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Guide To Sources For Genealogy In The California History Room


California Census Materials

California State Census Records 1852

1890 Great Register Index

1880 United States Census

Social Security Death Index

General Genealogy Sources in the California History Room

Compilations by California Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Other Genealogical Research Facilities in Northern California

California History Room (916) 654-0176
900 N St., Rm. 200, Sacramento
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 4 pm


The California History Room Collection contains materials that support research about the history of California.  It is a large collection of published materials, and includes primary materials as well.  Though we do not have a genealogical department, we have many specialized publications and materials that support genealogical research regarding Californians.  This is a guide to the most frequently used genealogical sources in the California History Room.

For those of you using this guide in the California History Room, it is intended to guide you directly to the most important genealogical resources we have, but do not hesitate to ask the staff on duty for help.

For those of you unable to visit the California History Room, a list of private researchers is available.


Most of the microfilm is available on interlibrary loan.  But there are some restrictions. 



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1 This index is of the DAR's transcription of the 1852 census. The transcription was made because the original and the microfilm of it are extremely difficult to read.

2 There are also a few select individual county indexes covering 1860 - 1910.

3 Schedules for Agriculture, Manufactures, Products of Industry, Social Statistics and Mortality. The microfilm of these special schedules circulates to any library in the United States. California Mortality Schedules: 1850-1880, index available to circulate to any library in the United States.

4 Visting researchers can use microfilm M-1224, Census descriptions of geographic subdivisions and enumeration districts; M-1930, Enumeration district maps for California and M-1931, Index to selected City streets and enumeration districts.  These sources will help identify which reels of the census to search for people in California.  There are 1930 Soundex listings for some southern states, but California is not included in this set.


This special California state census for 1852, the only census taken by the State of California, has been copied and indexed by the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, California Chapter. They placed one copy in the State Library.  A microfilm copy of the DAR transcription is available for use in the State Library and on interlibrary loan.  There are a series of indexes to the transcription organized by county or groups of counties, and they are included on the microfilm.  NOTE: despite published information to the contrary, there are no special California population schedules for 1855, 1865, 1875, etc.  A few special local censuses were done for statistical reasons, but they do not provide access by name, nor were they done for the entire State.  We do not have those censuses.


CALIFORNIA 1890 GREAT REGISTER OF VOTERS INDEX, 3 vol set.  Statewide alphabetical name index of registered male voters in California.  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

D. 1880 United States Census

Entire United States 1880 Census indexed by name on CD Rom set.  Does not circulate.

E. Social Security Death Index

Ancestry View Social Security Death Index, covers birth years 1875 to 2003. CD Rom set. Does not circulate on inter-library loan.


  1. Great Registers of Voters.

    Lists of registered voters, 1866-1944; the registers have been filmed in two different series.  One series covers 1866-1898, and later filming covers 1900-1944.  The registers are on microfilm and available through interlibrary loan.  Great registers 1946 to date are on file with County Registrars of Voters. Some name indexing for Sacramento County for 1867 and 1872 (see details in section 7d) and San Francisco for 1866 and 1888 to 1904 (circulating microfilm copies available on inter-library loan).

  2. City and County Directories.

    Numerous California city and county directories, some dating from the 1850's; includes long files of San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Oakland directories.

  3. Telephone Directories.

    California telephone directories.  This collection contains many nearly complete runs of books from many California cities from 1900 on.

  4. Biographical Dictionaries.

    Regional, state and local biographical dictionaries such as WHO'S WHO IN THE WEST and WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA.  Early years are indexed in the California Information File.

  5. County Histories.

    County histories for each county, groups of counties and larger regions.  Most of the biographical sketches in these volumes have been indexed either in our California Information File or in commercially published indexes.  Printed and microfilmed editions of many of these county histories are available on interlibrary loan.  See also item 8.k., below.

