California Archives, Libraries and Societies

California Archives, Libraries and Societies

Find contact information for archives, libraries and other genealogical organizations in California.

African-American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Box 27485, Oakland, CA 94602
(877) 884-2843
http://www.aagsnc.org

Alameda County Library
2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 745-1500
http://www.aclibrary.org

Alhambra Historical Society
Box 6687, Alhambra, CA 91802

Alhambra Historical Society Museum
1550 W. Alhambra Rd., Alhambra, CA 91802
(626) 300-8845
http://www.cityofalhambra.org/government/Parks_Recreation/Parks/historical_society.html

Altadena Heritage
730 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91003
(626) 797-0054
http://www.altadenaheritage.moonfruit.com

Altadena Historical Society
730 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 797-8016
http://www.mtlowe.net/altadenahistoricalsociety.htm

Amador County Archives
12200-A Airport Rd., Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-6389
http://www.co.amador.ca.us/index.aspx?page=525

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Central California Chapter
3233 N. West Ave., Fresno, CA 93705
(559) 229-8287
http://www.ahsgr.org/fresno/cacentra.html

Angel Island Association
Box 866, Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-3972
http://www.angelisland.org

Antelope Valley Genealogical Society
Box 1049, Lancaster, CA 93584
http://www.avgenealogy.org

Augustan Society
Box 771267, Orlando, FL 32877
(407) 745-0848
http://www.augustansociety.org

Azusa Historical Society
City Hall Complex, 213 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702

Baldwin Park Historical Society
Box 1, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(818) 338-7130

Bancroft Library, University of California
Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-3781
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu

Bay Area Library
2471 Flores St., San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 349-5538
http://baylibraries.org

Berkeley Historical Society
Box 1190, Berkeley, CA 94701
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc

British Isles Family History Society
2531 Sawtelle Blvd., PMB 134, Los Angeles, CA 90064
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bifhsusa

Burbank Historical Society
1015 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 841-6333

Calabasas Historical Society
Box 8067, Calabasas, CA 91372
http://www.calabasashistoricalsociety.org

Calaveras County Library, San Andreas Central
1299 Gold Hunter Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-6510
http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/libraryinfo.html

Calaveras Genealogical Society
Box 184, Angels Camp, CA 95222
http://calaverasgenealogy.com

California African-American Genealogical Society
Box 8442, Los Angeles, CA 90008
http://www.caags.org

California Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records
M.S. 5103, Box 997410, Sacramento, CA 95899
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CHS/Pages/default.aspx

California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway, Ste. LL2, Oakland, CA, 94612
(510) 663-1358
http://www.calgensoc.org

California Mennonite Historical Society
4824 E. Butler Ave., Fresno, CA 93727
http://calmenno.org

California Mission Studies Association
Box 420215, San Diego, CA 92142
http://www.ca-missions.org

California Pioneer Society
300 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 957-1849
http://www.californiapioneers.org

California State Archives
1020 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-7715
http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives

California State Genealogical Alliance
Box 10195, Oakland, CA 94610
http://www.csga.com

California State Library
900 N St., Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0266
http://www.library.ca.gov

Carlsbad Historical Society
Box 252, Carlsbad, CA 92018,
(760) 434-9189
http://www.carlsbadhistoricalsociety.org

Clayton Historical Society and Museum
Box 94, Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 672-0240
http://claytonhistory.org

Colorado River Blythe-Quartzsite Genealogical Society
411 S. Fifth St., Blythe, CA 92225

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society
Box 1228, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgs

Contra Costa County Genealogical Society
Box 910, Concord, CA 94522
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cacccgs

Contra Costa County Historical Society
610 Main St., Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 229-1042
http://www.cocohistory.com

Covina Valley Historical Society
Box 1862, Covina, CA 91722
(626) 966-9871
http://firehousejailmuseum.tripod.com/covinamuseum

Dalton Genealogical Club
880 Ames Ct., Palo Alto, CA 94303

Davis Genealogical Club and Library
The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-5696
http://davisgenealogy.org

Delta Genealogical Interest Group
Box 157, Knightsen, CA 94548

Downey Historical Society
Box 554, 12540 Rives Ave., Downey, CA 90241
(562) 862-2777

Duarte Historical Society
Box 263, Duarte, CA 91009
http://www.duartehistory.org

Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society
2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041
http://eaglerockhistory.org

East Bay Genealogical Society
Box 20417, Oakland, CA 94620
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caebaygs

East Kern Genealogical Society
Box 961, North Edwards, CA 93523

Echo Park Historical Society
Box 26946, Los Angeles, CA 90026
http://www.historicechopark.org

