Churches play a very important part in doing research on your Californio ancestors. Since most Californios were Catholic, the first place you'd want to look is in the Catholic church where your ancestor attended, in the cast of the Berryessa family, they attended many different parishes, which include, St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica (San Jose), Saint Claire's Parish (Santa Clara), many of the California missions, St Catherine's Parish (Martinez), St. Dominic's Parish (Benicia), St. Alphonsus Parish (Suisun City), St. Peter's Parish (Dixon), St. John the Baptist Parish (Napa), St. Francis Solano (Sonoma), and many many others.....

Bellow are the parishes searched, and what was found from them:

St. Dominic'sSt. Joseph's Cathedral BasilicaSt. Alphonsus ParishSt. Peter's Parish
St. Catherine's ParishMission Santa ClaraMission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores)Mission San Francisco de Solano

Also, click here for information on the Berreyesa family in the California Missions


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