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Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society

Some Useful and Free Websites for Genealogy


California Birth Index (CABI) 1905-1995
http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cabirthm.htm

This database contains information on almost 25 million persons who were born from 1905 through 1995 in California.
The available information may include last name (surname) first name, middle name, birth date, sex, Mother's (Maiden name) and County.


California Death Index (CADI) 1905-1940
http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm

This database contains information on persons who died in California from 1905 through 1939.
The available information may include last name (surname,) first name, middle name, birth date, mother's maiden (name,) father's last (name), sex, birth place, death place, residence, death date, SSN (Social Security number) and age.


California Death Index (CADI) 1940-1997
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

This database contains information on over 9 million persons who died in California from 1940 through 1997.
The available information may include last name (surname,) first name, middle name, birth date, mother's maiden (name,) father's last (name), sex, birth place, death place, residence, death date, SSN (Social Security number) and age.


Social Security Death Index (SSDI) 1962-Present
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693

This huge database includes about 68 million names of persons who had a Social Security number and have died. The Social Security program began in 1935 and was the result of the Great Depression of 1929. However, most names in the database are from about 1962 to the present.
The available information may include name, birth (date), death (date), last residence, last benefit, SSN (Social Security number) and issued (location).


Rootsweb
http://searches.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Some birth, marriage and death information is available for Texas (along with birth and death indices for California). Some counties from other States are also available here. We hope that other States will add their databases in the future.


The Mormon Church
https://familysearch.org/

This church encourages its members to study their genealogy. It provides many databases to help them. These databases are of great help to non-Mormons also. On their Website are databases called the International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, and Pedigree Resource File. Their Family History Library located in Salt Lake City is probably the largest genealogical library in the world. This is not an endorsement of any faith, it is just a source of information.


Land Records
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

The U. S. Department of the Interior includes the Bureau of Land Management, which has an excellent database. Since over 90 percent of our ancestors were landowners and farmers between about 1820 and 1908 this site can show us where our ancestors owned land. The 13 original States are not yet included, but about 30 states are. We expect this database to continue improving.


Vital Records - Where to Write
http://vitalrec.com/index.html

Vital records (i. e. birth, marriage and death records) form an important set of records that is available for many of our ancestors in the United States. An address to write to and cost may be found at this web site. Generally you will need to know both the state and county in order to request this information.


The List of Links - Cyndi's List
http://www.CyndisList.com/

This is a list of over 184,000 Internet links for genealogists. In the Category List click on "Beginners" and find the following categories:

Beginners Guides, Hints & Tips
Mailing Lists, Newsgroups and Chat
Publications, Software & Supplies
Researching: Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Researching: Census Records
Researching: Land Records
Researching: Localities & Ethnic Groups
Researching: Military Records
Researching: Ships, Passenger Lists & Immigration
Researching: Specialty Records or Topics


Our Local Genealogical Society
http://www.L-AGS.org/

The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) has an excellent Website. A table titled "Calendar of Meetings & Events" describes when and where the different genealogy meetings are held each month - Regular or Main L-AGS Meeting, The Master Genealogist (software) Meeting, the Writing Group and Lunch and Learn Meetings. The Website includes cemetery and burial lists from Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton. Our L-AGS newsletter called Roots Tracer is published quarterly. Past issues are available on the web site by clicking on the following link.
     http://www.L-AGS.org/tracer/archives.menu.html

Each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a genealogical volunteer is at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton (925-931-3400) to help researchers with genealogy questions. L-AGS owns about 1,000 genealogy books housed at the library along with about 350 CDROMs about genealogy. It has been called the best collection of publicly available CDROMs for genealogy in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Almost all of the Websites listed above may be found under our L-AGS home page http://www.L-AGS.org/ by clicking on "Useful Internet Links."


For more information on any aspect of the Society, contact our President,

or write to:

L-AGS
P.O. Box 901
Livermore, CA 94551

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