LOCAL GENEALOGICAL LIBRARIES & RESOURCES
Before scheduling a trip, be sure to check with the library to verify the days and times open.
CAL STATE FULLERTON
Paulina June & George Pollak Library
800 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834-4150
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY
Georgina Cole Library (North)
1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
The Genealogy Local History Collection is one of the largest in Southern California and has a strong emphasis in 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries United States. The collection includes printed books and journals, microfilm, mocrofiche, and CD's. It has 43,000 volumes, including 6,000 family genealogies and 350 census indexes. The North San Diego County Genealogical Society supports the Genealogy and Local History Collection. HUNTINGTON BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1296
The Libraries extensive collection of 16,000+ genealogical books and periodicals is developed and maintained by the OCCGS. (Orange County California Genealogical Society.) The collection also includes 300 family histories, immigration book sets, atlases, surname card files, NEHGS Register 1847-1977 on microfilm, and over 250 periodicals. This is a good place to start if you like books. IMMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
West Magnolia Boulevard
LOS ANGELES FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
10741 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tom Bradley Wing, LL4
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Largest public library collection in southern California. It numbers more than 40,000 volumes, including more than 10,000 genealogies. Due to the age of this collection, they have many old books now out-of-print. The map collection is one of the largest in American public libraries, with 80,000 maps, 2,000 atlases, 1000 gazetteers and over 1000 books supporting the study of maps and mapping
NATIONAL ARCHIVES & RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
24000 Avila Road, 1st Floor - East Entrance
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497
Covers Arizona and the southern portions of California & Nevada. Holdings include 1790-1920 Census records, passenger lists, military records and regional information.
East Entrance, First Floor, of the Chet Hollifield Building, the "Ziggaraut") has Federal Censuses, Indian records, War Service records for the Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, indexes to Immigration Passenger Lists and other public records.
ORANGE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
674 S. Yorba Street
Orange, CA 92613
Has Personal Ancestry File, Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Social Security Death Index, Family Registry, and other aids. PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY
285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 A 240,000 book library with 1,500 genealogical books, 100,000 films, 750 fiche, a family history collection and a West Virginia history collection. POMONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Genealogy/Local history, Lower level
625 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766-3322
SANTA FE SPRINGS CITY LIBRARY
11700 E. Telegraph Road,
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-3600