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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)'''
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:repository@whatever.net repository@whatever.net] <br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="NAPRSF">[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/ The National Archives at San Francisco] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 29 October 2013).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:sanbruno.archives@nara.gov sanbruno.archives@nara.gov] <br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
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'''Address:'''<ref name="NAPRSF" />  
  
:000 Santa's Workshop Lane<br>  
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:Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building<br>1000 Commodore Drive<br>San Bruno, California 94066-2350<br><br>
:North Pole,&nbsp;AK 99999-9999 <br><br>
 
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;800-000-0000, or 801-000-0000<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;802-000-0000<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="NAPRSF" /> &nbsp;650-238-3501<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 <br>  
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="NAPRSF" /> &nbsp;Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., with extended hours on Wednesday until 5:30 P.M. Closed weekends and [http://www.archives.gov/news/federal-holidays.html federal holidays].<br>  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>  
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'''Directions and public transportation:'''<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/directions.html National Archives at San Francisco Directions] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 29 October 2013).</ref><br>  
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:*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/directions.html#car by car]
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:*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/directions.html#bus by public transportation]
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/ National Archives Pacific Region] at San Francisco  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/ National Archives Pacific Region] at San Francisco holdings, services, resources, what's new, nearby Presidential libraries.
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/genealogy.html Genealogy Research] San Francisco branch resources.
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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*[https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&_sn=ey7.06vRe9gsTrpHg3gtzVU20LNu6tAqq.6nY4mKLIw_&SWEView=GPEA+Microfilm+Landing+Page+View+MIF&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov&SWETS=1293135445&SWEScreen=GPEA+Microfilm+MIF National Archives Online Microfilm Catalog] allows you to identify microfilms at San Bruno. Search by microfilm publication number, or keywords.
*Repository database. <br>
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ Access to Archival Databases (AAD)] a search engine into some of NARA's holdings of electronic records. Search by person, geographic areas, organizations, or dates.  
*other(s).<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ Archival Research Catalog (ARC)] the online catalog of over 63% of NARA's nationwide holdings. Searches by keywords, by location, organization, person, or topics, and for digitized images.  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/ Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)] American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents for archivists, librarians, and the public.
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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Over 70,000 cubic feet of records 1850s to 1980s, and some recent as the early 2000s. These records were generated by the Federal courts and more than 100 Federal agency field offices in:
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:*California (northern and central)
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:*Nevada (except Clark County)
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:*Hawaii
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:*American Samoa
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:*Guam
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:*Marshall Islands
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:*Caroline Islands (now Federated States of Micronesia)
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:*Northern Mariana Islands
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:*U.S. Navy bases on foreign territory in the Pacific and Far East.
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They have the resources for studying Asian-Pacific immigration, environmental and natural history, naval and military activity in the Pacific, the American Indian experience, and many other aspects of United States history.<ref name="NAPRSF" /> Genealogical records include federal censuses and some indexes, censuses for American Samoa and American Indians in California and Nevada, the Five Civilized Tribes, San Francisco passenger arrivals, maritime records for west coast ports, Revolutionary War service records, bounty land warrants, and naturalizations, naturalization indexes for San Francisco, Honolulu, and Reno.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/genealogy.html Genealogy Research] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 29 October 2013).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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*A researcher I.D. card is required. To obtain it you must show photo identification, and fill out a form showing your name, address, telephone number, and a brief description of the proposed research topic.
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*Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Pacific Region San Francisco staff.
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/finding-aids/holdings.html Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at San Francisco] record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ ''Federal Records Guide''] Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. [http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/finding-aids/record-groups-alpha.html Alphabetical index] to the ''Federal Records Guide''. [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html Record Groups by topic clusters] in the ''Federal Records Guide''.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/chinese-americans/guide.html Chinese Immigration and the Chinese in the United States] including U.S. District Courts, census, customs, immigration and naturalization, public health, and U.S. Marshalls.
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*Alcatraz penitentiary inmates [http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/finding-aids/alcatraz-alpha.html alphabetical index].
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*[http://casefiles.berkeley.edu/ Case files for early immigrants to San Francisco and Hawaii] indexed by surname.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/san-francisco/finding-aids/ethnic-reference-paper.html Records for the Study of Ethnic History in the National Archives at San Francisco] including African Americans, Asian Indians, Asian Pacific Islanders, Chinese and Chinese Americans, Filipinos, Japanese and Japanese Americans, Latin Americans, and Native Americans.  
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*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), 22-24. {{WorldCat|17738169|disp=At various respositories (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|630522|item|disp=FHL Book 977 A3sz}}. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
*<br>
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*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II], College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
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*[[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]] holding records of southern California, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. CA Indian enrollments, Asian immigrants, naturalizations, land records, AZ taxes, sailors, censuses, military post returns, Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War, Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossings, passport applications.
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*[http://americansamoa.gov/index.php/2012-04-25-19-44-32/2012-04-25-19-52-04/departments/administrative-services American Samoa Territorial Archives].
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*[http://gpls.guam.gov/ Guam Public Library System].
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*[https://comfsm.fm/library/digitallibrary/fsmarchives.html Federated States of Micronesia Archives].
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*[http://archiveswiki.historians.org/index.php/National_Archives_of_the_Marshall_Islands National Archives of the Marshall Islands].
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*[http://www.library.ca.gov/calhist/genealogy.html California State Library (Sacramento)] censuses, great registers, city directories, CA historical newspapers, genealogical periodicals, death index 1905-1995, marriage index 1949-1986.
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*[http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/ Nixon Presidential Library], Yorba Linda, White House tapes, textual records, and office files.<br>  
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*[http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/ Reagan Presidential Library], Simi Valley, textual records, photos, papers and speeches.
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
*<br>
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
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*[[Bancroft Library]], Berkeley, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities.
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*[http://www.library.ca.gov/collections/sutro.html Sutro Library], San Francisco, most extensive genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City.
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Nixon Library and Museum<br>
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*[http://www.smcare.org/clerk/ San Mateo County Clerk-Recorder] births, marriages, deaths, deeds, military discharge papers.
*Reagan Library and Museum<br>
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*[https://www.sanmateocourt.org/ San Mateo County Superior Court] civil records, adoptions, probate, family, and criminal records.
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*[http://www.smcgs.org/ San Mateo County Genealogical Society] clippings, obituaries, mortuaries, sheriff's bookings, deeds index, marriage and death indexes.
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*[http://www.historysmc.org/ San Mateo County Historical Association] 1400 books, photo, newspaper clippings, documents, letters, manuscripts, many maps, some city and county government records.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Alameda County, California|Alameda]], [[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa]], [[San Francisco County, California|San Francisco]], [[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]], [[Santa Clara County, California|Santa Clara]], [[Santa Cruz County, California|Santa Cruz]], [[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
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*[http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/african-american-museum-library-oakland African American Museum and Library at Oakland] interprets their experience in CA and the West.
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*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/ California State Archives], Sacramento, has county records, such as court records, prison records, wills, deeds, as well as military records, state census records, and school records.
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*[http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ California Historical Society], San Francisco, economic, social, political, and cultural heritage including 50,000 books, 4,000 manuscripts, photos, maps, newspapers, and artifacts.
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*[http://www.californiaancestors.org/ California Genealogical Society and Library], Oakland, family, local, and state histories, maps, reference books, periodicals, the Bay Area, Gold Rush, New England, mid-Atlantic states and others.
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*[http://www.chsa.org/ Chinese Historical Society], San Francisco, Chinese-American history, including art, and artifacts.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Arizona]], [[Hawaii Archives and Libraries|Hawaii]], [[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada]], [[Oregon Archives and Libraries|Oregon]], [[Baja California]], [[Sonora]].
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*[http://www.azlibrary.gov/is/genealogy/ State Library of Arizona], Phoenix, censuses, genealogical periodicals, immigration and naturalization records, New England town vital records, DE PA and NJ Archives, Internet sites.
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*[http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net/client/default/rw$003d0$0026rm$003dHAWAII$002bSTATE$002bL0$00257C$00257C$00257C1$00257C$00257C$00257C0$00257C$00257C$00257Ctrue$0026pv$003d-1$0026ic$003dfalse$0026dt$003dlist$0026sm$003dfalse$0026 Hawaii State Library], Honolulu, federal documents, Hawaii and Pacific, language, and history.
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*[http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/ Nevada State Library and Archives], Carson City, births, marriages, deaths, censuses, military.
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/genealogy/index.html Oregon State Archives], Salem, country records and histories, territorial papers, early settlers database, adoptions, census, land, military, naturalization, probate, and vital records.
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*[http://www.agn.gob.mx/ Archivo General de la Nación] (AGN), Mexico City, church, civil, census, court, history, military, migration, land.
  
