Research at the Archive

Genealogical Resources

 

Membership gives you access to copies of the registers in which the sacraments of baptism, marriage, and burial were recorded at the California Missions, copies of Padrones or censuses we have available, and various other resources.

Unfortunately, we do not have the staffing or expertise to be able to offer assistance with genealogical research or translation of the sources.

 

Click here to download the list of registers we have available. 

 

Click here to go to the Early California Population Project, an online database that may be helpful for research. 

SBMAL Hours: 

 

By appointment only: most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Break from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m for lunch.

Closed on federal holidays and other occasions.

Santa Bárbara Mission-Archive Library

2201 Laguna Street 

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-4713 ext.152

research@sbmal.org

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We would like to acknowledge that SBMAL is located on the traditional ancestral territory of the Barbareño Chumash people.

© 2016 by the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library. Federal Tax ID# 95-6220730. The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation, whose contributions have enabled us to remain open and accommodate researchers for more hours than would otherwise be the case.