*'''Finding Parents:''' The State of California began recording deaths in 1905. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search California death records]]
*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
*'''Marriage Records. '''
Coverage map showing all FamilySearch holdings by county . [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/ CM/ FusionMap_CA_county_marriages.html FamilySearch Historical Records]
=== California Record Finder ===