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San Francisco
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Births Divorces Newspapers
Biographies Fire Department Orphans
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Business Hotel Guests Police Department
Cemetery Lists Land Records Post Office
Census Records Maps Prisons
Churches Marriages Probates
City & County Government Medical Examiner Real Estate
City, Social & Phone Directories Military Schools
Clubs and Societies Miscellaneous Ship Passengers
Coroner Mortuary Voter Registration

Wagon Passengers

The Charles H. Crookson Collection
Clubs and Societies
Ship & Wagon Passengers
Vital Indexes
Voter Registration

United States
Census Indexes
Social Security Death Index
Tax Assessment

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San Francisco Vital Indexes & Records
Births, Marriages, Divorces, Deaths/Probates


Marriages Divorces Deaths/Probates San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Records San Francisco Biographies
  • Journalism in California (1915) by John P. Young (biographies extracted by Beth Humphrey)–FREE
  • San Francisco County BiographiesGolden Nugget Library–FREE
  • Representative & Leading Men of the Pacific, 1870Golden Nugget Library–FREE
  • San Francisco Books & Magazines San Francisco Business San Francisco Cemetery Listsmore info
  • Miscellaneous Tombstone Transcriptions–FREE
  • San Francisco Census RecordsLookups  ! 1880 Census ! 1930 Census San Francisco Churches more info San Francisco City & County Government San Francisco City, Social & Phone Directories San Francisco Clubs and Societies San Francisco Hospitals San Francisco Hotel Guests San Francisco Land Records San Francisco Military Lists San Francisco Miscellaneous Records San Francisco Mortuary / Funeral Home San Francisco Naturalization Recordsmore info San Francisco Newspapers
    • Various Newspapers (California Digital Newspaper Collection)–FREE
    • Various Newpapers (Chonicling America, Library of Congress)–FREE
    • San Francisco Chronicle–FREE (through participating libraries such as the San Francisco Public Library, databases)
      • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - 1865 to 1922 (images online)
      • Newsbank -1869 - 1984 (images), 1985-present (text), all searchable.
    • San Francisco Chronicle (Footnote)–$$$$
      • 1865 to 1923 (images online), searchable.
      • Not every day available.
    • Various newspapers (Internet Archive)–FREE
    • Google News Archive–FREE
      • An index of newspaper articles in online free and fee-based databases. Fee-based includes ProQuest and
    • Various newspapers (GenealogyBank)–$$$$ (free to search)
      • Alta California, 1850-1861
      • Centro America, 1921
      • Daily Commercial News, 1885-1888
      • Daily Globe, 1857-1858
      • Daily Placer Times and Transcript, 1852-1855
      • Eco del Pacifico, 1857
      • Elevator, 1872-1898
      • Hispano America, 1918-1931
      • Imparcial, 1931-1935
      • Jalamate, 1971-1972
      • Mefistofeles, 1918
      • Mercantile Gazette and Prices Current, Shipping List and Register, 1863-1867
      • Neuva Mission, 1967-1969
      • San Francisco Bulletin, 1855-1891
      • San Francisco Chronicle
        • Obituaries only: 1 Jan 1985-Current
      • San Francisco Evening Journal, 1852-1854
      • Seminario Imparcial, 1938
      • Voz de Chile y de las Republicas Americanas, 1867-1868
      • Weekly Alta California, 1850-1854
      • Weekly Pacific News, 1 Mar 1850 - 1 Feb 1851
    • Various Newspapers (NewspaperArchive)–$$$$ (free to search)
      • Alta California, 1848 to 1849 (incomplete)
      • Daily Alta California, 1864, 1874, 1879 (partial)
      • Oakland Tribune, 1874 - 1977
        • Not a San Francisco newspaper, but often printed San Francisco information.
    • Various newspapers (–$$$$ (free to search)
      • The index by WRC "references over 560,000 names and over 2,300 Irish societies from 1849-1927. The Index can be searched by a person's name or a society name; providing each mention of the name found, the society concerned, a brief listing of the activity which generated mention in a publication, and the name and date of the source article."
        • Note: this appears to be primarily a general newspaper index and also includes many Roman Catholic references.
        • A list of the source and society codes used in the index is available.
    • Grizzly Bear [Native Sons of the Golden West publication]–FREE–Internet Archive
      • 1908 - 1954 (incomplete run)
    • Norcal Genealogy U.S. Newspapers
      • List of other websites having digitized newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area.
    San Francisco Orphans San Francisco Post Office San Francisco Ship and Wagon Arrivals and Passenger Lists San Francisco Photographs San Francisco Prisons San Francisco Voter Registrationmore info United States Tax Assessment Lists
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