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Archives and Libraries | Genealogical Societies
Historical Societies | Church Records | Ethnic Resources

Archives and Libraries

National Archives
Pacific Southwest Region
P.O. Box 6719
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-6719
Phone: (949)360-2641
E-mail: laguna.archives@nara.gov
Web: archives.gov/pacific/laguna/
Arizona; southern California; and Clark County, Nevada

National Archives
Pacific Region (San Francisco)
1000 Commodore Dr.
San Bruno, California 94066-2350
Phone: (650)238-3500
Fax: (650)238-3511
E-mail: sanbruno.archives@nara.gov
Web: archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/
California except southern California, Hawaii, Nevada except Clark County, American Samoa, and Guam

California Genealogical Society & Library
1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612-2154
Phone: (510)663-1358
Fax: (510)663-1596
Email: cgsresrch@calgensoc.org
Web: calgensoc.org/

California State Archives Library
1020 "O" St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916)653-7715
Fax: (916)653-7363
Email: ArchivesWeb@ss.ca.gov
Web: www.ss.ca.gov/archives/

California State Genealogical Alliance
P.O. Box 10195
Oakland, CA 94610-0195
Web: www.csga.com/

California State Library
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
Phone: (916)654-0261
Fax: (916)654-0241
Email: cslsirc@library.ca.gov
Web: www.library.ca.gov/

Carlsbad City Library
Genealogical Division

1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008-1991
Phone: (760)434-2931 Front Desk
Web: www.ci.carlsbad.ca.us/library/

Los Angeles Public Library
History and Genealogy Department
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2097
Phone: (213)228-7400
Web: www.lapl.org/central/history.html

San Francisco Public Library
Genealogical Research Center Dept. of Special Collections
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4796
Phone: (415)557-4400
Web: www.sfpl.org/

San Francisco State University
J. Paul Leonard Library
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132-1789
Phone: (415)338-1854
Web: www.library.sfsu.edu/

Genealogical Societies

California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612-3017
Phone: (510)663-1358
Fax: (510)663-1596
Email: cgsresrch@calgensoc.org
Web: calgensoc.org/

Computer Genealogical Society of San Diego
P.O. Box 370357
San Diego, CA 92137-0357
Email: cgssd-board@ucsd.edu
Web: www.cgssd.org/

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1228
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-1228
Email: cvgsweb@verizon.net
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~cacvgs/

Contra Costa County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 910
Concord, CA 94522-0910
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~cacccgs/

East Kern Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 961
North Edwards, CA 93523-0961

Genealogical Society of Morongo Basin
P.O. Box 234
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Web: www.yuccavalley.com/genealogy/

Genealogical Society of Riverside
P.O. Box 2557
Riverside, CA 92516
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~cagsor/

Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County
P.O. Box 72
Santa Cruz, CA 95063-0072
Web: www.cagenweb.com/santacruz/page2.html

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
P.O. Box A
Modesto, CA 95352-3660
Web: cagenweb.com/lr/stanislaus/gssc.html

Genealogical and Historical Council of Sacramento Valley
P.O. Box 214749
Sacramento, CA 95821-0749
Web: www.sacvalleygenes.org/

Glendora Genealogical Group
P.O. Box 1141
Glendora, CA 91740
Web: geocities.com/ccstone_us/GlenGenGrp.htm

Immigrant Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 7369
Burbank, CA 91510-7369
Web: feefhs.org/igs/frg-igs.html

Kern County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2214
Bakersfield, CA 93303-2214
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~cakcgs/

Lake County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1323
Lakeport, CA 95453
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~calcgs/

Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 807
Lake Elsinore, CA 92531
Web: www.bakerfamily.org/legs/

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 901
Livermore, CA 94551
Web: www.l-ags.org/

Los Angeles Westside Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10447
Marina Del Ray, CA 90295
Web: www.genealogy-la.com/lawgs.shtml

Monterey County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8144
Salinas, CA 93912-8144
Web: www.mocogenso.org/

Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society
1701 Menlo Ave.
Napa, CA 94558-4725
Web: www.napanet.net/~nvgbs/

North San Diego County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 581
Carlsbad, CA 92018-0581
Web: cagenweb.com/nsdcgs/

Orange County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1587
Orange, CA 92668
Web: occgs.com/

Placer County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 7385
Auburn, CA 95604
Web: pcgs.pcgenes.com/

Pomona Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 286
Pomona, CA 91769-0286
Web: home.earthlink.net/~hazefam/PVGS.html

Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15102
Long Beach, CA 90815
Web: cagenweb.com/questing/

San Diego Genealogical Society
1050 Pioneer Way, Suite E
El Cajon, CA 92021-1943
Web: rootsweb.com/~casdgs/

San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3486.
Winnetka, CA 91396-3486
Web: rootsweb.com/~casfvgs/

San Francisco Bay Area-JGS
P.O. Box 471616
San Francisco, CA 94147
Web: www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4
Atascadero, CA 93423-0004
Web: /kcbx.net/~slogen/

