Category Archives: California Repositories

California State Archives Releases Online Digital Collection of 19th Century California Trademarks

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the release of nearly 4,000 digitized California trademark images and applications filed with the Secretary of State between 1861 and 1900. These images and documents are the largest digital collection ever assembled … Continue reading

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The Solano County Archives Are in Indefinite Storage

I have a blog where I have been posting regularly on Thursdays under the theme of “Treasure Chest Thursday” about a cache of documents I was given relating to Emma (Schafer) Petit La Forêt.  She was living in Vallejo, Solano … Continue reading

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Port of Los Angeles Archives in Danger

The Port of Los Angeles created an archives program in 2010 to preserve its historic documents.  About 25,000 linear feet of archival materials have been identified, including photographs, ledgers, maps, blueprints, promotional material, and ephemera.  In early 2015, the Port … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression

SSA – Social Security Agency 1934 – Present RG 47 Cath Madden Trindle Drawn by climate and activity, thousands of elderly Americans flocked to southern California during the roaring twenties. Their comfortable living came to an abrupt halt as many lost … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression

Miscellaneous Agencies Cath Madden Trindle Before delving into the genealogical wonders of WPA records in a future issue, it is worth mentioning some of the “other” Alphabet Soup agencies and boards set up during the Franklin Roosevelt administration.  Whether your … Continue reading

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