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Happy 162nd Birthday California!

California became a state one hundred and sixty two years ago today, (September 9th, 1850 for the math-impaired among us). I am sharing an article by Michael Leclerc posted on Mocavo’s website where he shares 5 great resources for California research.

I even learned that the first daily newspaper in California The Daily Alta Californian has been digitized. The first capitol of California was Alta, later known as Monterey—my stomping grounds.

I recommend them all and thought Leclerc did such a good job describing them it would be best to just provide the link. Happy (California) Trails!


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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