California State Library

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The California State Library holdings include California historical newspapers, largest genealogical index, statewide births and deaths, death index 1905-1995, marriage index 1949-1986, censuses, great registers, city directories, genealogical periodicals.[1][2]   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


  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).
The California State Library
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Also in WorldCat.