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5083
San Mateo, CA 94402
Web: www.smcgs.org/

Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1303
Goleta, CA 93116-1303
Web: cagenweb.com/santabarbara/sbcgs/

Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
c/o Central Park City Library
2635 Homestead Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051-5387
Web: rootsweb.com/~cascchgs/

Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society and Library
P.O. Box 1215
Santa Maria, CA 93456

Shasta Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 493431
Redding, CA 96049-3431
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~cascogs/

Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1272
Phone: (415)957-1849
Web: www.californiapioneers.org/

Solano County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2494
Fairfield, CA 94533
Web: rootsweb.com/~cascgsi/

South Bay Cities Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 11069
Torrance, CA 90510-1069
Web: rootsweb.com/~casbcgs/

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA. 91504
Web: www.scgsgenealogy.com/

Vandenberg Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 814
Lompoc, CA 93438-0814

Whittier Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4367
Whittier, CA 90607
Web: cagenweb.com/kr/wags/

Historical Societies

California Historical Society
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator: Larisa Somsel
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)357.1848
Web: californiahistoricalsociety.org/

Church Records

METHODIST

Stuart Library of Western Americana
University of the Pacific Library
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
Web: library.pacific.edu/ha/wa/index.asp

PRESBYTERIAN

Library, San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Web: library.gtu.edu/services/sfts.html

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Santa Barbara Catholic Mission
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Web: www.sbmission.org/

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2202
Web: www.archdiocese.la/

Diocese of Sacramento
2110 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
Web: www.diocese-sacramento.org/

Diocese of San Diego
P.O. Box 85728
San Diego, CA 92186-5728
Web: www.diocese-sdiego.org/

Ethnic Resources

AFRICAN-AMERICIAN

Oakland Public Library
Oakland History Room
125 14th Street, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510)238-3222
Web: www.oaklandlibrary.org/Seasonal/Sections/oakhr.html

University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Afro-American Studies Library
P.O. Box 951545
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1545
Phone: (310)825-7403
Web: www.bunche.ucla.edu/frames/index.htm

California African-American Museum
600 State Dr.
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Web: www.caamuseum.org/

California African American Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8442
Los Angeles, CA 90008-0442
Web: caags2000.tripod.com/

BRITISH ISLES

British Isles Family History Society of USA
2531 Sawtelle Blvd. #134
Los Angeles, CA 90064-3163
Web: rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa/

Rootz Genealogy
PO Box 20175
San Jose, CA 95160
Phone: (408)323-5333
E-mail: info@rootz-genealogy.com
Web: www.rootz-genealogy.com

ASIAN

Oakland Public Library
Asian Branch
449 9th St., Suite 190
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510)238-3400
Web: oaklandlibrary.org/Branches/asian.html

University of California, Los Angeles
Asian American Studies Center
3230 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1546
Web: www.aasc.ucla.edu/

University of California, Berkeley
Asian American Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall #2360
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510)643-1234
Web: eslibrary.berkeley.edu/aasc.htm

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
750 Kearny St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Web: www.c-c-c.org/

GERMAN

German Research Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 711600
San Diego, CA 92171-1600
Web: feefhs.org/gra/frg-gra.html

Sacramento German Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 4327
Davis, CA 95617-4327
Web: www.sacgergensoc.org/

HISPANIC

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
Southern California Branch
P.O. Box 2472
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Web: scgsgenealogy.com/GSHA.htm

Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Web: www.bowers.org/

Monterey County Historical Society
Research Center and Archive
P.O. Box 3576
Salinas, CA 93912
Web: www.mchsmuseum.com/

Stanford University Library
Latin American Collections
590S The Nitery
Stanford, CA 94305
Web: www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/latinam/

University of California, Los Angeles
Chicano Studies Research Library
193 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
Web: www.chicano.ucla.edu/

University of Southern California Library
Special Collections Department
Doheny Memorial Library
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Web: usc.edu/isd/libraries/locations/special_collections/

Centro de Estudios Chicanos Research Center
San Diego State University
San Diego, Calif. 92182
Web: infodome.sdsu.edu/research/guides/latinamer/

Caribbean Historical & Genealogical Journal
P.O. Box 15839
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Historical Society of Long Beach
P.O. Box 1869
Long Beach, CA 90802
Web: historicalsocietylb.org/

La Puente Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 522
La Puente, CA 91744

Los Californianos
P.O. Box 600522
San Diego, CA 92160-0522
Web: loscalifornianos.org/

Los Pobladores
Web: www.lospobladores.org/

St. John's Seminary
Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library
Estelle Dohney Collection
5012 E Seminary Rd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Web: http://www.sjs-sc.org/

JEWISH

Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
P.O. Box 55443
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
Web: feefhs.org/jg/frgjgsla.html

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 927089
Solana Beach, CA 92192-7089
Web: www.sdjgs.org/

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 471616
San Francisco, CA 94147
Web: www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/

NATIVE AMERICAN

Indian Action Council Library
P.O. 1287
2725 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95502-1287

 
 
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