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San Luis Obispo Library
995 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA


San Luis Obispo County California Genealogy Archives
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California Research Outline

Atascadero California
2600 Ramona Drive
Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone: (805) 466-6103


San Luis Obispo CA
651 Foothill
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone: (805) 543-6328



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Historical & Genealogical
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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4
Atascadero, CA 93423
P.O. Box 284
Arroyo Grande, CA
93421-0284


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South County Historical Society
P.O. Box 633
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
Phone: (805) 489-8282
Representing:
Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, Halcyon, Edna Valley, Los Berros, Oso Flaco and Huasna in San Luis Obispo County, California.



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San Luis Obispo County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, Creston, Grover Beach, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Shandon, Shell Beach

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Established: February 18, 1850
Parent County: Original County
County Seat: San Luis Obispo

Adjacent Counties: Kern, Kings, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Name Origin: the Mission San Luis Obispo was established by Padre Junipero Serra and named for Saint Luis, the Bishop of Toulouse. The County of San Luis Obispo and the City by the same name are named for Mission San Luis Obispo.

 
  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • California State Vital Records Office of Vital Records
    304 'S' Street
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Phone: (916) 445-1719
    Fax: (800) 858-5553

  • New Law Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth or death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • San Luis Obispo County California Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
 Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records

  Court, Wills & Probate Records

  City & Farm Directories
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  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
 History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
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