California Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

There are many living in the state of California today that are interested in learning more about the origins of their families. Fortunately for these individuals, there are free resources available in their state to help them trace their ancestry efficiently and accurately. California family history centers are located throughout the state, providing free resources and a volunteer staff to help Californians find their roots. These facilities are offshoots of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. All of the California offices are operated by the California LDS Church, but are available to the general public as well. Contact a center before visiting, since hours vary from location to location.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to fhc@archives.com.

Danville Stake Family History Center
2949 Stone Valley Rd
Alamo, California 94526
(925) 552-5920
M,W,Th, 10AM - 4 PM and Tuesdays, 7PM - 9PM

Cypress Stake Family History Center
4000 W Orange Ave
Anaheim, California 92804
(714) 527-2442
Tuesday-Thursday 3:30 pm til 8:30 pm Saturday 9a to 1p
Notes: Other times by appointment

Antioch Family History Center
2350 Jeffery Wy
Antioch, California 94509
(925) 634-9004
Tues-Wed 9:00a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sat 6:00 a.m -9:00 a.m.

Auburn, California Stake/Family History Center
1255 Bell Rd
Auburn, California 95603
(530) 823-3139
Tues-Thur, 10-9:30, Fri 10-5
Notes: Mailing Address

Bakersfield South Family History Center
2801 S Real Rd
Bakersfield, California 93309
(805) 831-2036
Mon-Thurs 10-4
Notes: 1870 US Census

Bakersfield Family History Center
316 A St
Bakersfield, California 93304
(805) 322-1976
Tues, 10-2; Wed & Thurs.10-4, 6-9

Bakersfield East Family History Center
5600 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, California 93306
(805) 872-5683
Tues - Thurs, 10-9 (subject to change)
Notes: 1860 and 1880 US Census

Barstow California Stake Family History Center
2571 Barstow Rd
Barstow, California 92311
(760) 252-4117
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am to 9pm
Notes: Everyone Welcome

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Bishop California Family History Center
725 Keough St
Bishop, California 93515
(619) 873-4881
Tue & Thurs 9am to 9pm, Weds 6pm to 9pm

Chula Vista/Sweetwater Family History Center
3737 Valley Vista Wy
Bonita, California 91902
(619) 472-1506
Mon 9-1, Wed 9-1, 7-9, Thu 7-9, Sat 1-5

LDS Church
7600 Crescent Ave
Buena Park, California 90621
(714) 527-5247

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Camarillo California Family History Center
1201 Paseo Camarillo
Camarillo, California 93010
(805) 388-7215
Tues 10a-2p, 6p-9p; Wed & Thu 10a-2p; Sat 9a-1p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Carlsbad California Family History Center
1981 Chestnut St
Carlsbad, California 92008
(619) 434-4941
Tues./Thur.1-9PM Wed.9AM-1PM Sat.9AM-5PM

Palm Springs Stake
68-487 Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 52
Cathedral City, California 92234
(760) 321-0974
Mon. Wed. Thur. 9 A to 5 P Sat. 9 A to 1 P
Notes: On the SW corner of E. Palm Canyon & HWY 111

Cerritos Family History Center
17909 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, California 90703
(562) 924-3676
Tuesday & Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Notes: 6 computers available

Concord/Walnut Creek Family History Center
3700 Concord Blvd
Concord, California 94517
(510) 686-1766
Tue, Wed 9 AM to 9 PM; Th 9 AM to 5 PM; Sat 9 AM to 1 PM.

Corona Stake Center & Family History Center
1510 Taber Rd
Corona, California 91719
(909) 735-9230

Covina Family History Center
656 S Grand Ave
Covina, California 91724
(626) 331-7117
M,F,S 9-4; Tues, Wed, Thurs. 9-9
Notes: Would you like to hear about a great program to introduce the library to new patrons? Contact me about our mystery night.

Crescent City Family History Center
1031 A St
Crescent City, California 95531
(707) 464-4320
Tue 12p-3p, 5p-8p; Thu 9a-12p, 6p-9p; Sat 11a-2p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / El Cajon Family History Center
1270 S Orange Ave
El Cajon, California 92020
(619) 588-1426
Tue 1p-8p; Thu 9a-8p; Sat by appt

Fresno North Family History Center
3375 W Sierra
Fresno, California 93711
(559) 298-8768
Tue 7p-9p; Wed 9a-12p, 7p-9p; Thu 7p-9p

Fresno Stake Center
5685 N Cedar
Fresno, California 93710
(209) 431-3759
Mon.,Tues.,Thur. 9:00-4:00 Tues.,Wed.,Thur. 7:00-9:00 Sat. 9:00-1:00 Closed Fri., Sun., Mon. eve., & Wed. Morn.
Notes: Near Fresno University

