Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.
view all


  • Caroline Mae Rainwater (1870 - 1972)
    Caroline Mae Poole Born on 18 Oct 1868. Caroline Mae married Pinkney Richard Rainwater and had 9 children. She passed away on Aug 1970. Spouse(s) Pinkney Richard Rainwater Children Florence Rai...
  • William Nathaniel Shipley (1902 - 1989)
    Gedcom Sources
  • Samuel Ashe Holmes (1830 - 1894)
    One of 4 founders of the Alabama Colony now in Madera County, later known as Borden. How much California owes to the best blond of the South, and especially, perhaps, what inestimable contribution ...
  • Ezekiel Hall (1847 - 1889)
    Ezekiel Hall was born on May 27, 1847, in Crawford County, Georgia to Samuel and Sarah Hall. Hall remained with his family until he was sixteen years old, when he left home and enlisted as a private ...
  • Richard Porter Ashe (1823 - 1871)
    Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Sept 1871 Dr. R.P. Ashe, whose death took place in San Francisco last week, was an old and esteemed citizen of this county. He was a native of North Carolina, which S...

This subportal is part of the USA Portal.


"The Golden State"

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas). It is home to the nation's second- and sixth-largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and San Francisco Bay Area), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach and Oakland). The capital city is Sacramento.

Although California was sighted by Spanish navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542, its first Spanish mission (at San Diego) was not established until 1769. California became a U.S. territory in 1847 when Mexico surrendered it to John C. Frémont. On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, starting the California Gold Rush and bringing settlers to the state in large numbers. California was admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850 as the 31st State.


  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba