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SocietiesBack to the top of page

Society> Member Address City State Zip
CA State Library Foundation Y1225 8th Street Suite 345 Sacramento CA 65814-4809
California African American Genealogical Society  PO Box 8442 Los Angeles CA 90008-0442
California Genealogical Society and Library Y2201 Broadway, Suite LL2 Oakland CA 94612-3017
California Historical Society  678 Mission San Francisco CA 94105
California Mayflower Society  405 – 14th Street, Basement Oakland CA 94612-2704
California Mennonite Society  4824 E. Butler Fresno CA 93727
California Mission Studies Association  PO Box 3357 Bakersfield CA 93385-3357
California State Archives Y1020 "O" Street Sacramento CA 95814-5719
California State Library  PO Box 942837 Sacramento CA 94237-0001
Los Californianos  2531 Aztec Court Ventura CA 93001
Society of California Pioneers  300 Fourth Street San Francisco CA 94107
Southern California Genealogical Society Y417 Irving Drive Burbank CA 91504
Sutro Library Y480 Winston Drive San Francisco CA 94132-1719

Birth & Marriage RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Huntington's Early California Population Project Huntington LibraryMission births, marriages and burials 1769-1850
Article Research Aid - Birth & Marriage Records
Index Western State Historical Marriage Records Index1863-2000 BYU Idaho Special Collections
Miscellaneous Index Index to California Marriage Records1949-1985 Vital SearchOriginal: State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California

Church RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
California Missions Studies AssociationBibliography of Early California
California Missions FoundationHistories of missions
Lutheran Church Records - California Augustana CollegeInventory of Records in Swenson Center
Index Roman Catholic Parishes - California CatholicLinks.org
Bibliography Digital Copy A Bibliography of Digitized California Church Histories and Church Records available on the Internet Google BooksA Google Books Library Shelf created by Cath Madden Trindle
Postcard Digital Copy Penny Postcards from California - California Missions US GenWeb ArchivesUS GenWeb Archives

Court & Jail RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Original California Supreme Court Cases1850-1970 California State ArchivesBriefs, transcripts and Opinions: indexed to 1030
Original California Apellate Court Cases1850-1970 California State ArchivesBriefs, transcripts and Opinions: indexed to 1030
Jail Original California Prison Records 1850-1979 California State Archives
Jail Original California Youth Authority Index1891-1930 California State ArchivesActual records through 1963
Superior Court Website Superior Court- California California Superior Court Informational Website

Death RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Article Research Aid - Death
Index California Death Index Online1906-1995 VitalSearchCalifornia Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research vital Statistics Section
Index California Death Index Online1949-1995 AncestryCalifornia Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research vital Statistics Section
Index California Death Index Online1949-1995 RootswebCalifornia Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research vital Statistics Section
Cemetery Website Pioneer Graves Project
Mortuary Website Funeral Net

DirectoriesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Article Research Aid - Directories

Finding AidsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Dewey Decimal Map of California Counties San Mateo County Genealogical Society Library
Guide to the County Archives of Californiadigital copy Google BooksOwen C Coy 1919 California Historical Survey Commission
Article Guide to California Law Online Library of Congress
Index Records in the California State Archives1850- Online Archive of California
Digital Copy History of California Ancestry?Dwight A. Radford,?Thelma Berkey Walsmith, and?Nell Sachse Woodard?for?Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
Website Historical Museum Guide for California
Website California Association of Counties
Website The California GenWeb Project The US GenWeb ProjectCAGW Administrative Team
Website Henry Madden Library Catalog California State University FresnoNational and State Official Repository of Records
Bibliography Book California Genealogy Book Links Genealogy Book Links
Bibliography Website California: A Bibliography of Genealogical and Historical Materials listed in WorldCat WorldCat2010 Cath Madden Trindle

History RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Ranch & Mission Days in Early CaliforniaVirtual Museum of the City of San FranciscoThe Century Magazine 1890
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park California State Parks
Sacramento Valley Historical Railways
Article Mormon Settlements in California Encylopedia of MormonismTED J. WARNER
Article History of Transportation in California Don's Notes
Book Northwestern Pacific Railroad Arcadia Publishing Fred Codoni, Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society
Digital Copy The round trip from the Hub to the Golden gate1890 Internet ArchiveSusie C Clark, Boston: Lee & Shepherd
Digital Copy Report of a majority of border county delegations, on joint resolution of Legislature of Nevada, asking the cession of territory east of the summit of the Sierra Nevadas1874 Internet ArchiveBorder County Delegations, California State Printing Office
Website California Settlements & Colonies
Website California History Online Catalog California Historical SocietyCalifornia Historical Society
Website California Trail Oregon-California Trail Association
Website The Gold Rush: Epic Saga of the Forty-niners Sacramento Bee
Website The Gold Rush: American Experience PBS
Website American Memory Library of CongressSearch for California Gold Rush
Website California Gold Rush Eyewitness to History
Website Gold Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco
Website Gold Rush Oakland Museum of California
Website Women in the Gold Rush
Website Timeline of California History
Website California HistoryLibrarian's Internet Index
Bibliography Digital Copy A Bibliography of Digitized California Histories and Genealogies available on the Internet Google BooksA Google Bookshelf List created by Cath Madden Trindle
Biography John Muir Collection Holt-Atherton Library (UOP) Special CollectionsCorrespondence, Journals, Photographs, Drawings
Biography Digital Copy The Diary of A 49er1920 Internet ArchiveChauncey L. Canfield
Biography Digital Copy Pen Portraits1871 Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide DatabasesRR Parkinson
Biography Website California Pioneer Register and Index sfgenealogy
County History Book A Memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California. Illustrated. Containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period ... and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and prominent citizens of to-day ... 1850-1893Henry D Barrows; Luther A Ingersoll; Lewis Publishing Company. Santa Cruz, Calif. : Three Rocks Research, 2005
Ethnic California State Indian Museum California State Parks
Ethnic Article Short Overview of California Indian History California Native American Heritage CommissionProfessor Edward D. Castillo
Ethnic Website A History of Black Americans in California Natiional Parks Service
Ethnic Website The Chinese in California Wandering Lizard - California
Ethnic Website Chinese in California 1850-1925 Library of Congress
Occupational Aerospace Museum of California
Occupational California Foundry History Institute
Occupational The Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum
Occupational Heidrick Ag History Center
Oral Original Oral History Project1986+ California State ArchivesOver 400 California State Oral Histories

Land RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Inventory of the State Land Records1852-1932 California State University Humboldt
Article Research Aid - Land
Book Bibliography of Berlo's California History & Statistical Map Books in the Pleasanton Library L-AGS Collection in Pleasanton LibraryRobert C. Berlo [handmade books in limited production]
Index Index to Spanish & Mexican Land Grant Maps1855-1875 Califoria State Archives
Digital Copy Spanish and Indian Place Names of California, their meaning and their romance Google BooksNellie Van de Grift Sanchez 1914
Website Gold California Geological Survey
Website Research Mining Claims
Website Mining ClaimsBureau of Land Management
Website Desert Fever: A 200 year history of mining in the California Desert
Website Mining Pioneers of Eastern California
Website The Changing Counties1850-2001 Whipple Well
Website Surveyor links and hints California Land Surveyors AssociationLinks to online county and city mapping resources
Map Map of California Historic Gold Mines
Map Digital Map Collection Meriam LibrarySpecial Collections Meriam Library CSU Chico
Map 1910 California Census Map 1910 Access Genealogy
Map Digital Copy California1899 Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide DatabasesCalifornia Blue Book
Map Digital Copy California - North1936 Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide Databases
Map Digital Copy California - South1936 Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide Databases
Map Digital Copy California Map Collectionsassorted David Rumsey Map Collection
Map Website California Historic Topographic Map CollectionSpecial Collections Merriam Library California State University Chico
Map Website California: Perry-Castañeda Library Map CollectionUniversity of Texas Libraries

