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Libraries, Archives
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Santa Barbara County Library
104 West Fourth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: (909) 387-5728
Branch Libraries

California State Library
P.O. Box 942837 Sacramento, California
Phone: (916) 654-0266

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

San Bernardino County California Genealogy Archives
On online dababase of free genealogy records
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Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy

California Research Outline

Barstow California
2571 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: 760-252-4117

Big Bear California
400 East North Shore Dr
Big Bear City, CA 92314
Phone: 909-585-7571

Chino California
3354 Eucalyptus Street
Chino, CA 91709
Phone: 909-393-1936

Fontana California
7526 Alder Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336-2304
Phone: 909-829-676

Hesperia California
8889 Sheepcreek Road
Phelan, CA
Phone: 760-868-0883

Highland California
7000 Central Avenue
Highland, CA 92346-3013
Phone: 909-864-4661

Needles California
2001El Monte
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: 760-326-3363

Rancho Cucamonga CA
6829 Etiwanda Lane
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739-9713
Phone: 909-899-7564

Redlands California
350 Wabash Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374-4296
Phone: 909-389-2324

Rialto California
1375 N Willow
Rialto, CA 92376-3382
Phone: 909-875-2509

San Bernardino California
3860 N Waterman Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92404-1739
Phone: 909-881-5355

Twenty Nine Palms CA
73002 El Paseo Drive
Twenty Nine Palms, CA 92277-2527
Phone: 760-367-0237

Upland California
785 N. San Antonio
Upland, CA 91784
Phone: 909-985-8821

Victorville California
12100 Ridgecrest Road
Victorville, CA 92392
Phone: 760-243-5632

Yucca Valley California
56885 Onaga Trail
Yucca Valley, CA
Phone: 760-369-7430

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Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

29 Palms Historical Society

The Genealogical Society of the Morongo Basin

Redlands Area
Historical Society

Redlands Chapter, California Society Sons of the American Revolution

San Bernardino Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2128
San Bernardino, CA 92406

Genealogy Books and CDs
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DNA & Genealogy
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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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San Bernardino

California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Adelanto, Angelus Oaks, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Bloomington, Blue Jay, Chemehuevi Indian Reservation, Chino, Colton, Daggett, Earp, Fontana, Helendale, Hesperia, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Montclair, Needles, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Red Mountain, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernadino, Skyforest, Tiona, Twentynine Palms, Twin Peaks, Uplands, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yermo, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley

Complete List of Cities & Townships

Established: April 26, 1853
Parent County: Los Angeles, San Diego
County Seat: San Bernardino

  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."
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • 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
  • San Bernardino County CA Migrations Project
    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

 City & Farm Directories
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  School Records
 Occupational Records

  Institutional Records (Prisons, Hospitals etc.)
  • National FindFamily Registry For People With Disabilities
    Nationwide, there are thousands of people with disabilities in care settings with no connection with family. Many families seek contact, but do not know how to re-connect with their family member. The FindFamily Registry is open to people seeking each other even though just bits of information are available.
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
 History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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