California Genealogical Societies: Publications, Libraries and Research

Ken Tessendorff of the Nor-Cal group, a genealogical discussion group relating to northern California, has prepared the following list of genealogical socities in the various counties of California. The basic structure is as follows:

  • County name and counties formed from if not an original county
  • Names and address of genealogical society
  • The publications for sale by the local society.
  • The research policy of the local society.
  • The library or research center used by the society.

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    ALAMEDA COUNTY- Contra Costa, Santa Clara

    California Genealogy Society
    1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 200
    Oakland, CA 94612-2152

    Publications:

  • A Useful Guide to Researching San Francisco Ancestry, 1994 $12.00
  • Genealogical Success Stories-Personal Problem-Solving Accounts to Encourage, Enlighten, and Inspire You, 1995 $12.00
  • Index to San Francisco Marriage Returns, 1850-1858, 1992 $15.00
  • San Francisco Probate Index, 1880-1906, $15.00

    All prices are plus tax and shipping costs.

    Research:

    They specialize in San Francisco Bay Area and California Research. They will answer your first query without charge, often including some brief research results form easily available information in their library. For more in-depth research there is a $15.00 per hour charge for non-members, and $12.00 for CGS members, payable in advance to The CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.

    Library: Their library is located at
    1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 200
    Oakland, CA 94612-2152

    Telephone: (510) 663-1358
    http://www.calgensoc.com/
    Hours: Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday 9:00-4:00,
    closed Sunday-Tuesday and Friday

    East Bay Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 20417
    Oakland, CA 94620-0417

    Publications:

  • Alameda County California Genealogical Research Guide $24.00
    This book is the ultimate guide to finding records in Alameda County. The guide has over 200 pages of listings for records available from books, cemeteries and mortuaries, government offices (city & county), public school districts, religious organizations, libraries (including 30 college, 20 genealogical and historical societies, 6 private & 12 public). It is probably one of the best county guides currently available in California.
  • Native Sons of the Golden West, Berkeley Parlor #210 $9.00
    This book list the members of this fraternal organization who joined between 1900 and 1933 and includes such personal information as birth date, birth place, current address, occupation, education, and other miscellaneous information.
  • East Bay Genealogical Society-Library Book List $3.75 Prices include tax and shipping.

    Library:

    The East Bay Genealogical Society library is located at Financial Building-Terrace Level, 405 14th Street (at Franklin), Oakland, CA.

    Open Monday 9 AM to 4 PM & Wednesday 9 AM to noon. By special agreement between EBGS and the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the collection is kept in the SMD library. Use of the library collection is free, although donations to the SMD for the support of the facilities are welcomed.

    Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 901
    Livermore, CA 94551

    Publications:

  • Surname Index, $14.00 plus $2.00 postage
  • Livermore Cemeteries, $17.00 plus $2.00 postage
  • Pleasanton, Dublin Cemeteries, $12.00 plus $2.00 postage
  • Roots Tracer Index, Ten-Year Index, $4.50 plus $1.50 postage

    Library:

    Their library is located at Pleasanton Public Library
    400 Old Bernal Ave.
    Pleasanton, CA.

    ALPINE COUNTY- El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras

    Historical Records Commission
    c/o Alpine County Library
    P. O. Box 187
    Markleeville, CA 96120

    AMADOR COUNTY - Calaveras

    At present, there is no active genealogical society in Amador County. We did, however, find one person who is experienced in Amador County research and also has a few books available that might be of interest to genealogists researching in this county.

    Catherine A. Cissna
    P. O. Box 247
    Jackson, CA 95642
    209-223-2947


    Publications:

  • Amador History Digest, Vol. 1 A collection of selected items from old Amador County newspapers. $8.00, or $9.50 postage paid.
  • Ione Public Cemetery-A Guide to Burials Not an "index", but a listing of more than 2,200 burials in the county's second largest cemetery-from the gold rush years to present. Arranged alphabetically by surname and then by given name, lists each person known to be interred in Ione Public Cemetery (marked or not). $15.00, or $17.00 postage paid.
  • 1879-1880 Amador County Directory Lists, alphabetically, all Amador County residents appearing in McKenney's 1879/80 District Directory, combined with residents appearing in the Patron's Atlas from same period. Over 2,500 entries. $15.00 postage paid

    Research:

    Send large SASE for reasonable research rates.

    BUTTE COUNTY

    Paradise Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 460
    Paradise, CA 95967-0460

    Publications:

  • Chico Cemetery 1852-1908 A compilation of 3,621 burials. Soft-cover 8 1/2 x 11, 89 pp, $12.50 ($13.41 California resident).
  • Delayed Birth Register 1869-1991 Over 1900 births are recorded in this register. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 257 pp, indexed, $15.00 (16.09 California resident).
  • 1860 Butte County Federal Census Index Over 8500 names transcribed and indexed from original microfilm records. Soft-cover 8 1/2 x 11, 161 pp, $10.00 (10.73 California resident).
  • 1890 Great Register 7,012 voter registration entries. Includes name, age, birthplace, residence, occupation, registration date, Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 281 pp, alphabetic arrangement. $20.00 ($21.45 California resident).
  • Gridley Biggs Cemetery 1874-1948 Over 2,500 names. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 224 pp, $20.00 ($21.45 California resident).
  • Newspaper Vitals 1880-1889 Births, marriages, and deaths for Butte County and other Northern California areas. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 74 pp, $10.00 ($10.73 California resident).
  • Old Oroville Cemetery 1857-1992 8000 listings include lot/plot/grave designations, and transcriptions of tombstones. Recorded from cemetery markers and records. Soft-cover 8 1/2 x 11, 378 pp, $27.50 ($29.49 California resident).
  • Probate Abstracts 1850-1880 Copied from records held in the Butte County Court and Superior Court. Probates, wills, guardianships. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 142 pp, indexed. $18.00 ($19.31 California resident).
  • Bangor Cemetery 1851-1993 Compiled from cemetery markers and various associated records, 584 burials, listed alphabetically. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 16 pp, $3.50 ($3.75 California resident).
  • Butte County Cemetery 1862-1980 Located in Oroville. Compiled from cemetery markers, map, and associated records. 1,248 burials, listed alphabetically. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 33 pp, $5.00 ($5.36 California resident).
  • Cherokee Cemetery 1863-June 1993 Compiled from cemetery markers and various associated records. 1,209 burials, listed alphabetically. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 32 pp, $5.00 ($5.36 California resident).
  • Upham Cemetery 1858- June 1993 Compiled from cemetery markers and various associated records. 531 burials, listed alphabetically. Soft-cover, 8 1/2 x 11, 16 pp, $3.50 ($3.74 California resident).

    Postage/Handling: $2.00 for first book, $.50 for each additional book.Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Order from above address.

    Research:

    Paradise Genealogical Society will research 16 vital records indexes that are available in their Paradise Genealogical Society Library for a fee of $10.00 per surname (maximum of four first names). They will also do research outside their library for an additional fee. Please write the Society for the current cost of this service.

    Paradise Historical Society
    Gold Nugget Museum
    502 Pearson Road
    Paradise, CA 95965

    Butte County Historical Society
    1480 Lincoln
    Oroville, CA 95965

    CALAVERAS COUNTY

    Calaveras Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 184
    Angels Camp, CA 95222-184

    Publications:

    Their only publication is the Froghorn newsletter which is printed 4 times per year and is included with membership.

    Research:

    This is a small society and they don't have an official policy on queries, but they will try to answer questions, if time permits. There is no charge.

    Library:

    They have a collection at the:
    Calaveras County Central Library
    891 Mountain Ranch Rd.
    San Andraes, CA

    Calaveras Historical Society
    30 North Main St.
    P. O Box 721
    San Andreas, CA 95249-0721

    Calaveras County Museum & Archives
    P. O. Box 1281
    San Andreas, CA 95249
    209-754-6513

    Research:

    You can not do your own research at this facility. All research is done by Mrs. Lorrayne Kennedy, Archivist, who does excellent work. This is probably the best place in Calaveras County to order research. Almost all old county records have been placed in this location. The following list was supplied by Mrs. Kennedy.

    RESEARCH CHECK-LIST--ALL SOURCES AVAILABLE IN CALAVERAS COUNTY ARCHIVES:

    U.S. Census, 1850-1910
    Birth Records
    Marriage Records
    Cemetery Records
    Great Registers Probates
    Inquests
    Co-Partnerships
    Criminal Cases
    Attachments-Lis Pendens
    Execution Cases
    Deeds
    Abstracts of Judgment
    District Court Cases
    Bills of Sale
    Articles of Incorporation
    Homesteads
    Mining Claims
    Patents
    Newspapers
    Assessment Rolls
    Declaration of Intention
    Naturalizations
    Mortgages
    Mechanics Liens
    Bonds, Letters & Wills
    Agreements/Powers of Attorney
    Frances Bishop Research Cards
    Las Calaveros

    COUNTY RECORDERS OFFICE:

    Marriage Books
    Death Certificates
    Births

    COLUSA COUNTY

    Colusa County Genealogical Society no longer exists.

    Historical Society - See Glenn County

    The Colusa County Archives
    546 Jay Street
    Colusa, CA 95932

    Research:

    The Colusa County Archives is the repository for historical records of Colusa County and is located in the County Courthouse within the Hall of Records.. It was established in 1989 by the County Historical Records Commission. It is open to the public for research Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00PM. Appointments are recommended and can be obtained by calling 916-458-0500.

    The following list is a sampling of the records to be found at the Archives:

    Assessment Rolls
    Articles of Incorporation
    Coroner's Inquests (1851- 1910)
    Great Registers
    Deed Books and Indices
    Elections Information (1851-current)
    Estray Notices
    Mortgages (1852-current)
    Land Patents (1861-current)
    Birth Records (1869-current)
    Death Records (1873-current)
    Marriage Records (1853-current)
    Marks and Brands
    Plat Maps (1877-1920)
    Board of Supervisors Records (1851-present)
    Court Records (1852-current)
    County Court
    District Court
    Superior Court
    Probates and Wills

    Colusa County Library
    738 Market Street
    Colusa, CA 95932

    Research:

    Cemetery records, county records and county newspapers on microfilm, in the genealogy corner.

    CONTRA COSTA

    Contra Costa County Genealogical Society
    P. O Box 910
    Concord, CA 94522-0910

    Publications:

  • Cemetery Records For Contra Costa County Vol. 1-3 $20.00 per volume
  • 1890 Great Register of Voters $8.50
  • Vital Statistics Contra Costa County 1992-95

    Prices include shipping and handling.

    Research:

    They will research county records for a donation of between $5.00 and $10.00 depending upon the amount of work required and expenses incurred.

    Library:

    They support the Heritage Collection located at the main Contra Costa Public Library on Oak Grove Rd. in Pleasant Hill. The collection consists of over 1000 volumes and is housed in a special "genealogical" room. They purchase books for the collection and provide docents to help genealogists in their research. The room is open during regular library hours.

    Contra Costa County Historical Society
    c/o The History Center
    1700 Oak Park Blvd. Rm C-5
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    Publications:

  • Death Notices of Contra Costa Co. 1860-1899 $17.95
  • Death Notices of Contra Costa Co. 1900-1919 Avail. Summer 1996 $17.95
  • Death Notices of Contra Costa Co. 1920-1929 Avail. Fall 1996 $17.95
  • Death Notices of Contra Costa Co. 1930-1934 Avail. Spring 1997 $17.95
  • Death Notices of Contra Costa Co. 1935-1939 Avail Summer 1997 $17.95
  • Index of Slocum's History of Contra Costa County $4.00
  • Index to Hulaniski's History of Contra Costa County $4.00
  • Index to Purcell's History of Contra Costa County $4.00

    Add 8.25% sales tax. Shipping and handling, $3.00 1st item, $1.00 each additional item.

    Send check to:
    The History Center
    1700 Oak Park Blvd., Rm C-5
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

    The Society has many other books for sale, but the others pertain more to history than genealogy. If you place an order, ask for a complete list.

    DEL NORTE COUNTY - Klamath

    Del Norte Historical Society
    577 H Street
    Crescent City, CA 95531

    Publications:

    Only a quarterly bulletin is currently available. Research: The Society will do research for $5.00 per request plus $.20 per copy, plus postage. Their staff is all volunteer, so don't expect a quick response.

    Library:

    The Society has no library, but they have several files with Pioneer names, photos, etc., in their office at above address. They also have a computer printout with some birth, death & marriage information from the courthouse. They charge $1.50 per hour for use of these files. Call 707-464-3922 for hours of operation.