El Dorado County Historical Museum
104 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667
http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/museum

El Monte Historical Society and Museum
3150 N. Tyler Ave., El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 580-2232

Encino Historical Society
16756 Moorpark St., Encino, CA 91436

Escondido Genealogical Society
Box 2190, Escondido, CA 92025

Forestville Historical Society
Box 195, Forestville, CA 95436,
http://www.sonic.net/forestville

Fresno County Genealogical Society
Box 1429, Fresno, CA 93716,
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cafcgs

Fresno Historical Society
7160 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 441-0862
http://www.valleyhistory.org

Genealogical Association of Sacramento
Box 292145, Sacramento, CA 95829
http://home.surewest.net/bbetts/gas.htm

Genealogical and Historical Council of the Sacramento Valley
Box 214749, Sacramento, CA 95821
http://www.sacvalleygenes.net

Genealogical Society of Coachella Valley
Box 124, Indio, CA 92202

Genealogical Society of the Morongo Basin
Box 234, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
http://www.gsmb.info

Genealogical Society of North Orange County
Box 706, Yorba Linda, CA 92885
http://www.gsnocc.org

Genealogical Society of Riverside
Box 2557, Riverside, CA 92516
http://www.gsor.org

Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County
Box 72, Santa Cruz, CA 95063

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
Box A, Modesto, CA 95352
(209) 529-6467
http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/stanislaus/gssc.html

Genealogy Club of Sun City
Box 175, Sun City, CA 92586
http://www.genealogyclub.org

Genealogy Society of Hispanic Americans of Southern California
Box 2472, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(310) 202-1122
http://www.gsha.net

Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia
734 Marin St., Vallejo, CA 94590
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cagsv

German Genealogical Society of America, Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Dr., Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843-7247
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Germansig.htm

Glendale Historical Society
Box 4173, Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 242-7447
http://www.glendalehistorical.org

Glendora Genealogical Group
Box 1141, Glendora, CA 91740
(909) 592-4030

Glendora Historical Society and Museum
314 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 963-0419

Golden Gate Chapter, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
http://www.ahsgr.org/golden_gate_chapter.htm

Hayward Area Genealogical Society
Box 754, Hayward, CA 94543
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cahags

Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society
Box 2516, Hemet, CA 92546
http://www.hsjgs.org

Hi Desert Genealogical Society
Box 1271, Victorville, CA 92392
http://www.cagenweb.com/hdgs

Historical Society of Centinela Valley
7634 Midfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
(213) 649-6272

Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 424-2220
http://www.historicalsocietylb.org

Historical Society of Monterey Park
781 S. Orange Ave., Box 172, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Historical Society of Pomona Valley
1460 E. Holt Ave., Pomona, CA 91767
http://www.osb.net/Pomona/default.htm

Historical Society of Southern California
200 E. Ave. 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 460-5632
http://www.socalhistory.org

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert
Box 2001, Ridgecrest, CA 93556
http://www.maturango.org/Hist.html

Holt-Atherton Church Archives
University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211
(209) 946-2404

Hungarian/American Friendship Society
1035 Starbrook Dr., Galt, CA 95632
(209) 744-8099
http://www.dholmes.com/hafs.html

Humboldt County Genealogical Society
2336 G St., Eureka, CA 95501
http://www.humboldthistory.org

Humboldt County Historical Society
703 Eighth St., Box 8000, Eureka, CA 95502
(707) 445-4342
http://www.humboldthistory.org

Immigrant Genealogical Society
Box 7369, Burbank, CA 91510
http://www.immigrantgensoc.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Box 55443, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
(818) 771-5554
http://www.jgsla.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Orange County
11751 Cherry St., Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
1935 Wright St., Sacramento, CA 95825
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-sacramento

Jewish Historical Society of Southern California
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 761-8950
http://www.jewishhistoricalsociety.org

Kern County Genealogical Society
Box 2214, Bakersfield, CA 93303
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cakcgs

La Puente Valley Historical Society
Box 522, La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 336-7644

Lake County Genealogical Society
http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/lakehistornetwork.htm

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

Leisure World Genealogical Workshop
Leisure World Library, Box 2069, Club House 5, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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

Lomita Historical Society
24016 Benhill Ave., Lomita, CA 90717

Los Angeles City Historical Society
Box 41046, Los Angeles, CA 90041
(213) 891-4600

Los Banos Genealogical Society
Box 2525, Los Banos, CA 93635

Lucerne Valley Genealogy Association
http://www.lucernevalley.net/orgs/roots

Madera County Genealogical Society
Box 495, Madera, CA 93639
(559) 675-7871
http://www.cagenweb.com/madera

