FS

San Miguel – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1797-1937, Catholic Church. Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, California), at FS

San Rafael – Church Records – Church Records, 1817-1907 (California), Catholic Church. Mission San Rafael Arcangel (San Rafael, California), at FS

Santa Ana – Church Records – Church Records, 1885-1926, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Santa Ana Branch (Santa Ana, California), at FS

Santa Ana – Church Records – Church Records, 1902-1967, Catholic Church. Saint Joseph (Santa Ana, California), at FS

Santa Ana – Church Records – Highlights of the First One Hundred Years of Christian Service of the First United Methodist CHurch, Santa Ana, California, U.S.A : with Historical Reviews of the Richland Avenue Methodist Church and St. Luke’s Methodist Church, at FS

Santa Ana – Church Records – Orange Co., Birth/death/marriage/church Records & Cemetery Census, at FS

Santa Barbara – Church Records – Church Records, Ca. 1783-1847, Catholic Church. Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California), at FS

Santa Barbara – Church Records – Extracts of Church Records, 1782-1848, Catholic Church. Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California), at FS

Santa Barbara – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1776-1912, Catholic Church. Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California), at FS

Santa Barbara – Church Records – The Santa Barbara Presidio Register for Non-Indians Baptisms (also Marriages and Deaths), at FS

Santa Clara – Church Records – Church Records 1863-1905 (Santa Clara, California), Westminster Presbyterian Church (Santa Clara, California), at FS

Santa Cruz – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1791-1902, Catholic Church. Mission Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, California), at FS

Santa Cruz – Church Records – Mission Santa Cruz, California, at FS

Santa Maria – Church Records – Church Records, 1875-1902, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Santa Maria Branch (Santa Maria, California), at FS

Santa Rosa – Church Records – Church Records, 1811-1947, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Santa Rosa Branch (Santa Rosa, California), at FS

Santa Rosa – Church Records – Church Records, 1856-1964, First Presbyterian Church (Santa Rosa, California), at FS

Santa Rosa – Church Records – Church Records, 1862-1924, Church of the Incarnation (Santa Rosa, California : Episcopal), at FS

Santa Ynez – Church Records – Extracts of Church Records, 1805-1917, Catholic Church. Mission Santa Inés (Santa Ynez, California), at FS

Selma – Church Records – Session Records, 1896-1915, First Presbyterian Church (Selma, California), at FS

Simi Valley – Church Records – Church Records, 1898-1910, Simi Valley Presbyterian Church (Simi Valley, California), at FS

Soledad – Church Records – Registros Parroquiales, 1791-1854, Catholic Church (Soledad, Monterey), at FS

Sonoma – Church Records – Misión De San Francisco Solano California : Bautismos 1828-1839, Matrimonios 1834-1838, (5 Defunciones), at FS

St. Helena – Church Records – Church Records, 1895-1958, Methodist Church (St. Helena, California), at FS

Stockton – Church Records – Church Records, 1864-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Stockton Branch (Stockton, California), at FS

Tulare – Church Records – Church Records, 1865-1919, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Tulare Branch (Tulare, California), at FS

Ukiah – Church Records – Church Records 1866-1920 (Ukiah, California), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ukiah Branch (Ukiah, California), at FS

Valley Center – Church Records – Church Records, 1889-1894, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Valley Center Branch (Valley Center, California), at FS

Venice – Church Records – Church Records, 1942-1948, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Venice Branch (Venice, California), at FS

Ventura – Church Records – Extracts of Church Records, 1782-1896, Catholic Church. Mission San Buenaventura (Ventura, California), at FS

Ventura – Church Records – Mission Registers, 1782-1915, Catholic Church. Mission San Buenaventura (Ventura, California), at FS

Walnut Creek – Church Records – Church Records, 1874-1896, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Walnut Creek Branch (Walnut Creek, California), at FS

Watsonville – Church Records – Church Records, 1864-1893, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Watsonville Branch (Watsonville, California), at FS

Wilmington – Church Records – Church Records, 1905-1914, Calvary Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, California), at FS

Woodbridge – Church Records – Church Records, 1870-1915, Bethel Presbyterian Church (Woodbridge, California), at FS

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