Los Angeles Public Library

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The  place for research in Southern California. Good genealogy collection and biographical indexes. Key online database subscriptions, censuses, vital records indexes, 10,000 family histories, 5,000 U.S. city directory microfilms, heraldry, how-to guides, selected passenger arrivals including San Pedro/Wilmington/Los Angeles for 1907-1948, local histories, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, and periodicals.[1] [2]

Among the online resources of the Los Angeles Public Library is a City Directory Index. Click here to use that.

Another online index is the Genealogy & Local History Index. Click here to use that.

Click here to use their Obituary Index.

Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: 213-228-7000
Fax: 213-228-7069
E-mail:Contact form
Internet: Genealogy at the Los Angeles Public Library

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