Maidu Genealogical Society
Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr., Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 786-0186

Marin County Genealogical Society
Box 1511, Novato, CA 94948
http://www.maringensoc.org

Martinez Historical Society
Box 14, Martinez, CA 94553
http://www.martinezhistory.org

Mendocino Coast Genealogical Society
Box 762, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Mendocino County Historical Society
603 W. Perkins St., Ukiah, CA 95482
http://www.pacificsites.com/~mchs

Merced County Genealogical Society
Box 3061, Merced, CA 95344
http://www.rootsweb.com/~camcgs

Monterey County Genealogical Society
Box 8144, Salinas, CA 93912
http://www.mocogenso.org

Monterey County Historical Society
Box 3576, Salinas, CA 93912
(831) 757-8085
http://www.mchsmuseum.com

Moraga Historical Society
1500 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga, CA
94556,(925) 377-8734
http://www.moragahistory.org

Moravian Heritage Society
17907 Kuykendahl, Suite 202, Spring, TX 77379
(281) 251-7690

Mt. Diablo Chapter, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
849 Camino Ricardo, Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 376-6374
http://www.ahsgr.org/mtdiablo_chapter.htm

Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society
Box 4654, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society
1701 Menlo Ave., Napa, CA 94558
(707) 252-2252
http://www.napavalleygenealogy.org

National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Region, Riverside
23123 Cajalco Road, Perris, CA 92570
(951) 956-2000
http://archives.gov/pacific/riverside

National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Region, San Francisco
1000 Commodore Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 238-3501
http://archives.gov/pacific/archives/san-francisco

Nevada County Genealogical Society
Box 176, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cancgs

North San Diego County Genealogical Society
Box 581, Carlsbad, CA 92018
http://www.cagenweb.com/nsdcgs

Orange County Genealogical Society
Box 1587, Orange, CA 92856
http://www.occgs.com

Pacific Palisades Historical Society
Box 1299, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272,
(310) 454-5037

Palm Springs Genealogical Society
Box 2093, Palm Springs, CA 92263

Paradise Genealogical Society
Box 460, Paradise, CA 95967
http://www.pargenso.org

Pasadena Genealogical Society
Box 94774, Pasadena, CA 91109

Pasadena Heritage
651 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-6333
http://www.pasadenaheritage.org

Pasadena Historical Society
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-1660

Patterson Genies
525 Clover Ave., Patterson, CA 95363

Peter J. Shields Library, University of California, Davis
100 NW Quad, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-6561
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/libcoll/shields.php

Pico Rivera History and Heritage Society
Box 313, Pico Rivera, CA 90666
(213) 948-2408

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

Plumas County Historical Society
Box 695, Quincy, CA 95971

Pocahontas Trails Genealogical Society
3628 Cherokee Lane, Modesto, CA 95356

Polish Genealogical Society of California
Box 713, Midway City, CA 92655
http://pgsca.org

Pomona Valley Genealogical Society
Box 286, Pomona, CA 91769
http://www.pvgs.us

Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
Box 15102, Long Beach, CA 90815
http://www.cagenweb.com/questing

Redondo Beach Historical Society
Box 978, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-0197
http://www.redondobeachhistorical.org

Redwood Genealogical Society
Box 645, Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-3791

Renegade Root Diggers
9171 Fargo Ave., Hanford, CA 93230

Roman Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles Archival Center
San Fernando Mission, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills, California 91345
(818) 365-1501
http://www.archdiocese.la/about/archival

Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego
3888 Paducah Dr., San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 490-8200
http://www.diocese-sdiego.org

Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society
Box 265, Citrus Heights, CA 95611
http://www.rootcellar.org

Roseville Genealogical Society
Box 459, Roseville, CA 95678
http://www.rgsca.org

Sacramento German Genealogy Society
http://www.sacgergensoc.org

Sacramento Valley Chapter, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
http://www.ahsgr.org/Sacramento_Valley_Chapter.htm

San Bernardino Valley Genealogical Society
Box 911, San Bernardino, CA 92402
http://www.sbpl.org/genealogy.html

San Diego Genealogical Society
7343 Ronson Rd., Suite O, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 279-7347
http://www.rootsweb.com/~casdgs

San Diego Historical Society
Box 81825, San Diego, CA 92138
http://www.sandiegohistory.org

San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society
Box 3486, Winnetka, CA 91396
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casfvgs

San Fernando Valley Historical Society
Andres Pico Adobe, Box 7039, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91346
(818) 365-7810
http://www.sfvhs.com