  6. Newspapers.

    California newspapers from 1846 to the present, including long runs of at least one title from each county.  A large portion of the collection is available on microfilm and may be borrowed through interlibrary loan.

  7. Specialized Files and Indexes.

    1. California Information File and San Francisco Newspapers Indexes together contain approximately 3 million entries about California people, places, subjects and events.  The California Information File contains over 1 million citations and covers selected items in books, periodicals, newspapers, special card files and other files of biographical information from 1846 to 1985. The California Information File II, a pc supported database, begins in 1985 and includes information prior to this date.  It contains entries from books, periodicals, correspondents in manuscript collections and other special collections materials. The San Francisco Newspapers Index contains references to items in various San Francisco newspapers from 1904 to 1949, while the San Francisco Chronicle Index covers 1950 to 1985.  A printed index for the San Francisco Call extends this coverage back to 1894.

    2. Pioneer Card File.  It consists of biographical information on Californians who arrived here before 1860.  The information came either from the pioneers or from their descendants.  Indexed by name in the California Information File.  Also on microfilm c734, reels 40-49, titled as "Pioneer Index File".  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    3. Biographical files containing information contributed by California artists, authors, actors, musicians and state officials. Indexed in the California Information File.  Also on microfilm c734, see below.

    4. California Section, miscellaneous card indexes, c734, 16mm film: "Mortuary Records (1849-1900)," Sacramento Co., Sacramento, California, reels 1-13; "Vital Statistics Index (1900-1951)," Sacramento Co., Sacramento California, reels 14-23; "Voter Registrations, 1867, Sacramento County," reels 23-25; "Voter Registrations, 1872, Sacramento County," reels 25-29; "San Francisco Death Index, The Book of the Dead, Masonic Cemetery Records, 1848-1863," reels 29-34; "Biographical Card File," brief biographical information originally collected in card format on prominent citizens of California, reels 34-39; "Pioneer Index File," also referred to as the Pioneer Card File, see 7b above, reels 40-49.  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

  8. Other Selected Genealogical Sources.

    1. "Names of pioneers," in  C.W. Haskins' THE ARGONAUTS OF CALIFORNIA (New York, Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1890).  Circulating copy of printed index available on interlibrary loan.

    2. "Pioneer register and index, 1542 - 1848," in Hubert H. Bancroft's HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA, volumes 2 - 5 (San Francisco, The History Publishing Company, 1886).  Reprinted in 1964 by Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, and Regional Publishing company, Baltimore.  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    3. THE ZAMORANO INDEX TO HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA BY HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT.  Compiled by members of the Zamorano Club; edited by Everett Gordon Hager and Anna Marie Hager.  Los Angeles; University of Southern California, 1985.  2 volumes.

    4. Dove, Lois A. WAGON TRAINS, 1849-1865 (Sacramento, California, 1989). Does not circulate.

    5. Northrup, Marie. SPANISH-MEXICAN FAMILIES OF EARLY CALIFORNIA (New Orleans, Polyanthos, 1976 - ). Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    6. Rasmussen, Louis J., comp. CALIFORNIA WAGON TRAIN LISTS, (Colma, California, San Francisco Historic Records, c1994-    ), v.1 Apr. 5, 1849 - Oct. 20, 1852. Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    7. Rasmussen, Louis J., comp. RAILWAY PASSENGER LISTS OF OVERLAND TRAINS TO SAN FRANCISCO AND THE WEST, (Colma, California, San Francisco Historic Records [1966 -     ] Passengers arriving in San Francisco by railroad, v.1 [July 28, 1870 - Nov. 13, 1871].-- v.2 Nov. 14, 1871 - Apr. 23, 1873. Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    8. Rasmussen, Louis J., comp. SAN FRANCISCO SHIP PASSENGER LISTS, Colma, California San Francisco Historic Records [1965 ]. Passengers arriving in San Francisco by ship 1850 - 1875 [sic]. [v.I 1850-1864, mostly early 1850s and 1864; v.II April 1850 - November 1851; v.III November 7, 1851 - June 17, 1852; and v.IV June 17, 1852 - January 6, 1853.]  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    9. "Biographical sketches of governors and register of officers of the State of California, 1849 - 1892" in Winfield J.  Davis' HISTORY OF POLITICAL CONVENTIONS IN CALIFORNIA,  (Sacramento, 1893.  Publications of the California State Library No. 1).

