Ancestry.com. California, Pioneer Index, 1769-1848 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 1997.Original data: Bancroft, Hubert Howe. California Pioneer Register and Index 1542-1848, Including Inhabitants of California, 1769-1800 and List of Pioneers. San Francisco, CA, USA: 1884-1890. Extracted from Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of California
This compilation was extracted from the monumental seven-volume History of California by Hubert Bancroft. The information extracted was done with the genealogist in mind and includes lists of inhabitants, lists of pioneers, and a pioneer register. The first section is a list of all male inhabitants from 1769 through 1800 and the number following the name refers to the following dates (1) 1769-1773, (2) 1774-1780, (3) 1781-1790, and (4) 1791-1800. The second section is a list of pioneers with the date they arrived in the territory following the name. In the last section, biographies are given of selected settlers to the area. With such a wealth of information, this database is a must see for researching a California ancestor.