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San Luis Obispo County, California Facts

San Luis Obispo County

When was San Luis Obispo County, CA Created?
San Luis Obispo County was established on February 18, 1850.

What is the County Seat of San Luis Obispo County, CA?
The County Seat is located in  San Luis Obispo also, the county government website is www.slocounty.ca.gov

What counties are adjacent to San Luis Obispo County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Santa Barbara County, Kern County, Kings County, Monterey County .


San Luis Obispo County, CA Vital Records

Where can find San Luis Obispo County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
San Luis Obispo County vital records can be found at the California Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1905, marriage records that occurred from 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorce records that occurred between 1962 and June, 1984. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in California for current fees and application process.

You can search online for San Luis Obispo County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for California Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Local Registrar of Births and Death, 2191 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; Office (805) 781-5514


San Luis Obispo County, CA Census Records

What San Luis Obispo County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for San Luis Obispo County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

San Luis Obispo Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. San Luis Obispo Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. San Luis Obispo Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another California census is the California State Census in 1852. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.


San Luis Obispo County, CA Courthouse and Government Records


SanLuisObispo County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of San Luis Obispo County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in California courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless California residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the San Luis Obispo County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also California Corthouse Records Research Guide.


San Luis Obispo County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for San Luis Obispo County, CA?
A list of San Luis Obispo County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other San Luis Obispo County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in San Luis Obispo County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to San Luis Obispo County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is basically a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

San Luis Obispo Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

San Luis Obispo Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

San Luis Obispo Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

San Luis Obispo Co. CA General and History Websites

San Luis Obispo Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

San Luis Obispo Co. CA Military Records

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