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

San Gorgonio Genealogical Society
1050 Brinton Ave., Banning, CA 92220

San Joaquin Genealogical Society
Box 690243, Stockton, CA 95269
http://www.rootsweb.com/~sjgs

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society
Box 4, Atascadero, CA 93423
http://kcbx.net/~slogen

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society Library
995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 785-0383
http://kcbx.net/~slogen

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society
Box 4, Atascadero, CA 93423
http://kcbx.net/~slogen

San Luis Obispo County Library
Box 8107, San Luis Obispo,CA 93403
(805) 781-5989
http://www.slolibrary.org

San Marino Historical Society
Box 80222, San Marino, CA 91118
http://www.smnet.org/comm_group/historical

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Box 5569, San Mateo, CA 94063
(650) 306-3423
http://www.smcgs.org

San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society
Box 305, Diablo, CA 94528
http://srvgensoc.org

Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
Box 1303, Goleta, CA 93116
(805) 884-9909
http://www.sbgen.org

Santa Clara County Public Libraries
14600 Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032
http://www.santaclaracountylib.org

Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
http://www.scchgs.org

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
Box 221925, Newhall, CA 91322
(661) 254-1275
http://www.scvhs.org

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
224 Church St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5790
http://www.santacruzpl.org

Santa Maria Public Library
421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-0994
http://www.ci.santa-maria.ca.us/210.html

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

Santa Monica Historical Society Museum
1539 Euclid St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 395-2290
http://www.santamonicahistory.org

Sequoia Genealogical Society
Tulare City Library Genealogical Room, 113 N. F St., Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-2342
http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/tulare

Shasta Genealogical Society
Box 493431, Redding, CA 96049
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascogs

Siskiyou County Genealogy Society
Box 225, Yreka, CA 96097

Siskiyou County Library
719 Fourth St., Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 841-4175
http://www.snowcrest.net/siskiyoulibrary

Slovak Genealogical Research Center
6862 Palmer Ct., Chino, CA 91710
http://www.slovakia.org/society-geneology.htm

Solano County Genealogical Society and Library
620 Main St., Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 446-6869
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi

Sonoma County Library, Central Branch
211 E St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 545-0831
http://www.sonoma.lib.ca.us

Sonoma Genealogical Society
Box 2273, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
http://www.scgs.org/scgs.html

South Bay Cities Genealogical Society
Box 11069, Torrance, CA 90510
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casbcgs

South Orange County Genealogical Society
Box 4513, Mission Viejo, CA 92690
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casoccgs

Southern California Chapter, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
16371 Silver Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
http://www.ehrman.net/ahsgr/casocal.html

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Dr., Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843-7247
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com

Spanishtown Historical Society
Box 62, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-7084

St. Ives Historical Society
8648 Lupine Loop Dr. #5, California City, CA 93505
http://www.saintives.com

Stanislaus County Free Library
1500 I St., Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 558-7800
http://www.stanislauslibrary.org

Sutro Branch, California State Library
480 Winston Dr., San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 731-4477
http://www.library.ca.gov

Tehama County Genealogical and Historical Society
Box 415, Red Bluff, CA 96080
http://www.tcghsoc.org

Temple City Historical Society
Box 1379, Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 279-1784

Topanga Historical Society
Box 1214, Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1969
http://www.topangaonline.com/ths

Tracy Area Genealogical Society
1141 Adam St., Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 832-1106
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~catags

Triadoption Library
Box 5218, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

TRW Genealogical Society
One Space Park S-1420, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Tulare County Public Library
113 N. F St., Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-2341
http://www.tularepubliclibrary.org

Tuolumne County Genealogical Society
158 W. Bradford Ave., Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-1317
http://www.tcgsonline.org

Vandenberg Genealogical Society
Box 814, Lompoc, CA 93438
(805) 736-9637

Ventura County Genealogical Society
Box 24608, Ventura, CA 93002
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cavcgs

Ventura County Genealogical Society Library
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5222
http://www.vencolibrary.org

West Covina Historical Society
Box 4597, West Covina, CA 91793

Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Box 4367, Whittier, CA 90607
http://www.cagenweb.com/kr/wags

Whittier Historical Society and Museum
6755 Newlin Ave., Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 945-3871
http://www.whittiermuseum.org

Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
15415 E. Don Julian Rd., City of Industry, CA 91745
(626) 968-8492
http://www.homesteadmuseum.org

Yolo County Archives
226 Buckeye St., Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 666-8010

Yolo County Historical Society
Box 1447, Woodland, CA 95776
(530) 662-2212
http://www.yolo.net/ychs

Yucaipa Valley Genealogical Society
Box 32, Yucaipa, CA 92399
http://www.yvgs.org


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