LDS Family History Center
250 S Elwood Ave
Glendora, California 91741
(626) 335-8303
MWF 9:00AM to 5:00pm//TT 5:00PM-9:00PM
Notes: at the Morman Church

LDS Family History Center
2107 Santa Barbara St
Goleta, California 93101
(805) 682-2092
Wed 1pm-9pm. Thu 1pm-9pm. Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-12n
Notes: (between Las Olivas and Padre streets)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Hacienda Heights Stake
16750 Colima Rd
Hacienda Heights, California 91745
(626) 961-8765
T-W-T 9 to 9 and F 9 to 1
Notes: Call to reserve a computer.

Hemet California Family History Center
425 N Kirby St
Hemet, California 92543
(909) 658-8104
Mon, Tue, Fri & Sat 9a-5p; Wed & Thu 9a-9p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Highland 2nd Ward
7000 Central Ave
Highland, California 92346
(909) 864-4661
Mon.Wed,Thu, 9-12noon - Sat 10-1pm; Tue,Wed,Thu 6-9pm

Atlanta/Magnolia
8702 Atlanta
Huntington Beach, California 92646
(714) 536-4736
Mon 9a-3p;Tue,Wed,Th 9a-9p;Fri,Sat 9a-1p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Lake Elsinore Family History Center
18220 Dexter Ave
Lake Elsinore, California 92530
(909) 674-9456
T-Sat 5pm-8:30pm and some am hrs.

Lancaster East Family History Center
44330 N 27th St East
Lancaster, California 93535
(805) 946-4675
Tue, Wed, Thu 9a-3p; 6p-9p; Sat 9a-12p

Livermore Family History Center
950 Mocho St
Livermore, California 94550
(925) 443-2750
10am-3pm Monday, 6pm-9pm Wednesday & Thursday, 1pm-4pm Saturday

Lodi Family History Center
731 N Ham Ln
Lodi, California 95242
(209) 369-4148
Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM, Tu-Thur 7PM-9PM

Lompoc Family History Center
212 E Central Ave
Lompoc, California 93436
(805) 735-4939
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10AM-2PM
Notes: (East Entrance, ring bell)

Long Beach Family History Center
3700 Elm Ave
Long Beach, California 90807
(562) 988-0509
Mon-Tue-Wed 9-1 Tue-Thur 6:30-9 pm Sat 10-2
Notes: Beverly Garlick, Director

Los Altos California Stake
1300 Grant Rd
Los Altos, California 94040
(415) 964-3001
Tues, Wed, Thu 7p-9p; Sun 3p-5p or by appt

Manteca CA Family History Center
6060 E Northland Rd
Manteca, California 95336
(209) 239-5516
M-10:00am to 4 pm TUES & Wed. 10:00 am - 9:00pm,Thur.; Thurs 5:30-9:oo pm

LDS Church, Mariposa Branch
5546 Hwy 49 N
Mariposa, California 95338
(209) 742-5010
T-W-Th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mission Viejo Family History Center
27976 Marguerite Pwky
Mission Viejo, California 92691
(949) 364-2742
Tue-Thu 9:30AM-4:30PM, 6-9PM, Sat 9:30AM-1PM
Notes: (at rear of church)

North stake FHC
4300 Dale Rd
Modesto, California 95350
(209) 545-4814
Tue-Thu, 10AM-4PM, 6:30PM-9:30PM, Fri, 6:30PM-9:30PM

El Vista Chapel
731 El Vista
Modesto, California 95354
(209) 571-2979
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Moreno Valley Family History Center
23300 Old Lake Rd
Moreno Valley, California 92557
(909) 247-8839
M-TH & S 9am-1pm T-TH 6-9pm

Murrieta FHC
24820 Las Brisas Rd
Murrieta, California 92563
(909) 698-4983
T,W,F 10-4PM,TH 10-9PM,SAT 10-1PM,SUN 6-9 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Nevada City Family History Center
615 Hollow Wy
Nevada City, California 95959
(916) 265-5892
Tues 11:00am to 4:00pm/Wed 1:00pm to 5:00pm,6:00pm to 8:00pm/Thurs 10:00am to 5:00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Northridge Family History Center
17101 Plummer St
Northridge, California 91325
(818) 886-5953
9:30-4:00 T,TH;1-4pm M,SAT;6pm-9pm T,W,TH,F
Notes: call for hours update

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Oakhurst Family History Center
49969 Road 427
Oakhurst, California 93641
(559) 683-8878
Tue-Sat 10AM-2PM
Notes: evenings by appointment

