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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archives and Libraries'''
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=== [http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ The Online Archive of California]  ===
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provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.  Many of the repositories listed below are included in the collections.  
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== Statewide Collections  ==
  
 
=== California State Archives  ===
 
=== California State Archives  ===
  
1020 "O" Street<br>Sacramento, CA 95814<br>Telephone: 916-653-7715<br>Fax: 916-653-7363<br>E-Mail: [mailto:ArchivesWeb@ss.ca.gov ArchivesWeb@ss.ca.gov]<br>Internet: '''http://www.ss.ca.gov/archives/archives_e.htm<br>'''
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1020 "O" Street<br>Sacramento, CA 95814<br>Telephone: 916-653-7715<br>Fax: 916-653-7363<br>E-Mail: [mailto:ArchivesWeb@ss.ca.gov ArchivesWeb@ss.ca.gov]<br>Internet: '''[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/ http://www.ss.ca.gov/archives/archives_e.htm]<br>'''  
  
=== National Archives—Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel)  ===
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=== National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside)  ===
  
24000 Avila Road<br>Laguna Niguel, CA 92677<br>Telephone: 949-360-2641<br>Fax: 949-360-2644<br>E-Mail: [mailto:laguna.archives@nara.gov laguna.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet:'''http://www.archives.gov/pacific/laguna/<br>'''
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23123 Cojaico Road <br>Perris, CA 92570<br>Telephone: 951-956-2000 <br>Fax: 951-956-2029<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/riverside/ http://www.archives.gov/pacific/riverside/]
  
 
=== National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno)  ===
 
=== National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno)  ===
  
 
1000 Commodore Drive<br>San Bruno, CA 94066-2350<br>Telephone: 650-238-3501<br>Fax: 650-238-3510<br>E-Mail: [mailto:sanbruno.archives@nara.gov sanbruno.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet:'''http://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/index.html'''  
 
1000 Commodore Drive<br>San Bruno, CA 94066-2350<br>Telephone: 650-238-3501<br>Fax: 650-238-3510<br>E-Mail: [mailto:sanbruno.archives@nara.gov sanbruno.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet:'''http://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/index.html'''  
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=== California State Library  ===
  
=== California Genealogical Society  ===
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914 Capitol Mall<br>Sacramento, CA 95814
  
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2<br>Oakland, CA 94612-3017<br>Telephone: 510-663-1358 <br>Fax: 510-663-1596 <br>Internet: http://www.calgensoc.org/web/cgs/cgshp.nsf?Open
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Mailing address:<br>P. O. Box 942837<br>Sacramento, CA 94237-0001<br>Telephone: 916-654-0261<br>Fax: 916-654-0241 <br>E-Mail: [mailto:cslsirc@library.ca.gov cslsirc@library.ca.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.library.ca.gov/ http://www.library.ca.gov/] &nbsp;
  
=== California State Library ===
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A helpful guide to the California State Library is Gary E. Strong and Gary F. Kurutz, Editors, ''Local History and Genealogical Resources of the California State Library and Its Sutro Branch.'' Sacramento, California: California State Library Foundation, 1983. (Family History Library book {{FHL|142621|title-id|disp=979.4 H23c}})
  
914 Capitol Mall<br>Sacramento, CA 95814
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=== The Bancroft Library  ===
  
Mailing address:<br>P. O. Box 942837<br>Sacramento, CA 94237-0001<br>Telephone: 916-654-0261<br>Fax: 916-654-0241 <br>E-Mail: [mailto:cslsirc@library.ca.gov cslsirc@library.ca.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.library.ca.gov/ http://www.library.ca.gov/] &nbsp;
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University of California<br>Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
  
A helpful guide to the California State Library is Gary E. Strong and Gary F. Kurutz, Editors, ''Local History and Genealogical Resources of the California State Library and Its Sutro Branch.'' Sacramento, California: California State Library Foundation, 1983. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=142621&disp=Census%2C+birth+and+death+records%2C+193%20%20&columns=*,0,0 979.4 H23c])
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Telephone: (510) 642-3781 Administration office&nbsp;(510) 642-6481 Reference desk<br>Fax: (510) 642-7589&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
=== Carlsbad City Library  ===
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Website:&nbsp;[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/ http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/]
  
1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.  
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''The Bancroft Library has an extensive collection of California materials. &nbsp;Nearby Doe Library has a large collection of newspapers on Microfilm.''
  
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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=== California Historical Society  ===
  
Telephone: 760-434-2931
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North Baker Research LIbrary
  
Internet: [http://www.carlsbadlibrary.org http://www.carlsbadlibrary.org]
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The California Historical Society<br>678 Mission Street<br>San Francisco, California 94105<br>Telephone: 415-357-1848 <br>Fax: 415-357-1850
  
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Website:&nbsp;[http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/]
  
 
=== Society of California Pioneers  ===
 
=== Society of California Pioneers  ===
  
300 Fourth Street <br>San Francisco, CA 94107-1272<br>Telephone: 415-957-1849<br>Fax: 415-957-9858<br>E-Mail: [mailto:info@californiapioneers.org info@californiapioneers.org]<br>Internet: '''http://www.californiapioneers.org/<br>'''
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300 Fourth Street <br>San Francisco, CA 94107-1272<br>Telephone: 415-957-1849<br>Fax: 415-957-9858<br>E-Mail: [mailto:info@californiapioneers.org info@californiapioneers.org]<br>Internet: '''http://www.californiapioneers.org/<br>'''  
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To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of California counties, use the 16 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has 13 of these inventories. <br><br>
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== Regional Collections and General Genealogical Libraries  ==
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''See each county for local collections''
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=== California Genealogical Society and Library  ===
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2201 Broadway, Suite LL2<br>Oakland, CA 94612-3031<br>Telephone: 510-663-1358 <br>Fax: 510-663-1596 <br>Website: [http://californiaancestors.org/ http://californiaancestors.org/]&nbsp;<br>Blog: [http://blog.californiaancestors.org/ http://blog.californiaancestors.org/]
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of California counties, use the 16 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has 13 of these inventories.  
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''San Francisco and Northern California Manuscript Collections''&nbsp;
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=== Southern California Genealogical Society Library  ===
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417 Irving Drive<br>Burbank, CA. 91504<br>Telephone: (818) 843-7247 or (818) THE-SCGS<br>FAX: 818-843-7262<br>Website:[Http://www.scgsgenealogy.com http://www.scgsgenealogy.com]<br>Blog: [http://scgsgenealogy.blogspot.com/ http://scgsgenealogy.blogspot.com/]
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=== Carlsbad City Library ===
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1250 Carlsbad Village Drive<br>Carlsbad, CA 92008<br>Telephone: 760-434-2931<br>Internet: [http://www.carlsbadlibrary.org http://www.carlsbadlibrary.org]<br>
  
 
Two helpful guides to California archives and repositories are:  
 
Two helpful guides to California archives and repositories are:  
  
Coy, Owen C. ''Guide to the County Archives of California. Sacramento, California: California Printing Office, 1919.'' ([http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=214891&disp=Guide+to+the+county+archives+of+Californ%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library&nbsp;film 962744].)  
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Coy, Owen C. ''Guide to the County Archives of California. Sacramento, California: California Printing Office, 1919.'' ({{FHL|214891|title-id|disp=Family History Library&nbsp;film 962744}}.)  
  
''Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California''. Redlands, California: Beacon Printery, 1975. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=139908&disp=Directory+of+archival+and+manuscript+rep%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 979.4 J54d; film 1036038 item 3].)  
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''Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California''. Redlands, California: Beacon Printery, 1975. (Family History Library {{FHL|139908|title-id|disp=book 979.4 J54d; film 1036038 item 3}}.)  
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards ===
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=== California Online Records ===
  
In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:
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==== Locate other researchers ====
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=== Web Sites<br> ===
 
 
*Post queries
 
*Send and receive e-mail
 
*Search large databases
 
*Search computer libraries
 
*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
 
  
 
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from California in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
 
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from California in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
  
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. Currently the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:  
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Addresses on the Internet change frequently. Currently the following sites are important gateways:  
  
=== [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]] ===
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[[USGenWeb|'''The USGenWeb Project''']]  
  
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, and state.  
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, and state.  
  