    10. California.  Adjutant-General's Office.  RECORDS OF CALIFORNIA MEN IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION, 1861 - 1867.  Revised and compiled by Richard H. Orton. (Sacramento, Adjutant-General's Office, 1890).  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    11. Parker, J. Carlyle. AN INDEX TO THE BIOGRAPHEES IN 19TH CENTURY CALIFORNIA COUNTY HISTORIES. Detroit, Gale Research Company, c. 1979. Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    12. Parker, J. Carlyle.  A PERSONAL NAME INDEX TO ORTON'S "RECORDS OF CALIFORNIA MEN IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION, 1861 - 1867."  Detroit, Gale Research Company, c1978. Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    13. Parker, Nathan C.  PERSONAL NAME INDEX TO THE 1856 CITY DIRECTORIES OF CALIFORNIA.  Circulating copy available on interlibrary loan.

    14. MICROFICHE PROPERTY DATA, CALIFORNIA OWNER LIST [microform]. Anaheim CA: TRW Real Estate Information Services.  Information compiled from public records of the County Assessors.  1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1994-95 and 1996-97 editions. [We also have this list's precursor published by Mark Larwood, 1984-85 edition.]  Does not circulate.

  9. INDEXES TO CALIFORNIA VITAL STATISTICS--California Death Index (1905-1995) and the California Bride and Groom Indexes (1949-1986). These volumes are brief index listings to the official certificates filed with the California Department of Health Services.

    The California Department of Health Services at this time (9/22/2004) has closed their public service counter and no longer offers PUBLIC SERVICES at their street address of 1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1110, 1st Floor, Sacramento, California 95814. Requests for copies of official certificates must be submitted by mail to their mailing address (Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records-M.S. 5103, P.O. Box 997410, Sacramento, CA 95899-7410). Please contact them at the above mailing address for information on current fees. Since July 1, 1905 the State has collected these records centrally, but they are also available in the County where the event took place. For events prior to July 1, 1905 they are only available in the Counties. We do not have indexes to State or County birth records.

    1. DEATH INDEXES:  The indexes for 1905-1929, 1930-1939, as well as the set of individual indexes for each of the years 1949-1959 (1958 missing), are bound, paper volumes, which are quite fragile.  These may not be photocopied under any circumstances.  The indexes on microfiche cover 1940 through 1995 in ten year increments, 1940-49, 1950-59, etc., except for 1990-1995.  Does not circulate.  The 1905-1939 California death Index on microfilm has recently been added to our collection.  It is available through inter-library loan.

    2. MARRIAGE INDEXES:  For the years 1949-1959 there are two volumes for each year, one for Brides and one for Grooms.  These volumes are fragile and may not be photocopied under any circumstances.  The years 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-85 and 1986 are published in microfiche, one set for Brides and one for Grooms.  Does not circulate.     

    3. MARRIAGE INDEXES, NEVADA: Because many Californians were married in Nevada, we have added microfiche copies of the Nevada Marriage indexes to our collection. They cover 1968-Mar 22, 2001.  Does not circulate. 

    4. DIVORCE INDEXES, NEVADA: Because many Californians were divorced in Nevada, we have added microfiche copies of the Nevada Divorce indexes to our collection. They cover 1968- Mar 22, 2001.  Does not circulate. 

  10. Electronic Resources.

    Subscribed access to databases such as the full-text newspaper index, Newsbank and other types of databases is available in the California History Room through Internet access.


Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Collection: California chapters of the DAR have donated and continue to donate typescript volumes of indexes and lists to the State Library, which are specifically designed for genealogical research.  With few exceptions, those useful for research on Californians are kept in the California Room.  Those works focused on the genealogy and lives of people living outside of California are housed at the Sutro Library in San Francisco. However, there are some works that have mixed California and out-of-state information that are kept in our stacks and can be paged.

The nature of these works is sometimes confusing because of the wide variety of sources and styles of organization used in producing them.  The contents of a given volume are seldom drawn from one source of information. They rarely contain the full text of official records. The term "records" in a title often means a list or index of names found in and abstracted from records.

In the following list, the leading numbers in parentheses refer to a shelf order number that we have assigned each volume in order to keep it in a special location on our shelves in the California Room.  Please note that all of the volumes are non-circulating.

(1, 2) Sacramento Records, 1859-1886, annual compilation of births, marriages, and deaths in the Sacramento Union, 2 volumes.  Note: volume 2 includes some 1850 deaths and 1858 marriages, births and deaths.

(3) Baptismal Records, Los Angeles County, 1771-1873. [Note: these are from a small number of scattered records.]

(4, 5) San Francisco Great Register [of Voters], 1866, vol. 1 A-L, vol. 2 M-Z.  Note: Lists name, age, occupation, nativity, local residence, date of registration and ward district.

(6-24) California Cemeteries, 18 volumes, as follows:

(6) Vol. 1,  Vital records from cemeteries in Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Mariposa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne and Yolo counties.  There is no alphabetical index for the entire volume, but there is an alphabetical list by surname for each cemetery.  This volume also includes an alphabetical index to persons who died in Sacramento County during the year ending June 1, 1850.  This list is copied from the 1850 Mortality Schedule, U.S. Census.

(7) Vol. 2, Vital Records from Cemeteries in Southern California: Pasadena, and Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.  Note: these listings cover only a few early cemeteries in each county.

(8) Vol. 3, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California Northern Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Merced, Monterey, Placer, Sacramento and Sutter counties.  Note:  these listings cover only a few early cemeteries in each county.

(9) Vol. 4, Vital Records from Cemeteries in Northern and Central California: Alameda, El Dorado, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano and Sonoma counties.

(10) Vol. 5, Records from Tombstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 1853-1937, San Francisco, California.

(11) Vol. 6, Vital Records from Cemeteries in Northern and Central California: Glenn, Nevada, Placer and Sutter counties.

(12) Vol. 7, Vital Records from Cemeteries in Northern and Central California:  Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Humboldt, Napa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties.

(13) Vol. 8, Sonoma County Cemetery Records from 1846-1921.

(14) Vol. 9, California Cemetery Records from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

(15) Vol. 11 (there is no volume 10), No title page.  Table of Contents: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura county cemeteries.

(16) Vol. 12, No title page.  Table of Contents: Mare Island [Solano County], Shasta, Riverside, Mariposa, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz county cemetery records.  Note: includes a list of deaths in Sacramento from September 1 to October 4, 1850, and deaths on board vessels in the harbor of San Francisco, and deaths in the City of San Francisco from July 1 to October 13, 1850.

(17) Vol. 12 supplement, Northern California Cemetery Records: Alameda, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, San Francisco, Shasta, Tehama, Tulare and Yuba counties.

(18) Vol. 13, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California: Alameda, Colusa, Fresno, Inyo, Mono, Napa, Nevada, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Stanislaus and Yolo counties.

(19) Vol. 14, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California: Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

(20) Vol. 15, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California: Calaveras, Contra Costa, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano and Stanislaus counties.

(21) Vol. 16, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Humboldt, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Mono, Napa, Plumas, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tehama and Tulare counties.

(22) Vol. 17, Records from California Cemeteries: Amador, Butte, Glenn, Inyo, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Mateo, Solano, Tulare, Tuolumne and Tehama counties.