Milirary RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
California State Military Museum
Original Military Records1850-1942 California State Archives
Transcription National Guard of California1871 Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide DatabasesSource: Sacramento Daily Union, Monday, January 1, 1872, page 4 ; Nancy Pratt Melton
Transcription California National Guard Report1891-1892 RootsWeb
Website California Military Records RootsWeb
Website National Cemeteries
Website List of Spanish American War Veterans Buried in California The Spanish American War Centennial WebsiteJohn Patchin
Civil War Civil War Pension Index Cardsindex
Civil War They Learned in Californiaarticle California Mission Resource CenterGenerals and Admirals of the Civil War
Civil War The 71st California RegimentindexPA Civil War Volunteer Soldiers
Civil War The Civil War in the WestarticleOverland Trail Association
Civil War The California Column in the Civil Wararticle San Diego History
Civil War California Union Troopsindex The Civil War Achivee
Civil War California and the Civil War: A bibliographical essayarticleCalifornia Historical SocietyGilbert, Benjamin Franklin, California Historical Society Quarterly vol 40 no 4 Dec 1961.
Civil War California Civil War Rostersindex
Civil War California Civil War Veteransindex
Civil War California in the Civil Wararticle Wikpedia
Civil War Californians in the Civil Wararticle California State Military Museum
Civil War Website Civil War Regimental Rosters
Ethnic Website Glossary for Filiaciones Espanol New Mexico Genealogical Society(Physical descriptions from Spanish Enlistment Papers) by Evelyn Lujan Baca
WWI The Story of the 91st Division1914-1918 Internet Archive91st Division Publication Committee, San Mateo, Calif

Miscellaneous RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Original Trademarks1861- California State Archives
Original Articles of Incorporation1850-1959 California State Archives
Original DeWitt State Hospital1947-1972 California State ArchivesCalifornia State Department of Mental Hygiene
Original Mendocino State Hospital1887-1972 California State ArchivesCalifornia State Department of Mental Hygiene
Original Modesto State Hospital1900-1972 California State ArchivesCalifornia State Department of Mental Hygiene
Original Sonoma State Hospital 1884-1972 California State ArchivesCalifornia State Department of Mental Hygiene
Original Stockton State Hospital1852-1994 California State ArchivesCalifornia State Department of Mental Hygiene
Original Licensing Files1885-1968 California State ArchivesDepartment of Professional and Vocational Standards/Consumer Affairs ? Licensing Files
Transcription The Forty-niners: A Chronicle of the California Trail and El Dorado, Volume 251849 Google BooksStewart Edward White 1918
Digital Copy Paupers in Almshouses 19101910 Google BooksUnited States Bureau of the Census
Website The Maritime Heritage Project1849+Ships, Passengers and Captains in San Francisco
Website California CensusCensus Finder
Ethnic Dorothy Morehead Hill Collection Meriam LibraryCalifornia Native American Legacy and Tradition
Ethnic Office of Ethnohistorical Research Arizona State Museumwritten accounts of the Southwest including Alta California
Ethnic Digital Copy The Bleyhl Collection Meriam Library Chico SUIndian - White Relations between 1840-1920
Ethnic Website Chinese Historical Society of America
Law Locating the Law: A handbook for non-law librarians, 5th Edition Southern California Association of Law Libraries - sections on California Law and location of Law Libraries and Resources
Law Website California State Assembly
Organizational Website Masons
Organizational Website IOOF
Organizational Website Good Old Sand Box Days A history of Semi-Pro Baseball in Northern California
School School Districts webschoolpro
School Original Common School reports1862-1960 California State Archives

Naturalization & Immigration RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Article Research Aid - Naturalizations
Index Summary of California County's Naturalization and Citizenship Records at the Family History Library sfgenealogyJ Carlyle Parker
Ethnic Transcription Irish Slavonians in California1849-1880compiled and published by Adam S. Eterovich of San Francisco, California, in December 1964

Newspaper RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Article Research Aid - Newspapers
Index Chronicling America - California Newspapers Library of CongressInventory of Newspapers Published in California
Digital Copy Daily Alta California California Digital Newspaper Collectiom
Bibliography California Newspaper Bibliography WorldCatMaintained by CSGA Projects

PhotographsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material UC Berkeley Bancroft Library
Original Guide to Photo Collection of the CA State Archives California State Archives185,000 photographs from all California Governmental Departments
Picture Early California Exploration and Setlement 1780s - 1830s CalisphereUniversity of California
Picture Digital Copy Brian Voorhies Collection Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide DatabasesPhoto's and postcards
Postcard Digital Copy Penny Postcards from California US GenWeb ArchivesUS GenWeb Archives

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