    Other organizations with genealogical publication for Del Norte County:

  • 1890 Del Norte County Great Register of Voters Available from San Mateo County Genealogical Society

    EL DORADO COUNTY

    Roots and Gold Dust Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 1354
    Diamond Springs, CA 95619

    Gold Discovery Park Association Cemetery Committee
    P. O. Box 461
    Coloma, CA 95613

    Publications:

    They are currently revising their 1993 booklet, Coloma Cemeteries. The new edition may be out later this year--price to be determined. Inquiries may be directed to the address above. Research: They will research, at no charge, any Coloma related items. They can not research the whole county, but do have many census, probate and land records at their disposal. They also have an extensive list of records for cemeteries, churches, histories, journal and diaries, marriages, mining claims, etc., pertaining to the Coloma area. Write for details.

    Library:

    Their records are kept at the Weller House in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at Coloma. It is necessary to call ahead (916-622-6198) for access. There is no charge for searching the records, but donation are accepted.

    FRESNO COUNTY - Merced, Mariposa

    Fresno Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 1429
    Fresno, CA 93716-1429

    Publications:

  • Great Register of the County of Fresno, State of California, 1890. Registered voters of Fresno County as of 10/6/1890. Soft-cover, 127 pp. An alphabetical listing of voters giving name, age state or country of birth, residence, registration date, occupation and date and place of naturalization if applicable. $16.50
  • The Great Register of Mariposa County, California, 1890. Includes same information as first book. $7.50
  • Ash Tree Echo Back copies of the Fresno Genealogical Society's semiannual publication. Please specify which issues. Inquire for cost.
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1, Fresno Catholic Cemeteries. Soft-cover, 346 pages, indexed. Tombstone inscriptions and data on some burials which have no markers for persons buried in the three Fresno Catholic Cemeteries - Calvary, Holy Cross and St. Peter's. $18.50
  • The Ben Walker Collection, Volume 1 Soft-cover, 165 pages, indexed. First book of a series. Listing of names, places and other items of interest from newspapers and other sources, with items of genealogical importance abstracted. Subject items are from 1920 through the early 1950s. The material is varied and includes the WW 2 years. Original source material housed at the Fresno Historical Society. $30.00
  • Obituaries and Death Notices, 1982-1988, Volume 1, A-C. Soft-cover, 500 pp, indexed. First book of a series. Obituaries abstracted from local newspapers. Indexing includes deceased and survivors. $50.00
  • The Betty Dearing Collection. Soft-cover, 418 pages, indexed. Covering most of the year 1968, items of genealogical importance have been abstracted from local newspapers. Id addition to local data marriages, divorces and annulments which occurred in NV are listed if the parties were from the San Joaquin Valley. $45.00
  • The Fresno Genealogical Society Periodical Index. 194 pages $15.00

    California residents add appropriate sales tax. Please add $2.50 shipping and handling for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book. Prices as of 1/1/94. Prices subject to change. 10% discount to members.

    Fresno City and County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 2029
    Fresno, CA 93718

    Fresno Archives
    742 Fulton Street
    Fresno, CA
    209-262-4253

    Research:

    This facility is open to the public for research any weekday from 8:30 to 4:30. Various Superior Court records are available for research. Copies are $.50 per page.

    GLENN COUNTY- Colusa

    Glenn Genealogical Group
    c/o Gladys Couch
    1121 Marin
    St. Orland, CA 95963

    This is a very small, informal group.

    Publications:

    In Preparation: Catholic Cemetery Records & Markers, Orland, Glenn Co. CA Research: They will do limited research at no charge.

    Library:

    Their library is available by appointment. No charge Telephone contact: Judy Brown 916-865-9024

    Colusa Historical Society
    P. O. Box 643
    Willows, CA 95988

    HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Trinity

    Redwood Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 645
    Fortuna, CA 95540

    Publications:

  • 1870 Humboldt County Census $20.00 plus $2.00 S &; H
  • Humboldt County Death & Burials $!5.95 plus $1.75 S & H
  • There Really Was a Klamath County $9.95 plus $1.00 S & H
  • 1860 Humboldt County Census Index $3.00 plus $1.00 S & H
  • Humboldt County Miscellany Book A & B $10.00 plus $2.00 S & H
  • Some Births, Deaths & Marriages From the "Frendale Enterprise" and San Francisco Bulletin $7.50 includes S & H
  • 1884 Great Register of Humboldt County & Supplement $8.00 Plus $2.00 S & H
  • 1890 Great Register of Humboldt County $17.00 plus $2.00
  • Back issues of the quarterly Redwood Researcher $3.00 each plus $.80 S & H Any copies older than 5 years, $1.00 plus $.80 S & H

    Research:

    Redwood Genealogical Society members will search their own library resources for a minimum donation of $5.00 per request. If a lot of research and copies are required, the fee would increase to $10.00.

    Library:

    The Society library is open Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM or by appointment with Ruth Teasley at 707-725-4307 or Barbara Morehead at 707-764-5583. Also ask about the Susie Baker Fountain Books which are at:

    Humboldt County Library
    Humboldt Room
    1313 3rd St.
    Eureka, CA

    INYO COUNTY - Tulare

    We were unable to locate a genealogical society in this county.

    KINGS COUNTY - Tulare, Fresno

    We were unable to locate a genealogical society in this county. (See Tulare County)

    LAKE COUNTY- Napa

    Lake County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 1323
    Lakeport, CA 95453

    Publications:

  • 1881 Lake County History $20.95 plus tax, plus $2.50 Shipping
  • 1860 Census $7.50 plus tax
  • 1870 Census $7.50 plus tax

    Members of the society will do research old newspapers, death records, probates, great registers, etc. There is no set fee, but all donations are welcome. Copies are $.15 per page. The library is located in the Lake County Museum, 255 N. Forbes, Lakeport. Hours are 11 AM-4PM, Wednesday through Saturday. It is open to members and non-members. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. The library has some old lake county records. They are in process of preparing a list of those documents.

    LASSEN COUNTY - Napa, Plumas, Shasta

    Lassen County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 321
    Susanville, CA 96130

    MADERA COUNTY - Mariposa, Fresno

    Genealogical Society of Madera
    P. O. Box 495
    Madera, CA 93639-0495

    Publications:

    Their only publication is the Madera Heritage Quarterly, which is free with an annual membership.

