Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Great Registers

The Monterey County Great Registers can be a valuable source of genealogical information! They contain the names of all registered voters, date and place of birth, occupation, and residence. If they are naturalized citizens they include the date, place, and courthouse where the naturalization occured.

The following registers are available FREE online:

1872 Foreign Born Voters of California - by Jim W. Faulkinbury

Family History Library microfilm resources:

1890 Great Register of Monterey County - Clifford, Karen Kampsula 1946
1879 Great Register of Monterey County - Monterey County Clerk
1896 Precinct Registers - Monterey County Clerk
Great Registers, 1867, 1869, 1872, 1875-1876, 1879-1880, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898 - Monterey County Clerk
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Original Volumes


The original, leather bound volumes of the following Registers are available in the County Archives:

Great Registers:

1866-1870
1870
1886-1890
1892 (Volumes 1 and 2)
1896 (Volumes 1 and 2)
1898 (Volume 3)
1900 (Volumes 1 and 2)
1902 (Volumes 1 and 2)
1904 (Volumes 1 and 2)
1906-1907 (Volumes 1 and 2)
1908-1909 (Volumes A-L and M-Z)
1910-1911 (Volumes A-L and M-Z)
1912-1913 (Volumes A-L and M-Z)
1914-1915 (Volumes A-L and M-Z)
1922-1923 Pleyto District
1930-1931 Blanco District

Election Registers:

1932 Deputy Registrars Letters
1938 August Primary Election, Greenfield
1982 Officers Digest
1983 District Elections
1983 Elementary District Elections