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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] San Francisco County'' {{Reflist}}  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] San Francisco County'' {{Reflist}}  
  
=== <br>County Courthouse ===
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Parent County ====
 
 
=== Parent County ===
 
  
 
'''18 February 1850:''' San Francisco County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Francisco <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
 
'''18 February 1850:''' San Francisco County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Francisco <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
=== Boundary Changes ===
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=== Record Loss  ===
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
'''1906:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
'''1906:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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=== [http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Places/Localities]  ===
 
=== [http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Places/Localities]  ===
  
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Alameda County, California|Alameda]]
 
*[[Alameda County, California|Alameda]]
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
 
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
===== Federal  =====
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1850 (1851) for the county is missing.
  
1850 (1851) for the county is missing.
 
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== City Directories  ====
 
 
[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_471/city_directories_san_francisco/ San Francisco City Directories] 1861-1923 (4 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
 
 
==== LDS Ward and Branch Records  ====
 
==== LDS Ward and Branch Records  ====
  
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*Sunset (San Francisco)
 
*Sunset (San Francisco)
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==== City Directories  ====
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[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_471/city_directories_san_francisco/ San Francisco City Directories] 1861-1923 (4 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
 
==== Disasters &nbsp;  ====
 
==== Disasters &nbsp;  ====
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
  
[[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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===== Germans =====  
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy ====  
  
 
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*[http://www.sdc.ucsb.edu/holdings/caltopo.html USGS Topographic Maps of California] topographical maps of California mountains, rivers, etc., try the sites listed at &nbsp;
 
*[http://www.sdc.ucsb.edu/holdings/caltopo.html USGS Topographic Maps of California] topographical maps of California mountains, rivers, etc., try the sites listed at &nbsp;
 
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==== Migration ====
 
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==== Military History and Records  ====
  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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==== Taxation  ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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===== County Courthouse =====
  
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[San Francisco Golden Gate California Family History Center]]
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**San Francisco, California
  
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has birth and death records since April 1906. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the application ([http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS111.pdf Birth Application], [http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS112.pdf Death Application]) with your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. As with other California counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary. Mail the application to: San Francisco Public Health Department<br>Office of Vital Records<br>101 Grove St., Room 105<br>San Francisco, CA 94102
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==== Societies ====
  
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==== Taxation  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1385518 San Francisco Funeral Home Records]
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===== Birth =====
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The San Francisco Department of Public Health has birth records since April 1906. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the application ([http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS111.pdf Birth Application], [http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS112.pdf Death Application]) with your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. As with other California counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary. Mail the application to: San Francisco Public Health Department<br>Office of Vital Records<br>101 Grove St., Room 105<br>San Francisco, CA 94102
  
 
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===== Marriage =====
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===== Death =====
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The San Francisco Department of Public Health has death records since April 1906. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the application ([http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS111.pdf Birth Application], [http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS112.pdf Death Application]) with your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. As with other California counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary. Mail the application to: San Francisco Public Health Department<br>Office of Vital Records<br>101 Grove St., Room 105<br>San Francisco, CA 94102
  
=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
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https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1385518 San Francisco Funeral Home Records]
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Voting Registers ====
*[[San Francisco Golden Gate California Family History Center]]
 
**San Francisco, California
 
  
 
=== Websites &nbsp;  ===
 
=== Websites &nbsp;  ===

Revision as of 22:23, 28 March 2012

United States RTENOTITLE California RTENOTITLE San Francisco County

Historical Facts

Parent County

18 February 1850: San Francisco County was created as an original county. County seat: San Francisco [1] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1906: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Places and

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries 

San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records: A free internet index and images to the California, San Francisco Funeral Home Records can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections website. For a description of the collection see San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records.


A wiki article describing this collection is found at: 

San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Census

1850 (1851) for the county is missing.


Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Balboa
  • Mission
  • San Francisco
  • Sunset (San Francisco)

City Directories

Fold3.com ($) has San Francisco City Directories 1861-1923 (4 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Disasters  

Earthquake

Emigration and Immigration  

  • Angel Island Immigration Station – This site gives the history of the landmark near San Francisco known as the “Ellis Island of the West”. When Angel Island was opened in 1910, it was expected to handle European immigrants headed for California via the Panama Canal. Instead, the facility handled about 250,000 immigrants from Asia, 70 percent of whom were Chinese. While records aren’t searchable here, you will get a good insight into what those who were detained at Angel Island went through to enter the United States. Site provides links to sources that are available for researching ancestors.

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History 

Land and Property  

The Family History Library has copies of original pre-statehood records for San Francisco, 1838 to 1851, on 21 films. These include Spanish grants and early Alcalde deeds. The original records are at the San Francisco County Courthouse. After the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, a law was passed to establish the ownership of land. A claimant filed the proper papers with the superior court, which, if approved, gave him title to the land. These claims are called the McInerney actions. The original records are at the San Francisco County Courthouse. The Family History Library has copies of these claims for the years 1906 to 1984 on 880 microfilm rolls. They are indexed by the name of the plaintiff (claimant). 

Maps

For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Despite the destruction of the 1890 Federal Census, a few 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for Alcatraz in San Francisco County survived. They are available on roll 118 of "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123). The schedules list veterans and their widows who served as Union soldiers in the Civil War. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records  

Birth

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has birth records since April 1906. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the application (Birth Application, Death Application) with your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. As with other California counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary. Mail the application to: San Francisco Public Health Department
Office of Vital Records
101 Grove St., Room 105
San Francisco, CA 94102


Marriage
Divorce
Death

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has death records since April 1906. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the application (Birth Application, Death Application) with your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. As with other California counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary. Mail the application to: San Francisco Public Health Department
Office of Vital Records
101 Grove St., Room 105
San Francisco, CA 94102

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1385518 San Francisco Funeral Home Records]

Voting Registers

Websites  


A wiki article describing this collection is found at: 

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).