    Library:

    Their library is housed in the:
    Madera County Library
    121 North G. Street
    Madera, California.

    Research:

    They will do a limited amount of research. They do not charge, but do ask for a donation.

    MARIN COUNTY

    Marin County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1511
    Novato, CA 94948

    Publications:

  • Marin County Cemetery Records, Vol. 1, 286 pages, $15.00
  • Marin County Coroner's Inquests, Book 1, 1857-1910, 50 pages, $12.00
  • Marin County Register of Deaths, Book 1, 1873-1892, 31 pages, $12.00
  • Undertaker's Records of Marin County, 1880-1906, $15.00
  • Misc. Death Records of Marin County, Supplement 1, 35 pages, $12.00
  • Births, Marriages & Deaths from the Marin Journal (Marin's first newspaper) 23 March 1861-28 Dec 1872, 117 pages, $17.00
  • 1890 Great Register of Marin County, $6.00

    Add $2.50 postage for first item, $1.00 for each additional item.

    Research:

    Letters with a SASE requesting information about former Marin County residents will be researched for a donation of $10.00 per hour plus cost of any vital records. Write to Research Chairman c/o MCGS

    Library:

    Their library is located in the Corte Madera branch of the:
    Marin County Library
    70 Meadowsweet
    Corte Madera.

    MARIPOSA COUNTY

    Historical Records:

    Jim Eutsler Senior Citizens Center
    P. O. Box 774
    Mariposa, CA 95338

    MENDOCINO COUNTY

    Mendocino Coast Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 762
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437

    Publications:

  • What Became of the Little Red Schoolhouse? This is a six volume series about early schools in Mendocino County.
  • Volume 1, Mendocino Area $10.00
  • Volume 2, Fort Bragg $10.00
  • Volume 3, Willits-Laytonville, $10.00
  • Volume 4, Potter Valley-Round Valley $10.00
  • Volume 5, Anderson Valley-Point Arena $12.00
  • Volume 6, Ukiah-Redwood Valley-Hopland, $10.00
  • Rev. John S. Ross-Register of Deaths 1873-1914, Price not provided
  • Rev. John S. Ross Register of Marriages 1873-1914, Price not provided

    Research:

    They will research their register of cemeteries and records of the Cannarr Funeral Home 1921-1943 at a cost of $4.00, plus cost of copies.

    MERCED COUNTY - Mariposa

    Merced County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 3061
    Merced, CA 95344

    Publications:

  • Merced County Marriages, 1855-1915, $10.00
  • Merced County Naturalization Records, 1861-1949, $20.00
  • Merced County 1890 Great Register of Voters, $15.00
  • 1850 Mariposa County Federal Census (includes Merced). $10.00
  • Merced County Funeral Book, 1877-1896, $10.00
  • Merced County Coroner's Register, 1883-1918, $10.00
  • Winton Cemetery, $20.00
  • Plainsburg Cemetery, $20.00

    Tax and shipping are included in price of books.

    Research:

    The Merced County Genealogical Society maintains the Stoddard Room research facility on the second floor of the Merced County Library main branch, 2100 O Street, Merced.

    The MCGS does not actively seek research requests by mail. However, a member of the society indicated that some members might consent to do limited research for "fun" or a modest fee.

    Los Banos Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 1106
    Los Banos, CA 93635

    Publications:

  • Los Banos Cemetery Index, Volume 1, 1862-1989 $12.87
  • How to Grow Your Family Tree $12.87
  • Jones-Watson-Hale; SC, TN, AR $12.87
  • Arkansas-Carroll County Biographies, 1889 $10.73
  • Arkansas-Marion County Census, 1850 $10.73
  • Arkansas-Pike County Biographies, 1890 $10.73
  • North Carolina-Columbus County Census, 1810 $10.73

    All prices include California sales tax.

    Research:

    They offer limited research for their area, particularly Los Banos. They do no charge for this service, but welcome any donations.

    Library:

    The library is housed at their regular meeting place at 16778 S. Place Road, Los Banos, CA, 93635. Since this is a private residence, they do not offer open use for non-members. They do allow non-members to attend meetings and use the library on site. Non-members are not allowed to check out library books.

    Merced County Courthouse Museum
    21st & N Streets
    Merced, CA 95340
    209-723-2401

    The Merced County Courthouse Museum is located in the county's three-story courthouse which was built in 1875. The museum is a primary source of history for area and state residents. The archives offer an extensive photographic collection, artifacts and, preservation consulting to the general public. The museum has recently established a research room and has a research assistant on staff who is certified as a genealogy researcher. The research room is open from 9 AM to 2 PM on Wednesdays, by appointment only.

    MODOC COUNTY - Siskiyou,Shasta

    Modoc County Museum
    P. O. Box 1689
    600 South Main Street
    Alturas, CA 96101
    916-233-6328

    The Modoc County Museum prefers not to do research, because they do not have complete records. However, they will do a minimum amount of research for a non-refundable starting fee of $10.00 per request. The fee must be included when the request is submitted. Shipping and handling, postage, copies are extra charges and must be paid before information is mailed or picked up.

    MONO COUNTY - Calaveras, Fresno

    Mono County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 417
    Bridgeport, CA 93517

    Publications:

    This society has various books for sale on the Eastern Sierra, but none published by the society. Research:

    They will answer questions about items held in their collection, but they did not specify what items they had. Library:

    They were not specific as to whether they had a library or not, but their museum is open 9 AM to 4 PM, daily, from Memorial Day weekend though the last weekend in September. Their letter said they had a "collection of archives", but no other information was furnished. They indicated that Mono County has dumped many of their old records.

    Southern Mono Historical Society
    P.O. Box 65
    Mammoth Lakes, CA 95346

    MONTEREY COUNTY

    Monterey County Genealogy Society
    P. O. Box 8144
    Salinas, CA 93912-8144

    Publications:

  • 1890 Monterey County Great Register. $20.00 Hard copy. $10.00 Disk

    NAPA COUNTY

    Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society
    1701 Menlo Avenue
    Napa, CA 94558

    Napa County Society Website

    Napa County Historical Society
    1219 First Street
    Napa, CA 94559

    NEVADA COUNTY - Yuba

    Nevada County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 176
    Cedar Ridge, CA 95924

    Nevada County Historical Society
    214 Church Street
    Nevada City, CA 95959

    PLACER COUNTY - Yuba

    Sutter Placer County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 7385
    Auburn, CA 95604-7385

    Publications:

  • Tracing Your Family Tree: How to Begin $6.00
  • Shelf List of Genealogical Materials in the Auburn-Placer County Library $5.00
  • Placer County Genealogical Society Surname Directory$4.00

    Mail orders should include postage and handling of $1.25 for the first book, $.25 for each additional book. Prices include 7 1/4% CA sales tax.

