California Censuses & Substitute Name Lists, 1700 – 2016, Second Edition; With FR0218-2 FREE As A PDF Download EBook
California Censuses & Substitute Name Lists, 1700 – 2016, Second Edition;  With FR0218-2 FREE As A PDF Download EBook
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California Censuses & Substitute Name Lists, 1700 – 2016, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, Second Edition; by William Dollarhide; 117 pp., paper; 8.5x11; Published: 2018; ISBN: 9781628591958; Item # FR0217-2

This new Second Edition includes 281 California Web URLs, of which only 22 are catalog/reference links. Most links go directly to online databases. The volume includes an additional 20 pages of California bibliographic data not available when the first edition was printed in 2013.

With this series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Censuses & Substitute Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Censuses & substitute name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Censuses & Substitute Name List guides can make the difference.

Not only does this volume give a detailed bibliography of censuses & substitute name lists available for the state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.

William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author and cartographer of Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, a book of 393 census- year maps, and one of the bestselling titles ever published in the field of genealogy. Mr. Dollarhide currently lives in Washington. He has written numerous guidebooks related to genealogical research.

I recommend it to any genealogist, beginner or advanced, that had ancestors in the state. - Leland K. Meitzler, Editor –, Publisher – Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC

This book is also available in an electronic pdf format.


  • Preface
  • California Name Lists
    • 1850-1852 California Map
    • California Name Lists
    • Historical Timeline for California, 1535-1854
    • Introduction, California’s Spanish, Mexican, and State Name Lists
    • Bibliography of California Name Lists, 1700 –2011
  • U.S. Maps
    • 1763 British North America
    • 1784-1802 Western Land Cessions
    • 1790 United States
    • 1800 United States
    • 1810 United States
    • 1820 United States
    • 1830 United States
    • 1840 United States
    • 1850 United States
    • 1860 United States
    • 1870-1880 United States
    • 1890-1940 United States
  • National Name Lists
    • Getting Started
    • National Look-up Sites Online
    • Bibliography of National Lists, 1600s – Present

The following guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co.:

  • Alabama