 
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=== Sources  ===
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Revision as of 04:14, 1 May 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries Gotoarrow.png National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)

National Archives at San Francisco
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  sanbruno.archives@nara.gov

Address:[1]

Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, California 94066-2350

Telephone:[1]  650-238-3501

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., with extended hours on Wednesday until 5:30 P.M. Closed weekends and federal holidays.

Directions and public transportation:[2]

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Over 70,000 cubic feet of records 1850s to 1980s, and some recent as the early 2000s. These records were generated by the Federal courts and more than 100 Federal agency field offices in:

  • California (northern and central)
  • Nevada (except Clark County)
  • Hawaii
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Caroline Islands (now Federated States of Micronesia)
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • U.S. Navy bases on foreign territory in the Pacific and Far East.

They have the resources for studying Asian-Pacific immigration, environmental and natural history, naval and military activity in the Pacific, the American Indian experience, and many other aspects of United States history.[1] Genealogical records include federal censuses and some indexes, censuses for American Samoa and American Indians in California and Nevada, the Five Civilized Tribes, San Francisco passenger arrivals, maritime records for west coast ports, Revolutionary War service records, bounty land warrants, and naturalizations, naturalization indexes for San Francisco, Honolulu, and Reno.[3]

Tips

  • A researcher I.D. card is required. To obtain it you must show photo identification, and fill out a form showing your name, address, telephone number, and a brief description of the proposed research topic.
  • Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Pacific Region San Francisco staff.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at San Francisco, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Bancroft Library, Berkeley, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities.
  • Sutro Library, San Francisco, most extensive genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The National Archives at San Francisco in National Archives (accessed 29 October 2013).
  2. National Archives at San Francisco Directions in National Archives (accessed 29 October 2013).
  3. Genealogy Research in National Archives (accessed 29 October 2013).