=== Roots-L ===
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'''Cyndi's List - United States - California'''<br>
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ca/ www.cyndislist.com/us/ca/]
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'''Roots-L'''
  
 
'''http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/'''  
 
'''http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/'''  
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A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
 
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
  
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline, 2nd ed., "[[United States Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section.
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'''FamilySearch™'''
 
 
=== FamilySearch™ ===
 
  
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/ http://www.familysearch.org]  
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/ http://www.familysearch.org]  
  
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
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The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources. {{California|California}}{{U.S. Archives and Libraries}}
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

The Online Archive of California

provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.  Many of the repositories listed below are included in the collections.


Statewide Collections

California State Archives

1020 "O" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: 916-653-7715
Fax: 916-653-7363
E-Mail: ArchivesWeb@ss.ca.gov
Internet: http://www.ss.ca.gov/archives/archives_e.htm

National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside)

23123 Cojaico Road
Perris, CA 92570
Telephone: 951-956-2000
Fax: 951-956-2029
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/pacific/riverside/

National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno)

1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
Telephone: 650-238-3501
Fax: 650-238-3510
E-Mail: sanbruno.archives@nara.gov
Internet:http://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/index.html

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
E-Mail: cslsirc@library.ca.gov
Internet: http://www.library.ca.gov/  

A helpful guide to the California State Library is Gary E. Strong and Gary F. Kurutz, Editors, Local History and Genealogical Resources of the California State Library and Its Sutro Branch. Sacramento, California: California State Library Foundation, 1983. (Family History Library book 979.4 H23c)

The Bancroft Library

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Telephone: (510) 642-3781 Administration office (510) 642-6481 Reference desk
Fax: (510) 642-7589  

Website: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/

The Bancroft Library has an extensive collection of California materials.  Nearby Doe Library has a large collection of newspapers on Microfilm.

California Historical Society

North Baker Research LIbrary

The California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Telephone: 415-357-1848
Fax: 415-357-1850

Website: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/

Society of California Pioneers

300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1272
Telephone: 415-957-1849
Fax: 415-957-9858
E-Mail: info@californiapioneers.org
Internet: http://www.californiapioneers.org/

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of California counties, use the 16 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has 13 of these inventories.

Regional Collections and General Genealogical Libraries

See each county for local collections

California Genealogical Society and Library

2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612-3031
Telephone: 510-663-1358
Fax: 510-663-1596
Website: http://californiaancestors.org/ 
Blog: http://blog.californiaancestors.org/

San Francisco and Northern California Manuscript Collections 

Southern California Genealogical Society Library

417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA. 91504
Telephone: (818) 843-7247 or (818) THE-SCGS
FAX: 818-843-7262
Website:http://www.scgsgenealogy.com
Blog: http://scgsgenealogy.blogspot.com/

Carlsbad City Library

1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Telephone: 760-434-2931
Internet: http://www.carlsbadlibrary.org

Two helpful guides to California archives and repositories are:

Coy, Owen C. Guide to the County Archives of California. Sacramento, California: California Printing Office, 1919. (Family History Library film 962744.)

Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California. Redlands, California: Beacon Printery, 1975. (Family History Library book 979.4 J54d; film 1036038 item 3.)

California Online Records

Hand and keyboard.jpg California
Online Records


Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Web Sites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from California in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. Currently the following sites are important gateways:

The USGenWeb Project

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, and state.

Cyndi's List - United States - California

www.cyndislist.com/us/ca/

Roots-L

http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch™

http://www.familysearch.org

The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.