In 1890, the state of California was a magnet for immigrants from every corner of the globe. Yet, a significant part of this history went missing. The 1890 census burned and remnants destroyed, this data is a great loss to genealogists and historians everywhere.

The goal of Southern California 1890 Project® is to help you bridge this gap by bringing together, in one searchable database, dozens of different types of sources and thousands of individual records.