Category Archives: Records

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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Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical Research

Sunday, March 13, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m. Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco 94115 (parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html) Tired of being told by state archives or libraries that the records you want are inaccessible?  Reclaim the Records is … 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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Presentation on 20th-century Immigration and Naturalization Records

20th-century Immigration and Naturalization Records Speaker:  Marisa Louie Sunday, July 19, 2015 Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 Program begins 1:30 p.m. The National Archives maintains many records relating to immigration and naturalization in the 20th … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events for Freedmen’s Bureau Records at Oakland FamilySearch Library

On June 19, 2015, the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth (when the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas), a major media event took place in Los Angeles to announce that all records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned … Continue reading

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