    Research:

    They will search Placer County sources which include county records (marriage, death, land, probate, naturalization, voting etc.) and library resources (newspapers, census, cemetery records, county histories, county directories, etc. Requests for research should be as specific as possible and include a SASE. They do not charge for research but request reimbursement for out of pocked expenses, such as copies and postage. They also encourage and accept donations.

    Library:

    The Placer County Genealogical Society does not own a library facility, however they do sponsor the Genealogy Section of the Auburn-Placer County Library located at:
    350 Nevada Street,
    Auburn.

    Placer County Archives

    This is the physical location for doing your own research

    DeWitt Center
    11437 D Avenue West
    Auburn, CA 95603
    916-889-7994

    Administrative Services/Archives Use this address for mail requests to Archives.
    11582 B Ave
    Auburn, CA 95603
    Attn.: Susie

    The Placer County Archives is staffed by volunteers. You can do your own research with the assistance of the staff. You can also send a mail request. Currently, the only charge is for copies. Free parking is available within easy walking distance. Current hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    Records Collection:

  • Mining Records: 1856-1947
  • Court Case Files: 1851-1924
  • Assessment Rolls & Maps: 1851-1961
  • Record of Wills: 1874-1963
  • Minutes Board of Supervisors: 1852-1980
  • Estrays, Marks & Brands: 1855-1893
  • Deed Books: 1851-1960
  • Great Register of Voters: 1867-1918
  • Water Rights Appropriations: 1872-1940
  • Placer Herald (Original Volumes-Oldest Newspaper Published in Placer County): 1852-1976

    The above listing is just a small part of what is available for research.

    PLUMAS COUNTY - Butte

    Plumas County Museum
    500 Jackson St.
    Quincy, CA

    Research:

    Plumas County has transferred a very large collection of old county records to the Plumas County Museum. No information was furnished about researching these documents, but any interested parties should contact the museum for additional information.

    Plumas County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 695
    Quincy, CA 95971

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY

    Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 265
    Citrus Heights, CA 95611

    Publications:

  • California Mortality Schedules, 1850-1860-1870-1880 Hardbound-$33.00 plus $2.56 CA Sales tax and $4.00 S & H. Softbound-$23.00 plus $1.78 CA Sales tax and $4.00 S & H
  • Sacramento County, California, Census-1870 & 1880 Hardbound-$33.00 plus $2.56 CA Sales tax and $4.00 S & H. Softbound-$23.00 plus $1.78 Ca sales tax and $4.00 S & H.
  • Records of Folsom, California, Indexes and Extractions 1856-1909 $10.00 plus $1.50 S & H.
  • Fair Oaks Cemetery, Fair Oaks, CA, Index to Burials 1903-1981 $5.00 plus $1.50 S & H.
  • ROOT CELLAR Sacramento Genealogical Society 1996 Shelf List $5.00 plus $1.50 S & H.
  • Military Record Sources Extracted from ROOT CELLAR's 1996 Shelf List $1.00 plus $.75 S & H.
  • Religious and Ethnic Sources, Extracted from ROOT CELLAR's 1996 Shelf List $1.00 plus $1.00 S & H.
  • Vital Record Sources Extracted from ROOT CELLAR's 1996 Shelf List $2.00 plus $1.50 S & H. ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES-Subject Listing of Articles, Vol. 1 through 16 $1.00 plus S & H. CA sales is included in the price of the last 7 items.

    Research:

    They will do research. Send SASE for estimate of cost.

    Library:

    Their library is located in the:
    California State Archives Building.
    1020 O Street,-4th floor,
    Sacramento, CA.
    Hours: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. It is open to the public.

    Genealogical Association of Sacramento
    P. O. Box 292145
    Sacramento, CA 95829-2145

    Library:

    G. A. S. maintains a library for research on the:
    Sacramento Central Library
    Fourth Floor
    828 I Street
    Sacramento, CA.

    It is usually staffed by members of the Association who will assist you with your family history research.

    Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center
    551 Sequoia Pacific Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-264-7072

    More old records from the City and County of Sacramento seem to be located here than at any other facility. Put this on your list of important places to visit. SAMCC is administered by the City of Sacramento and funded by the City and County of Sacramento. It is a repository and research center for both Sacramento City and County records. Many government and private records are available for research. Research is by appointment only. Call Charlene Noyes for an appointment. They will do some research for a fee of $20.00 per hour.

    Genealogical & Historical Council of Sacramento Valley
    P. O. Box 214749
    Sacramento, CA 95821-0749

    This is an umbrella organization composed of many different genealogical and historical organizations within the Sacramento Valley area. Currently, there are over 30 organizations that belong to this one. Contact them for a list of their members and research facilities.

    SAN BENITO - Monterey

    We were unable to locate a genealogical society in this county.

    SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

    California Historical Society
    2090 Jackson St.
    San Francisco, CA 94109

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

    San Joaquin Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 4817
    Stockton, CA 95204

    Publications:

  • Gold Rush Days Series
  • Vol 1 Vital Statistics from Stockton Newspapers 1850-1855
  • Vol. 2 Death Notices 1856-1862, Alphabetized, soft-cover, 78 pp
  • Vol. 3 Miscellaneous Notices 1856-1862, Alphabetized, soft-cover, 149pp
  • Vol. 4 Births & Marriages 1856-1862, Indexed, soft-cover, 39pp
  • Vol. 5 Births, Deaths, Marriages 1862-1866, Indexed, soft-cover,123pp
  • Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, California Series
  • Vol. 1. Tombstone inscriptions from various cemeteries, Indexed, soft cover,104pp
  • Vol. 2 Burials in Rural Cemetery-Stockton, Alphabetized, soft-cover, 222 pp
  • Vol. 3 Tombstone Inscriptions from various Cemeteries, Indexed, soft-cover, 219 pp
  • Index to Probate Records
  • San Joaquin Co., California 1850-1900
  • Marriage Records San Joaquin Co., California, Nov. 1884-Dec. 1899

    Send request for current prices.