(23) Vol. 18, California Cemeteries: Alpine, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Inyo, Los Angeles, Marin, Mono, Placer, Riverside, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Tehama and Yuba counties.

(24) Vol. 19.  No title page, and no table of contents. California Cemeteries: [El Dorado, Humboldt, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Solano counties.] End of Cemetery Series, numbers 6-24.

(25) No title page, spine title: Romantic Forty-Niners.  Table of Contents: California Pioneers, California Pioneers of Santa Cruz California, Pioneers of San Bernardino.  Note: includes passenger list of the steamship "Oregon" for October 18, 1850; the "Eureka" (Barque) for November 13, 1849; "Covered Wagon Babies," and the "First White Child."

(26) Vol. 1, Veteran's Grave Registrations, Los Angeles county to 1940, A-J.

(27) Vol. 2, Veteran's Grave Registrations, Los Angeles county to 1940, K-Z.

(28) Vol. 1, Court House and Church Records from California.  Alameda (1853-1863), Kern (1866-c1900), Los Angeles (1863-c1900), Riverside (1893-c1900), Sacramento (1850-c1900), and San Diego (1888-c1900) county marriage records.  San Diego County births (1870-c1900) and deaths (1876-c1900), separate property records of married women (1885-c1900), and abstracts of wills (1885-c1900).  Church records: Pioneer Congregational Church, Sacramento and the Mayflower Congregational Church, San Francisco.  Also includes marriage records of the Southern Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, that is, Indiana marriages.  Note: these listings are of a small number of records and are probably very incomplete.

(29) Vol. 1, supplement (to the above), Marriage Records of Orange County, California.  August 1, 1889 -June 10, 1890.

(30) Vol. 2, Los Angeles County Marriages 1876-1885.

(31) Vol. 3, Los Angeles County Marriages to 1888.

(32-36) Vol 1-5, Genealogical Records: Abstracts of Deeds, Wills, Bible Records, Death and Marriage certificates, obituaries, Revolutionary and other War Service Records, Tombstone Inscriptions.  Note: The entries are scattered throughout the five volumes in various groupings.

(37) Stanislaus County Courthouse Records: Marriages 1854-1906; Wills 1872-1908.

(38) San Francisco: Vital Statistics from Records in Trinity Episcopal Church.  Note: Includes Baptisms, 1849-July 1, 1906; Marriages, March 1853-July 1, 1906; Burial, 1849-July 1, 1906.

(39) Epitaphs Mission San Francisco de Asis Cemetery (Mission Dolores) San Francisco, CA.

(40) Family Charts for Three Generations.  Note: Includes alphabetical index starting on p. 309.  The project began in 1954 and ended December 1, 1957.

(41 - 51) Vol. 1-6, Honor Roll.  World War II Service Records 1941-1945 of the Husbands, Sons, Daughters, Nephews, Nieces of the California Members, Daughters of the American Revolution who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America for the preservation of Freedom.  Vol 7-11, World Wars I and II and Korean War Service Records.  [Note: these are not the Official Service Records.]

(52) Genealogical Records.  Bible and Family Records: Alameda, Santa Clara, Shasta, Stanislaus, San Francisco, and Siskiyou counties.  Cemetery Records: Shasta county.  Wills: Amelia county, Virginia.  Note: includes revolutionary soldiers index, census records for Shasta county for 1850, and marriage records, Yuba County, Marysville, 1851-1872.

(53) Notes concerning family histories. 1936. Preface: "The material in this volume has been collected over a period of several years, and is rather loosely titled "Notes on Family Histories". Some of the data has been carefully gathered from scattered records found in court houses, published genealogies, etc. Other portions have been pieced together from bits of information found in old letters, old wills, Family Bibles, tombstone inscriptions, and from personal recollections....  Piedmont, California, February 21, 1936."

(54) Name Index of the California Pioneers, Members of Overland Companies and Ship Passengers Lists given in The Argonauts of California by C. W. Haskins. NOTE: item (70) below is a later, published version of this same index.