Oakland Family History Center
4766 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, California 94602
(510) 531-3905
T,W,Th 9:30am-9:30pm; Fri 9:30am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm
Notes: Many US censuses and early French-Canadian records. Excellent census index book collection

Orange Family History Center
674 S Yorba St
Orange, California 92693
(714) 997-7710
Tues, Wed, Thur 9am - 9 pm except 2nd Thurs 9am -7pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Notes: This is a regional family history center

Pasadena California Family History Center
770 N Sierra Madre Villa
Pasadena, California 91107
(626) 351-8517
10am-9PM Tues & Thurs, 10am-4pm W,F, Sat

El Dorado Family History Center
3275 Cedar Ravine
Placerville, California 95667
(530) 621-1378
Tues-Wed-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-1pm
Notes: Large collection of books donated by local genealogy club are available.

Pleasanton Stake Center
6101 Valley Ave
Pleasanton, California 94566
(925) 843-0149
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat 9 AM to 1 PM, Tues, Wed 7 PM to 9 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Porterville Family History Center
837 E Morton Ave
Porterville, California 93257
(209) 784-2311
Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. + Tues.,Wed, & Thur. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Notes: Person is Rhea Benner

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Redding Family History Center
3410 Churn Creek Rd
Redding, California 96001
(916) 222-4949
Tues-Wed 9AM to 9PM ;Thurs 9Am to 6PM ;Sat 10AM to 2PM
Notes: mailing address:1555 Pleasant St. Redding,CA 96001

Redlands CA FHC
350 Wabash St
Redlands, California 92374
(909) 794-3844
9:00-3:00 Mon, Tues, Wed 9:00-1:00 Thur, Sat 6:00-9:00 Tue, Wed, Thur.
Notes: Daytime summer hours 10:00-1:00 M, T, W,Th, Sa

Ridgecrest California Family History Center
1031 S Norma St
Ridgecrest, California 93555
(760) 375-6998
Tue & Thu 9a-3p, 6:30p-9p; Wed 9a-3p; Fri 9a-12p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
5900 Grand Ave.
Riverside, California 92504
(909) 784-1918
Mon-Sat, 9AM-12 ; Tue, Wed, Thu 6PM-9PM

Jurupa Family History Center
5950 Serendipity Rd
Riverside, California 92509
(909) 360-8547
Sunday

Sacramento Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave
Sacramento, California 95821
(916) 487-2090
Tue, Thu, 10AM-9:30PM, Wed, 10AM-4:30PM, Fri 10AM-7PM
Notes: Located between EL Camino & Marconi. Multi-Regional

Elk Grove Family History Center
8925 Vintage Park Dr
Sacramento, California 95829
(916) 688-5554
Tue, Thu 10AM-4PM, 7PM-9PM, Wed 10AM-4PM, 5PM-9PM
Notes: Mailing address: 8925 Vintage Park Dr, Sacramento, 95829

San Bernardino California Family History Center
3860 N Waterman
San Bernardino, California 92404
(909) 881-5355
Center closed permanently in December 2010

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
975 Sneath Ln
San Bruno, California 94066
(415) 873-1928
Wed 9-4, Thurs 9-4 &6-9, Sat 9-4
Notes: Closed for extended periods during holidays.

San Diego California Large Multistake
4195 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108
(619) 584-7668
Mon-Tue (9-5); Wed-Thur(9-9); Sat.(9-5)
Notes: Located in basement of Stake Center

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4977 San Felipe Rd
San Jose, California 95135
(408) 274-8592
Tue-Thu 9:00-21:00; Sat 9:00-15:00

Santa Clara Family History Center
875 Quince Ave
Santa Clara, California 95051
(408) 241-1449
Tue-Fri 9AM - 4PM, 7PM - 9:30PM, Sat, noon - 4PM

LDS Family History Center
220 Elk St
Santa Cruz, California 95065
(831) 426-1078
Tue:9-3, &6-9, Wed:9-9, Thur & Sat 9-12

LDS Family History Center
908 E Sierra Madre
Santa Maria, California 93454
(805) 928-4722
Mon. 10-2, Tue.- Thur. & Sat. 10-2 & 7-9
Notes: We have a great staff and many computers!

Santa Rosa/San Rafael Stakes Family History center
1725 Peterson Ln
Santa Rosa, California 95403
(707) 525-0399
Mon 1:00pm-5:00pm; Tues 1:00pm-9:00pm; Wed 1:00pm-9:00pm; Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm; Sat 9:00am-1:00pm.

