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About Ventura County

Ventura County lies north of Los Angeles County, South of both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties on the Coast of California. It is rich in history:

"In 1769, Spanish missionaries brought the first citrus to California when they established the twenty-one California missions. Farming in Ventura County started when Father Serra founded the San Buenaventura Mission in 1783. He planted citrus along with other fruit trees and vegetables."  

An excerpt from Yda Addis Storke's History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties may be found here.

Ventura County was home to the Chumash 
and has many archaeological and historical sites.

Ventura County Resources


Birth Records

Census Records
Cities & Towns
City Directories
County History
County Information
Death Records

Family Genealogies
Land Records





Research Links
Vital Records

NEW! Vietnam War Casualties - Ventura County
transcribed by Kaitlyn Brooks

California Voter Registers, 1866-1898

Guide to County Archives of California

California Vital Records

Rootsweb Resource Page
CAGenWeb County Pages
CAGenWeb Clickable County Map

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To post your Queries, Biographies, Bible Records, Deeds, Obituaries, Pensions, and Wills,
please visit the Rootsweb Message Board
for Ventura County, California.

Ventura County Message Board


My name is LaRae Halsey-Brooks, and my daughter,
Eireann Brooks, and I are the new County Co-Coordinators
for the Ventura County CAGenWeb Project.

If you would like to contribute Biographical Sketches of your
Ventura County families to this website,
please let us know.
We will be happy to create a special page for your material
and include any photographs, scanned documents,
or other items you'd like to add to the page.

We also would like a list of your Ventura County Surnames
with dates and townships. We'll include a link back
so others researching your families can contact you.

If you live in or near Ventura County and would like to
take digital photographs of cemeteries and tombstones,
please let us know.

If you have access to existing cemetery transcriptions,
land records, tax rolls, school class rosters/photos, etc.,
we would be most grateful for any and all submissions.

If you are interested in hosting another county
in California for the CAGenWeb Project,
adoptable counties can be found on the
county index page,
or you may contact CAGenWeb State Coordinator
Elizabeth Bullard.

Please check back from time to time
as we add more information to the page!

Thank you!
LaRae & Eireann

Neighboring Counties
Santa Barbara
San Luis Obispo
Los Angeles

This page was last updated January 15, 2019.

Ventura County Co-Coordinators:
LaRae Halsey-Brooks & Eireann Brooks

State Coordinator:
Elizabeth Bullard

Assistant State Coordinators:
Claire Martin
Joy Fisher

Jeannette Harper


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for the CAGenWeb Project