(55) Pioneer Obituaries from the San Francisco Chronicle, 1911 - 1928. (Note: includes index, p. 93-103.) The Loss of the Steamer "Central America" from the Daily Alta California, San Francisco, October 23, 1857.  Note: includes names of the passengers, the rescued and the lost.

(56) Vol. 2 (so far as we know we have never had vol. 1) Records from California Courthouses: Alameda county.  Note: includes births, 1873-c1900; marriages, 1868-1878; deaths, 1859+; Probate Court Proceedings, 1853-c1900.

(57) San Bernardino County Scrapbook (c 1950).  Note: list of over 1,000 men and women from San Bernardino County reported on in the SUN-TELEGRAM, circa 1950.

(58) Los Angeles County: Early California Wills, 1850-1890.

(59) Early California Wills: Placer, Shasta and Yuba counties, 1849-1900.  Vital Statistics: Placer and Shasta counties, Shasta for 1927 only, Placer county marriage records 1852-1856.

(60) Early California Wills: Placer, Shasta and Yuba Counties, 1849-1900; Santa Clara County, September 1857-February 1863; Solano County 1873-1880; Shasta, Trinity, and Los Angeles counties, 1882-1897.  Note: marked as volume I, but we do not have a volume II.

(61) Abstracts of Wills, Probate Court Kern County, 1876-1879, 1881, 1880-1896, 1897-1899.  Marriages Licenses Kern County, 1850-1900 (actually only A-Cy, 1873+).

(62) Early California Wills: San Diego county, 1848-1900.

(63) Early California Wills: Santa Clara county, 1850-1864; Solano county, 1850-1873.

(64) [Early California Wills]: Tehama county, 1850-1900 (140 wills); Butte county, 1850-1900 (471 wills).

(65) History and Descendants of Peter Rodabaugh, Stephen Parnell, Gerrard Green, Isaac Pouldon, Uriah Garton, Aaron Frost and David May.  Note: cover and spine read, "Frost - May and Allied Families."

(66) Title page reads: "Early marriages Merced county, 1855-1905," cover reads, "Merced County, California Marriage Bonds 1858-1905."

(67) Vital Records from Early Newspapers of Stockton, California, 1850-1855.

(68) Sonoma county, California Marriage Records, 1843-1889.

(69) California DAR Ancestry Guide. 1976.  Note: contains the names of more than 8000 Revolutionary ancestors.  Listed are birth, service, marriages, children, their marriages, and names of all California Daughters who had membership in the DAR at the time of compilation.

(70) Index to the Argonauts of California [by] Charles Warren Haskins, compiled by Libera Martina Spinazze, Preface by J. Carlyle Parker, New Orleans, Polyanthus, 1975.  NOTE: see also item (54) above, and 8.a. below.

(71) California Cemetery Records: Glenn county, 1940-1970.

(72) San Francisco City officials, fire companies, church organizations, and other information from the San Francisco Almanac for 1859.

(73) Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Los Angeles Daily Times, 1881-1886.

(74) Collection of Genealogical Records v.7 San Diego Chapter of the DAR.  Note: contains Bible records, births, deaths & marriage certificates [transcriptions of], and tombstone inscriptions.  Includes non-California material.

(75-98) 24 volumes.  Vital Records from San Francisco newspapers, 1854-1874.  Note: copies of information from the DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, the GOLDEN ERA, the SAN FRANCISCO BULLETIN and WIDE WEST.  There is no master index to the entire set.

(99) San Francisco Birth Records from San Francisco newspapers, 1900.

(100) San Francisco Birth Records from San Francisco newspapers, 1901.

(101) Birth Records from San Francisco newspapers for the years 1904, 1905 and the first half of 1906.

(102) Cover title, "Records from the Old Abandoned Catholic Cemetery, 1300 E. Main St., 1300 Poli St. Ventura, California."