Monterey California Stake
1024 Noche Buena St
Seaside, California 93955
(408) 394-1124
Tue-Wed 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Simi Valley Family History Center
3979 Township
Simi Valley, California 93063
(805) 581-2456
Monday-Fri 9-1 Sat 9-12 T-Thurs night 6-9
Notes: All welcome--no fee

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Sonora Family History Center
19481 Hillsdale Dr
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 536-9206
T, W, TH 10:00am-4:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
Notes: Closed the first Thursday evening (6:30-9:00pm) of each month

Stockton Family History
800 W Brookside Rd
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 951-7060
Tue, Wed, Thu 10AM-9PM, except 10AM-5PM 1st Thursday
Notes: Complete 1790-1850 US census; 75+ CD's on network

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Tehachapi Ward
600 Anita Dr
Tehachapi, California 93561
(661) 822-7909
Tues.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m. -1:00p.m. & 6:30pm to 9:00 pm.

Thousand Oaks FHC
36445 N Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks, California 91360
(805) 241-9316
Daytime T - F 9am - 3pm Evening W - F 7 - 9 pm
Notes: Jackie DuBois Bergstrom TOFreckles@aol.com

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Twentynine Palms Family History Center
73002 El Paseo Dr
Twentynine Palms, California 92277
(760) 367-4160
Mon. 10-2 Tues. 10-3, Wed. 6:30-9:30p.m. Sun. 4-7p.m.
Notes: Other times by appointment only

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Ukiah Family History Center
1337 S Dora St
Ukiah, California 95482
(707) 468-5746
Tues. 9am-9pm, Thur. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

Upland Family History Center
785 W San Antonio Ave
Upland, California 91786
(909) 985-8821
Monday & Saturday-10:00am -2:00pm,Tues.-Thurs.-10:00am-9:00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Vacaville Family History Center
480 Wrentham Dr
Vacaville, California 95688
(707) 451-8394
Tue, Wed, Thur

Valencia Family History Center
24443 W McBean Pkwy
Valencia, California 91355
(805) 259-1347
M/W:9-5; T/Th:9-5 &6p-9p; Sat
Notes: Closed Fridays and holidays

Ventura Family History Center
3501 Loma Vista Rd
Ventura, California 93003
(805) 643-5607
Tue,Thu 10am-8pm (except 3rd Tue, 10am-6pm); Wed 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm; closed 5th Sat

Victorville Stake Center - Family History Center
12100 Ridgecrest Rd
Victorville, California 92395
(619) 243-5632
Tue-Thu 10a-8p; Wed 10a-5p; Sat 10a-2p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
825 W Tulare Ave
Visalia, California 93277
(209) 732-3712
T, Th 1PM-9PM, Wed 10AM-9PM
Notes: On Wed call first, sometimes opens at 2PM

Vista Family History Center
1310 Footill Dr
Vista, California 92084
(760) 945-6053
Mon& Fri 9:00-5:00; Tu, We, Th 9:00-9:00; Sat 9:00-1:00

Los Angeles Family History Center
10741 Santa Monica Blvd
West Los Angeles, California 90025
(310) 474-9990
Mon.Fri.Sat 9A-5P; Tues. Wed. Thu. 9A-9P

Whittier Family History Center
15265 E Mulberry Dr
Whittier, California 90606
(562) 946-1880
Mon 10a-1p; Tue-Thu 9a-1p; Wed 5p-8p; Sat by appt

Yuba City CA Stake Center
1470 Butte House Rd
Yuba City, California 95991
(530) 673-0113
M&Sa-9toNoon/Tu-9to3&6to9/W-9to9/Th-9to3

Yucca Valley California Family History Center
56885 Onaga Trail
Yucca Valley, California 92284
(760) 369-7430
no mail received at above address

California Genealogy Resources

When beginning your California genealogy research, the University of California, Riverside's Center for Biographical Studies and Research is a fabulous resource for historic California newspapers. Their California Digital Newspaper Collection offers free public online access to indexed, digitized newspapers.

Another free resource for San Francisco Bay Area content is SF Genealogy. Dig deep into this website to find an amazing hodgepodge of information, particularly for records that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. Be sure to check out their research tips.

Free access to California's vital records index is provided by California Vital Search. The $60 per year access (for up to six persons) will give you faster, ad-free searches and more complete results than the same indexes offered by other sites.

California Department of Health
Vital Records - MS 5103
PO Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
916-445-2684
Website

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, SuiteLL2
Oakland, CA 94612-3031
510-663-1358
Website

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-357-1848
Website

California State Library
Information Resources and Government Publications
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
916-654-0261
Website

Sutro Library
480 Winston Drive
San Francisco CA 94132
415-731-4477

California Genealogy Websites

California Genealogy

Cyndi's List - California

California Cemetery Records

California Genealogy Sites

Linkpendium: California

FamilySearch Wiki - California

California GenWeb


California Record Collections

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