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California History Section of the State Library.
Rm. 200, 900 N Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0176, Web:
9:30-4 Weekdays
Has death indexes from 1905 - 1995, marriage records from 1949-1986, census information, telephone books, city directories, California history books and newspaper articles.

Sacramento History Online:
A joint project of four Sacramento County institutions to digitize and catalog over 2000 items from their collections. The project's goal has been to document agriculture and transportation in the Sacramento region from the mid 19th to early 20th century.

Partners for this project are the California State Library's California History Room, the California State Railroad Museum Library, the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, and the Sacramento Public Library's Sacramento Room.

Sutro Library
480 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Ph:(415) 731-4477, Web:,
The largest genealogy collection west of Salt Lake CIty, has a variety of materials from all over the country, including birth, death, marriage, probate and military records; city directories and other information.

Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley
On campus near Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
(510) 642-6481, Web
Houses rare books and manuscripts, is known for its collection of California History, and has hundreds of letters and diaries form Californians.

The Oakland History Room at the Oakland Library
2nd Floor, 125 14th St., Oakland
(510) 238-3222, Web
Has many resources for local genealogy, including: Oakland city directories from 1869-1943, Alameda County voting registries from 1867-1944, California county histories and Oakland birth and death certificates from 1870-1904. I also has extensive personal name indexes.

General Land Office / Bureau of Land Management Land Patent Records
California Pioneer Project
  California Pioneer List (CPL)
  Native Daughters of the Golden West California Pioneer Project

Other Web Pages
Holdings of California University Libraries (MELVYL) Sutro is CSL
California GenWeb Project County Pages:
Alameda, Lake, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Yolo

Solano Co. Genealogical Society

Lake County Museums
255 North Main Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-4555
"Thomas Family Saga", April 1977, Lake Sun Newspaper

Pioneers of California : True Stories of Early Settlers in the Golden State
Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists
Lake County History Books.
Books by State at Everton Publishers

Napa Co. Genealogical and Biographical Society
1701 Menlo Avenue
Napa, California 94558 (corner of Menlo and California)
Phone: 707 252-2252

"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900
History of Transportation & Communications to California
Brief California History

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last updated 16 Apr 2005