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Libraries, Archives
& Repositories

Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, Ca 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3176
~ Genealogy ~

Albany Library
1247 Marin Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

Phone: (510) 526-3720

Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981-6100
~ History Room ~

Biography and Genealogy Resources
The Bancroft Library

Castro Valley Library

20055 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Phone: (510) 670-6280

Centerville Library
3801 Nicolet Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: (510) 795-2629

Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: (925) 828-1315

East Bay Genealogica
l Society Library

The EBGS Library shares space with The Society
of Mayflower Descendants library at:
Financial Building (basement)
14th & Franklin Streets
Oakland, CA
Phone: (510) 451-9599

Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 745-1400

Genealogy & Family History
Alameda County Library

Irvington Library
41825 Greenpark Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 795-2631

Newark Library
6300 Civic Terrace Avenue
Newark, CA 94560
Phone: (510) 795-2627

San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Phone: (510) 670-6283

Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd
Union City, CA 94587
Phone: (510) 745-1464

Alameda County
California Genealogy Archives

USGenWeb Archives

NARA's Pacific Region

Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's
Pacific Region
Laguna Niguel, CA

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy


California Research Outline

Fremont California
48950 Green Valley Road
Fremont, California

Hayward California
3551 Decoto Road
Hayward, California

Hayward 1st Ward
2000 Highland Blvd
Hayward, California

Livermore California
950 Mocho Street
Livermore, California

Oakland California
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

Pleasanton California
6100 Paseo Santa Cruz
Pleasanton, California

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Historical & Genealogical

The Berkeley Historical Society
1931 Center Street
P.O. Box 1190
Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 848-0181

East Bay Genealogical Society
PO Box 20417
Oakland, CA 94620-0417

Phone: (510) 451-9599

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
Serves the cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin and surrounding areas in the Livermore and Amador Valleys of southeastern Alameda County

Oakland Heritage Alliance

Genealogy Books and CDs
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DNA & Genealogy
by Colleen Fitzpatrick
Forensic Genealogy
by Colleen Fitzpatrick
The Dead Horse Investigation:
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by Colleen Fitzpatrick

The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
Peter Wilson Coldham
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s.
The Collected Works of David Dobson
QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style.
First Revised Edition
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
John Grenham
Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE
William Dollarhide
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Mark D. Herber with a Foreword by John Titford
The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants
to the American Colonies or the United States Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History. With a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition.
Jamestowne Ancestors 1607-1699 Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Landing at James Towne 1607-2007

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Alameda County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Pleasanton,
San Leandro, Union City

Complete List of Cities & Townships

Established: March 25, 1853
Parent County: Contra Costa, Santa Clara
County Seat: Oakland

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • California State Vital Records Office of Vital Records
    304 'S' Street
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Phone: (916) 445-1719
    Fax: (800) 858-5553

  • New Law Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth or death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
  • VitalSearch-Ca.com
    California Birth Index
  • California Death Records
    9,366,786 records from 1940 thru 1997
  • Califrornia Marriage Indexes
    For the years 1949-1959 there are two volumes for each year, one for Brides and one for Grooms. These volumes are fragile and may not be photocopied under any circumstances. The years 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-85 and 1986 are published in microfiche, one set for Brides and one for Grooms. Does not circulate.
  • California Marriage Records Project
    USGenWeb Archives Marriage Records Project
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  • Alameda County California Tombstone Transcription Project
    We transcribe tombstone inscriptions and have that work archived for the future and made easily accessible to all.
  • Cemeteries of Alameda County California
    Interment.net is a publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use by genealogists and local historians. Search and browse cemetery burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world.
  • Four Cemeteries in Livermore, California
    A project of Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
  • Alameda County California Cemeteries
    The website that tells where the dead politicians are buried.

  • Home Of Eternity Cemetery
    5000 Piedmont Avenue
    Oakland, California 94611
  • I.O.O.F. - Odd Fellows Cemetery
    3873 East Avenue
    Livermore 94550-4828
  • Irvington Memorial Cemetery
    41001 Chapel Way
    Fremont, California 94538
  • Lone Tree Cemetery
    24591 Fairview Avenue
    Hayward, California 94542
  • Mt. Eden Cemetery Association
    2440 Depot Road
    Hayward, California 94545

  • Roselawn Memorial Park
    1240 North Livermore Avenue
    Livermore, California 94550
  • St. Mary's Cemetery
    4529 Howe Streeet
    Oakland, California 94511
  • St. Michael's Cemetery
    458 Maple Street
    Livermore, California 94550
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Alameda County CA Newspaper Abstracts
  • Search the Berkeley Obituary Index
    Berkeley Public Library - History Room
  • Alameda Times-Star
    The Times-Star edition of The Tribune focuses on Alameda, the island city
  • The Argus
    The Argus serves Fremont, Newark and Union City.
  • The Daily Review
    The Daily Review serves Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley and San Lorenzo.
  • The Oakland Tribune
    Serving the East Bay communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Richmond, El Cerrito, Emeryville and Piedmont.
  • Tri-Valley Herald
    The Herald publishes editions in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties, serving the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, Lathrop, Manteca and Tracy.
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Ancestry.com: Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's.
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Alameda County California Migrations
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
 Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records

  Court, Wills & Probate Records

  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
 History & Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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