    Research:

    The Society will publish queries in their newsletter ($2.00 for fifty words) or do research in their publications and at the Stockton Public Library for a fee of $10.00 per hour, plus the cost of copies and postage. Long queries will be referred to other organizations.

    Library:

    San Joaquin County Public Library
    605 North El Dorado St.
    Stockton, CA 95204-1999

    Has a large collection of genealogy books including those that were prepared by the San Joaquin Genealogical Society.

    SAN MATEO COUNTY- San Francisco

    San Mateo County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 5083
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Publications:

  • San Mateo County Marriages 1853-1899, Includes bride-groom index, 65 pp, $12.00 plus $1.50 postage.
  • 1870 San Mateo County Federal Census, Includes every-name index, 81 pp, $12.00 plus $1.50 postage
  • 1890 San Mateo County Great Register of Voters, $5.00 including postage
  • 1890Del Norte County Great Register of Voters, $5.00 including postage
  • SMCGS Library Catalog, May 1990, $4.00 plus $1.25 postage
  • SMCGS Library Catalog Supplement #1, Sep. 1991, $5.00 plus $1.25 Postage
  • SMCGS Library Catalog Supplement #2, Sep. 1993, $7.50 plus $1.25 postage
  • A Finding Aid for Naturalization Documents in San Mateo County, CA, New-published December 1995. This is an inventory of existing records. It describes the records, provides the official title and number, identifies where these records were located in 1995 and which County Office has jurisdiction over them. $8.00 plus $ 2.00 postage

    California state sales tax is included in prices.

    Research:

    The Society will do local research within San Mateo County for an hourly fee plus reimbursement for photocopying and postage. Please write to:
    Genealogy Research Chairman, SMCGS,
    P. O. Box 5083
    San Mateo, CA 94402
    for current rates. In your letter please describe what record or information you are seeking. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelop for your reply.

    Library:

    The SMCGS library is located in the:
    San Mateo County Central Library
    25 Tower Road
    San Mateo, CA.

    It is staffed by SMCGS volunteers. The open hours are Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. The SMCGS Library is open to all interested persons. No fee is charged to use the library. The collection does not circulate.

    San Mateo County Historical Association
    1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 415-574-6441

    The San Mateo County Historical Association maintains a research library which is open to the public for research. Call ahead to check location and hours of operation. The Association may move in the near future.

    SANTA CLARA COUNTY

    Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
    2635 Homestead Road
    Santa Clara, CA 95051

    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

    Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County
    P. O. Box 72
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065-0072

    Publications:

  • Santa Cruz County Births and Deaths from Early Newspapers 1856-1900, $15.00
  • Santa Cruz County Births and Deaths from Daily Surf, 1901-1908, $12.00
  • Santa Cruz County Births and Deaths from Daily Surf 1909-1919, $12.00
  • Santa Cruz County Marriages from Early Newspapers, 1856-1908, $22.00
  • Santa Cruz County Marriages from Early Newspapers, 1909-1919, $15.00
  • Record Books of the Alcaldes of Santa Cruz, 1847-1850, $16.00
  • Index to Santa Cruz County Court of Sessions Minutes, 1850-1863 $7.50
  • Strays, 1919-1924 (Marriages & Deaths in Santa Cruz of persons from elsewhere), $8.00
  • Santa Cruz Building Permits Reported in Newspapers, 1909-1924 $10.00
  • Santa Cruz County Probate Records, 1852-1890 $15.00
  • Santa Cruz County Naturalization Records, 1909-1927 price not set yet

    Shipping and handling $2.50 for first book and $1.00 each additional book at same time. California, add sales tax.

    Research:

    Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County has a researcher who will search for $10.00 per hour.

    SHASTA COUNTY

    Shasta Historical Society
    P. O. Box 277
    Redding, CA 96001

    Ft. Crook Historical Society
    P. O. Box 397
    Fall River Mills, CA 96028

    Research:

    Fort Crook Museum
    Fort Crook Ave
    Fall River Mills, CA

    The Museum has genealogical files relating to people who lived in Shasta, Lassen, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties. These files can be used by researchers when the museum is open.

    Publications:
    Shasta County Probate Index 1850-1918 $ 9.00 + $2.00
    Early Shasta County Marriages 1852-1904 $16.00 + $2.00
    Shasta County Coroner's Inquest Report Index 1851-1939 $15.00 + $2.00
    1850 Census for Shasta County $ 2.00 + $1.00
    1850 & 1860 Census Shasta County $16.00 + $2.00
    1870 Census with index Shasta County $16.00 + $2.00
    1880 Cencus with inxex Shasta County $20.00 + $3.00
    1890 Great Register of Voters Shasta County $20.00 + $3.00
    Shasta County Diggings Vol 1-VIII 1975-1982 each issue $ 3.00 + $1.00
    Society Member's Surname Interest List $ 5.00 + $1.00

    Send to:
    Shasta County Genealogy Society
    c/o Eleanor Homewood
    1040 Valli Ct.
    Redding, CA 96003-1730

    SIERRA COUNTY- Yuba

    We were unable to locate a genealogical society in this county.

    SISKIYOU COUNTY - Shasta, Klamath Oregon

    Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County
    P. O. Box 225
    Yreka, CA 96097

    Publications:

  • Shasta Valley Cemetery District $12.00 Evergreen Cemetery $15.00

    SOLANO COUNTY

    Solano County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 2494
    Fairfield, CA 94533

    Publications:

  • Solano County Cemeteries Volume 1-Rockville Cemetery, 93 pgs $9.50
  • Solano County Cemeteries Volume 2-Vacaville & Elmira, 138 pgs $15.00
  • Solano CountyCemeteries Volume 3-Benicia City Cemetery, 162 pgs $17.00
  • Marriages of Solano County 1853-1893 (Marriage License Appl), 100 pgs $10.50
  • Solano County California Will Book 1, 1856-1876, 64 pgs $12.50
  • Index to DAR "Records of the Families of the California Pioneers" Vol 1-27, 55 pgs $10.00
  • Ninth United States Census-1870 Index of Solano County, CA, 170 pgs $17.00
  • The Patriarch of the Valley-Issac W. Sullivan-Early Sonoma County, 124 pgs $5.00
  • Solano County California-1852 State Census Index, 60 pgs $12.50
  • Solano County California-1993 Pioneer File Index, 26 pgs $.500
  • Resources of the Library of the Solano County Genealogical Society, 1992, 176 pgs $12.50
  • Pioneer Collections of Solano County, 140 pgs $10.00
  • McKenney's District Directory for 1878-1879 of Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, Marin & Sonoma Counties, Reprint 1994, Hardcover, 386 pgs $19.95
  • William B. Ide The President of California, Reprint 1995, Hardcover, 63 pgs $13.95
  • Historical & Descriptive Sketchbook of Napa, Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino, Reprint 1993, Hardcover, 281 pgs $29.95
  • History of Solano County, Reprint with Index 1995, Hardcover, 566 pgs $34.95
  • Memoirs of the Vallejos, Hardcover, 1995, 85 pgs $14.95
  • History of Alameda County, California, Reprint 1969, Hardcover,1001 pgs $39.95
  • Index to the Great Register of Solano County, CA, 1890, Soft-cover, 96 pgs $12.00

    Research:

    The Society will research a series of 16 different source indexes at their library for a fee of $15.00 per surname. Write to the address above for more details.

    Library:

    The SCGS, Inc. library is located in the Old Town Hall at
    620 East Main Street
    Vacaville.

    It is open every Monday and the third Saturday of each month form 10 AM to 2 PM except federal holidays and the Thanksgiving through New Year holiday period. It is staffed by volunteers and visitors are welcome.

    Solano County Archives
    425 Union Street
    Fairfield, CA 94533

    The Archives is the repository for historical records of Solano County. It is run solely by volunteers under the auspices of the Solano County Historical Records Commission It is open Tuesday and Friday 9am to 1 PM. It is open to the public and requests for information may be made in person or by mail. Send mail requests to:
    Solano County Historical Records Commission
    c/o Solano County Central Services
    530 Clay Street,
    Fairfield, CA 94533.

    Solano County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 922
    Vallejo 94590

    SONOMA COUNTY

    Sonoma County Genealogical Society, Inc.
    P. O. Box 2273
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

    Publications:

  • Sonoma County Marriages 1847-1902, 7600 marriages listed alphabetically by groom and alphabetically by bride's maiden name. Includes book and page number of Recorder's Office reference. Soft-cover, 300 pages $15.00
  • Great Registerf Voters Sonoma County 1890, 8.500 names. Gives full name, nativity, residence, age occupation and place of naturalization if applicable. Soft-cover $12.00
  • Sonoma County Death Records 1873-1905, An alphabetical listing by years from official files giving name, date, marital status, nativity and burial site. County Recorder's Office reference number included. Soft-cover, 165 pages, approximately 11,000 names $11.00
  • Sonoma County Coroner's Inquests 1852-1896. Summaries of approximately 800 cases heard in Coroner's proceedings during the 19th century. Each case outlined as it appears in the official record. Genealogical information including families and witnesses. Soft-cover, 115 pages, fully indexed $5.50
  • Amended Index Sonoma County Homestead Declarations 1860-1920, (Second printing) Alphabetical listing (complete family names included where given), date and official page number from County Recorder's Office. Soft-cover, 60 pages, approximately 4,600 entries $7.50
  • Santa Rosa Rural Cemeteries 1852-1980, 5000 family entries, mainly 19th century. Includes plot maps of Rural, Moke, Fulkerson and Stanley Cemeteries. Lists burial and plot information. Genealogy included when available. References, detailed appendices. Soft-cover, 155 pages $14.00
  • 1895 Map of Sonoma County, 2' x 3' sepia toned. Location of old and extinct towns and schools when given. Typed lists of all county school districts and towns with map coordinates included $3.50
  • Sonoma County Delayed Birth Certificates 1855-1971, Second Printing Complete listing from county records. Lists alphabetically principal name, date and place of birth, reference page of official record. Family members as listed, 152 pages, 3,350 principal entries, approximately 11,000 names $10.00
  • Surname Directory of Sonoma County Genealogical Society 1991-1992 Surnames being researched by Society members. Alphabetical listing giving country origin, dates and migration path. Information on member searching specific names. 3,950 surnames listed. Soft-cover, 90 pages $4.50
  • Index to the Sonoma Searcher Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 15, No. 4 (1973-1988) Index includes surnames, cemeteries, churches, cities/towns, lodges, schools, and other listings. Contains approximately 8,100 listings under 5,800 entries. The index is available as a book or on microfiche. Soft-cover book $7.50 Microfiche, (set of three) Postpaid, $4.50

    Please add $2.00 per book for postage and handling.

    Sonoma County Historical Records Commission
    P. O. Box 2273
    Santa Rosa, CA 95406

    STANISLAUS COUNTY - Tuolumne

    Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County, California, Inc.
    P. O. Box 4735
    Modesto, CA 95352

    Publications:

  • Stanislaus County Abstracts of Probates 1901-1911 Price: $20.00 plus $1.43 tax and $3.00 postage Total: $24.43
  • Great Register of Stanislaus County 1890 Price: $15.00 plus $1.09 tax and $1.50 postage Total $17.59
  • Federal Census Indexes Stanislaus County 1900-1910 Price $20.00 plus $1.45 tax and $3.00 postage Total $24.45

    The Society is also involved an a giant project of tabulating all the cemeteries in the county and publishing them in hard-backed books. It is a long-term project and they are about to publish the first three small cemeteries. There are 38 in the county. Write for more information on these books.

    Research:

    The Stanislaus County Library, Special collections Room has a large number of old county records on microfilm. Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County volunteer their help at this location and will also answer research queries without charge, but please send a self addressed stamped envelope.

    SUTTER COUNTY

    Sutter-Yuba Genealogical Society

    The Sutter-Yuba Genealogical Society has not been active since 1991. They no longer have an address to receive mail, however, we did receive an anonymous response to our questionnaire with the following information. Library:

    The holdings of the Sutter-Yuba Genealogical Society are located in the California Room of the
    Yuba County Library
    303 Second Street,
    Marysville, CA.

    The library is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Sutter County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 1004
    Yuba City, CA 95992

    Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County
    P. O. Box 1555
    1333 Butte House Road
    Yuba City, CA 95993

    TEHAMA COUNTY- Colusa, Butte, Shasta

    Tehama County Genealogical and Historical Society
    P. O. Box 415
    Red Bluff, CA 96080

    TRINITY COUNTY

    We were unable to locate a genealogical society in this county.

