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City of San Diego Public Library
820 E Street
San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 236-5800

Branch Libraries

California State Library

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

USGenWeb Archives
San Diego County California Archives

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy

California Research Outline

Alpine California
2425 Tavern Road
Alpine, CA 91901
Phone: 619-445-2087

Carlsbad California
1981 Chestnut
Carlsbad, CA 92008-2714
Phone: 760-434-4941

El Cajon California
1270 South Orange Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: 619-588-1426

Escondido California
2255 Felicita Road
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: 760-745-1662

Jamul California
14808 Lyons Valley Road
Jamul, CA 91935
Phone: 619-669-1759

Penasquitos California
12835 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: 858-484-1729

Poway California
15750 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858-487-2304

San Diego CA Sweetwater
3737 Valley Vista Way
Bonita, CA 91902
Phone: 619-472-1506

San Diego California
4195 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-584-7668

San Diego California East 6767 51st Street
San Diego, CA 92120-1262
Phone: 619-582-0572

Vista California
1310 Foothill Drive
Vista, CA 92084-4048
Phone: 760-945-6053

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Historical & Genealogical

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

North San Diego County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 581
Carlsbad, CA

San Diego County Genealogical Society
PO Box 422
Ramona, CA 92065
Phone: (760) 789-2534

San Diego Genealogical Society
1050 Pioneer Way,
Suite E
El Cajon, California 92020-1943
Phone: (619) 588-0065

San Diego Historical Society
PO Box 81825
San Diego, CA
(619) 232-6203 ext 102

Genealogy Books and CDs
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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.
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Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.
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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
John Grenham
Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE
William Dollarhide
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
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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 Diego County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Agua Caliente, Borrego Springs, Boulevard, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Dulzura, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Julian, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Pala, Poway, Rancho Sante Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solano Beach, Vista, Warner Springs

Complete List of Cities & Townships

Established: February 18, 1850
Original County
County Seat: San Diego

  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."
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  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
  • 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.
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