Recommended Research Resources

 

San Francisco

San Francisco History Center – SF Public Library

            Civic Center, San Francisco, CA   94102

            415.557.4567   https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0200002501  

Museum of Performance and Design

            893B Folsom St   San Francisco, CA   94107

            415.741.3531   https://www.mpdsf.org

San Francisco Architectural Heritage

            2007 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA  94109

            415.441.3000    https://www.sfheritage.org/     

 

California and the West

California Reading Room – California State Library

            P.O. Box 942837, Sacramento, CA  94237-0001

            916.654.0261   https://www.library.ca.gov/calhist/index.html

California Historical Society

            678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  94015

            415.357.1848, x 20    https://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ 

The Bancroft Library

            University of California, Berkeley, CA  94720-6000

            510.642.6481   www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC

National Archives – Pacific Sierra Region

            1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA   94066

            650.876.9009     https://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/ 

California State Archives

            1020 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA  95814

            916.653.7715  https://www.ss.ca.gov/archives/archives.htm

 

Genealogy and Biography

California Genealogical Society

            2201 Broadway., Suite LL2, Oakland, CA  94612

            510.663.1358  www.californiaancestors.org 

Sutro Library – Branch of the California State Library

            1630 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94132

            415.469.6100 https://www.library.ca.gov/collections/ 

San Francisco Genealogy Website –

             https://www.sfgenealogy.com

 

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

California Department of Public HealthOffice of Vital Records 

             MS 5103 / P.O. Box 997410
             Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

              https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CHS/Pages/default.aspx

 

Architecture

Archives, College of Environmental Design

              230 Wurster Hall, #1820, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA  94720-1820

              https://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/

 

Maritime

Porter Shaw Library, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

            Fort Mason, Bldg. E., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA   94123

            https://www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/library-collections.htm