    TULARE COUNTY - Mariposa

    Sequoia Genealogical Society, Inc.
    P. O. Box 3473
    Visalia, CA 93278

    Research:

    The Sequoia Genealogical Society, Inc. has no formal research policy. Write for additional information.

    Library:

    The Society library is located at
    113 F Street
    Tulare, CA 93274-3803
    209-685-2342
    Mon. & Wed.: 10 AM to 6 PM
    Tue. & Thus.. 10 AM to 8:30 PM,
    Sat: 10 AM to 2 PM
    Closed Fri. & Sun. No charge for use.

    TUOLUMNE COUNTY

    Tuolumne County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 3956
    Sonora, CA 95370-3956

    Publications:

  • Tuolumne County Great Register 1890, $7.50 including postage
  • Golden Roots of the Mother Lode (all back issues) of the society quarterly, $2.50 each, plus $1.25 postage

    Research:

    They have a research team that will search census, voter registration, cemetery burial records, vital records, historical land records and mining claims. They will charge for costs plus a donation. Write for more details.

    Library:

    Some records are available at the
    Tuolumne County Museum
    158 W. Bradford St
    Sonora, CA.

    Open to public Tue., Thus., Sat. 10-4, 10:30 on Saturdays. No Charge.

    Tuolumne County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 695
    Sonora, CA 95370

    Library:

    This Society also has a library at the Tuolumne County Museum. See address above. Open Tuesdays, 9 AM to noon.

    YOLO COUNTY

    Yolo County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 1447
    Woodland, CA 95776-1447

    Publications:

  • YOLO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS LIST 1996 WEST SACRAMENTO THE ROOTS OF A NEW CITY. By Shipley Walters. (Woodland, CA, 1987) 53 pages. Paper. (Includes sales tax) $ 5.00
  • CLARKSBURG DELTA COMMUNITY. By Shipley Walters. (Woodland, CA, 1988) 106 pages. Paper. $15.00 plus 7.25% sales tax $16.09
  • WINTERS: A HERITAGE OF HORTICULTURE, A HARMONY OF PURPOSE. By Joann Leach Larkey (Woodland, CA, 1991) 136 pages. Paper. $15.85 plus 7.25% sales tax $17.00
  • KNIGHTS LANDING THE RIVER, THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE. By Shipley Walters (Woodland, CA, 1992) 69 pages. Paper. $16.50 plus 7.25% sales tax $17.70
  • WOODLAND: CITY OF TREES. By Shipley Walters (Woodland, 1995) 160 pages. Paper. $15.00 plus 7.25% sales tax $16.09

    Add $2.50 shipping for the first book, $.50 for each additional book.

  • THE GREAT REGISTER OF YOLO COUNTY 1896-98. Photocopy. $35.00 plus CA sales tax. $37.54

    To order please make checks payable to:
    Yolo County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1447
    Woodland, CA 95776
    For information call (916) 753-4172

  • YOLO COUNTY CHURCH RECORDS Methodist Episcopal Church, Yolo County. Membership Record. 1860-1881.
  • (YCCR 1) ** $15 Church Record. 1882-1891.
  • (YCCR 2) ** $15 Church Record. 1891-1911.
  • (YCCR 3) ** $15 Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Woodland Station. Church Register. 1896-1939.
  • (YCCR 4) $10 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Woodland. Membership Record. 1857-1870.
  • (YCCR 5) ** $15 Church Register and Record. Jan. 1888 - Sept. 1894.
  • (YCCR 6) $10 Church Register and Record. 1894-1901.
  • (YCCR 7) $10 Christian Church, Buckeye, and Madison. Membership Records. Buckeye, 1858-1878; Madison, 1879-1939.
  • (YCCR 8) $7 Holy Rosary Parish Church, Woodland. Marriage Register. Pt. 1: 1871 - Feb. 7, 1926.
  • (YCCR 9) $11 Marriage Register. Pt. 2: 15 Feb. 1926 - 30 Oct. 1954.
  • (YCCR 10) $11 Baptismal Register. Pt. 1: 26 Feb. 1871 - 12 Oct. 1895.
  • (YCCR 11) $18 Baptismal Register. Pt. 2: 12 Jan. 1896 - 28 March 1920. (YCCR 12) $18 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Woodland. Burial Register. 1883-1939. (YCCR13) $10 St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Woodland. Earlier: German Evangelical St. John's Church Register. 1891-1934; 1934-1944.
  • (YCCR 14) $10 St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Woodland. Parish Register. 1887-1905.
  • (YCCR 15) $10 Seventh Day Adventist Church, Woodland. Membership Roll. 1872 - July 1901.
  • (YCCR 16) $10 Membership Record. 1901-1915; and Records of the Corporation. 1876- 1893.
  • (YCCR 17) $10 First Baptist Church, Woodland. Minutes, Board of Directors. August 1924 - April 1936.
  • (YCCR 18) $10 Methodist Episcopal Church Records, Woodland, 1912 - 1918.
  • (YCCR 19) $10

    Records are printed at cost as a service of the Historical Society. They are available for use at the appropriate church office, Yolo County Archives, and Yolo County Historical Museum. Check for visiting hours. Copies may be purchased from the

    Yolo County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 1447
    Woodland, CA, 95776.

    Please order by YCCR number. All records are stapled except those shown with ** which are spiral bound. Please add 7.25% CA sales tax and $2.00 shipping for first copy, $.50 for each additional copy.

    Yolo County Archives
    226 Buckeye Street
    Woodland, CA 95695
    916-666-8005

    Research:

    The Yolo County Archives is open for research on Tuesdays 9:00-12:00 AM and 12:30-3:00 PM. This should be your first stop for Yolo County Records. Not only do they appear to have county records covering many years, they also have newspapers, corporate records, photographs, school records, cemetery surveys, an index to WWI veterans, indexes to county histories and access through the library to City directories and Yolo county history books. The Assessor's Office records in their collection include maps from 1871-1939. There is also a collection of manuscripts. Volunteers will do research for a fee of $10.00 per hour.

    YUBA COUNTY

    We were unable to locate a genealogical society in this county.


    Last edited: November 14, 1996


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