(103) U.S. Census. 1850. V.I,  Butte county.  Note: a transcription.

(104) U.S. Census. 1870. California.  Mortality List.  Note: Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1870.

(105-107) Vol. I, II, and III, Ancestor Charts prepared by the Don Jose de Ortega Chapter.

(108) Miscellaneous Records of Several Counties and States.  Note: very little California material.

(109) Miscellaneous Wills and Abstracts of Wills.  Includes index.  Mostly non-Californians.

(110) Miscellaneous Records Several Counties and States.  No California entries.  Includes Index.

(111) Family Histories from Various Counties and States, 1611 - 1979.  Various sections are indexed.  Very little California material.

(112) Cemetery Records.  Tombstone Inscriptions and Death Notices of Various Counties, 1854-1984.  Table of Contents: U.S. Military Cemetery Presidio of Monterey Burial Records, 1904-1983; City of Lompoc Record of Burials, 1875-1899; Kern River Valley Cemetery District, Kernville, California Cemetery Records, 1854-1983; St. Michael's Cemetery, Livermore, California Tombstone Inscriptions, 1879 - 1983; Prairie Flower Cemetery, Mt. Carthage, South Dakota, Gravestone Inscriptions, 1882-1893; Tong Family Cemetery, Clarksville, California, Cemetery Records, 1856-1984; Mountain Ranch Cemetery, Calaveras County, California, Records, 1869-1978.

(113) Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1938.  Foreword: SFC [San Francisco Chronicle], Oakland Tribune, Stockton Record, Glen Valley Pioneers, Colusa Daily Herald, Sacramento Bee, Piedmonter, Fullerton News Tribune, Santa Paula Chronicle, Daily Record, 1925-1938.  Includes index.

(114) Death Records, Glenn County, California.  1891 to 1939.  Includes Records of Glenn County area before the formation of the county, 1873-1900.  Includes Glenn County residents listed in Register of Death, Colusa County, 1889-1891.

(115) Evergreen Cemetery Records, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California, July 4, 1875 through July 31, 1984.

(116) Revised Index to the Burial Records of Union Cemetery, Redwood City, California, 1854 - 1917 (including three burials in 1950).  Includes index.

(117, 118) Two volumes.  Sexton's Record of Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Sacramento, California.  Vol. 1, A-Leddy, Vol. 2, Ledesma-Z.

(119-121) DAR Library Catalog, 3 vols.

(122) Obituaries from newspapers (Marysville and Oroville).

(123-124) Two volumes. Obituaries from the Sacramento Bee (April 1992-Dec. 1992).

(125) Newspaper Obituaries, Mostly California.

(126-127) Two volumes. Great Register of Yuba County 1890, parts I and II.

OTHER DAR SOURCES: Records of the families of California pioneers. Compiled by the Genealogical records committee, Daughters of the American revolution of California. [1929]-1957. 27 volumes. [partially indexed in the California Information File]  The microfiched version is known as "Unpublished records of the families of California pioneers gathered by the various chapters from original sources."  California: State Committee of Genealogical Research, Daughters of the American Revolution, [1927-   ]. Sacramento: California State Library, 1990-   . Microfiche U56.

NOTE: A forty-two volume set called the "Family Bible Records" was transferred some years ago to the Sutro Library, San Francisco, because their contents are almost entirely records of persons who lived outside of California.      


The California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State's Office has an extensive collection of records from the agencies of State government.  Information on individuals may be found in these records.  The State Archives collection is located at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Ph:(916) 653-2246; 9:30 - 4:00, M-F;

The California Genealogical Society, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612-2154. Ph:(510) 663-1358,

The Sutro Library branch of the California State Library has a large genealogical collection covering areas outside of California, and a basic California Reference collection.  The Sutro Library is located at 480 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA  94132. Ph:(415) 731-4477.

(U.S.) National Archives and Records Administration Branch, San Bruno, 1000 Commodore Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066. Ph:(650) 876-9001,



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