We Are California

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Did you come from another country or another state to live in California? Did your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, or ancestors come from somewhere else to make a home in California? Were your Native Californian ancestors here before the first Europeans arrived hundreds of years ago? If so, then you are part of the great unfolding story of California: the most populous and the most diverse state in the nation.

We Are California is the first-ever website devoted to the history of California immigration and migration, and the first-ever website where Californians can tell their own coming-to-California stories. We invite you to explore the remarkable stories of your fellow Californians — past and present — and to add your own, or your family’s, "We Are California" story.

Visit our We Are California site at www.weareca.org.


Photo "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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