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Early California Population Project

An overview of The Huntington library's Early California Population Project database and user guide.


Need additional help?
In-depth search strategies, as well as pertinent keywords and abbreviations, can be found in the Guide to Users.

How do I cite the ECPP?
The Early California Population Project: A Database Compiled and Developed at the Huntington Library. General Editor, Steven W. Hackel, Lead Compiler, Anne M. Reid. (The Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 2006.)

Related Resources

Researchers can access copies of the original microfilmed mission registers at The Huntington. To inquire about setting up an appointment to view the microfilm and related materials, contact

N.B. The Huntington Library does not hold all original mission registers used to create the ECPP database.

California Mission records collection [microform], 1770-1965.
This collection contains copies of all the obtainable records of the missions of early California. These records consist mainly of baptismal, marriage and burial records, often with indices. There are also copies of historical material (Santa Clara Mission), church music (San Juan Bautista Mission), Indians Census Books and clothing distribution to the Indians (San Buenaventura), and account books (San Juan Bautista, Santa Cruz and San Carlos Borromeo Missions). View date ranges available for each mission in the online finding aid.
Call number: MSS MFilm 00528

Search for additional resources related to mission history in the Huntington library catalog using the subject headings:

Missions -- California -- Archives
Indians of North America -- California