California Spanish Genealogy
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Specific publications that include California Spanish families:
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The History of California, Pioneer Register and Index [extracted from History of California, 7 volumes; originally published 1884-90]. Regional Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, 1964;  reprinted for Clearfield Company Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.
Bowman, Lynn. Los Angeles:  Epic of a City. Howell-North Books, Copyright 1974 by Howell-North Books, Berkeley, California, ISBN:  0-8310-7109-5.
Bandy, Marcy and Maurice. Saddleback Ancestors: Rancho Families of Orange County California, Revised Edition. Orange County California Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1587, Orange, California 92856-1587, 1998.
Carrillo, Leo. The California I Love. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Copyright 1961 by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Crosby, Harry W. Gateway to Alta California. Sunbelt Publications, El Cajon, CA <www.sunbeltbooks.com>, Copyright 2003.
Dakin, Susanna Bryant. A Scotch Paisano in Old Los Angeles:  Hugo Reid's Life in California, 1832 - 1852, Derived from His CorrespondenceUniversity of California Press, Copyright 1939, by the Regents of the University of California, First Paperback Printing 1978, ISBN:  0-520-03717-0.
" . . . When Reid first entered the Pueblo of Los Angeles in 1832 it was a sleepy, mud-colored place of one-story adobes built with little regard for planning . . . Settling nearby at Mission San Gabriel, Reid became a Mexican citizen and a Catholic, in order to own property and marry a Californian . . . a charming, readable recreation of the life in early California and its transition from a pastoral Mexican territory to an American state . . ."
Garner, Bess Adams. Windows in an Old Adobe. Progress-Bulletin, Pomona, California (in collaboration with:  Saunders Press, Claremont, California, 1939) Copyright 1939, by Bess Adams Garner.
"Intimate pictures of old California family life - idyllic days on the Rancho San Jose' - the passing of one day - one age - one civilization and the rising of another . . . those who lived within the walls of Palomares adobe ranch house . . . " (Includes genealogical tables for:  Palomares; Higuera; Machado; Alvarado; Vejar; Reyes; et. al.)
Mason, William M. Los Angeles Under The Spanish Flag, Spainís New World. Southern California Genealogical Society, California, 2004.
"Produced as a complement to Northrop's Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850, Vol III."
Mutnick, Dorothy Gittinger. Some Alta California Pioneers and Descendants, Vols 1-5. Contra Costa County Historical Society, California, 1989.
Mutnick, Dorothy Gittinger. Some California Poppies and Even a Few Mommies, Volume I. Contra Costa: Contra Costa County Historical Society, California, 1980.
Mutnick, Dorothy Gittinger. Some California Poppies and Even a Few Mommies, Volume II. Contra Costa: Contra Costa County Historical Society, California, 1981.
Northrop, Marie E. Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850, Volume I. Southern California Genealogical Society, Burbank, California. Copyright 1986. Volume I published 1976, reprinted 1999. **More detail about publication.**
Northrop, Marie E.  Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850, Vol II. Southern California Genealogical Society, Burbank, California. Copyright 1986. Volume II published 1984, reprinted 1999. **More detail about publication.**
Northrop, Marie E.  Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850, Vol III. Southern California Genealogical Society, Burbank, California. **More detail about publication.**
Ohles, Wallace V. The Lands of Mission San Miguel. Word Dancer Press, 950 N.Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93728, In Association with The Friends of the Adobes, Inc. P.O. Box 326, San Miguel, CA 93451, 1997.
Ontiveros, Erlinda Pertusi. San Ramon Chapel Pioneers and Their California Heritage. Editors - Jim and Lynne Norris. Olive Press Publications, Box 99, Los Olivos, California 93441,  1990.
Pitt, Leonard. The Decline of the Californios:  A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 1846 - 1890. University of California Press
Copyright 1966 by the Regents of the University of California. ISBN:  0-520-01019-1 (cloth), ISBN:  0-520-01637-8 (paper).
" . . . focuses on the circumstances that caused the native-born Californians, or Californios, to lose numerical supremacy, land, political influence, and cultural dominance, and become a disadvantages social group. It is the story of the decline but no less of the . . . perseverance of a subgroup which in the twentieth century was transformed into the largest minority in the Far West - the Mexican-Americans."
Poett, A. Dibblee. Rancho San Julian:  The Story of a California Ranch and Its People. Fithian Press - Santa Barbara Historical Society - Santa Barbara - 1991 Copyright 1991 by A. Dibblee Poett ISBN:  0-931832-71-3 (Families of Jose Antonio Julian de la Guerra; Robert Dibblee and Dr. Joseph Henry Poett.)
Schuetz-Miller, Mardith K. Building and Builders in Hispanic California, 1769-1850. Southwestern Mission Research Center, Tucson, Arizona. A Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Presidio Research Publication, Santa Barbara, California, 1994.
Wittenburg, Sister Mary Ste. Therese. The Machados and Rancho La Ballona:  The Story of the Land and its Ranchero, Jose Agustin Antonio Machado; With a Genealogy of the Machado Family" Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, 1973;
Copyright 1973 by Sisters of Notre Dame of Los Angeles, California, Inc.
ISBN:  0-87093-164-4.

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