California State Library

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The California State Library holdings include many specialized publications and resources for California genealogical research. These include indexes and files such as the Pioneer Card File, and the Biographical Information File. Some frequently used items there include these[1][2] :

  • California newspapers from 1846 to the present, including a title from every county.
  • County and local histories
  • City and county directories
  • Telephone directories
  • Biographical dictionaries
  • Great registers of voters
  • Genealogical society publications
  • Historic photograph collection

A helpful guide to the California State Library is:

Gary E. Strong and Gary F. Kurutz, Editors, Local History and Genealogy Resources of the California State Library and Its Sutro Branch (Sacramento, Calif.: California State Library Foundation, 1983). At various libraries WorldCat. FHL book 979.4 H23c.

California State Library
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing address: P. O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
Telephone: 916-654-0261
Fax: 916-654-0241

The California State Library

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is also in WorldCat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 19 and 21.
  2. California Genealogy Resources in California State Library (accessed 5 May 2014).