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Updated April 19, 2014

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I have read the book, "The Mount Veeder Resort - A History of Napa County Settlers" by Cecelia Setty. It's a fascinating look at the early settlers in the Napa area. I recommend the book.

 


 

Biographies (Updated Weekly)

|Amador County|     |Butte County|     |Calaveras County|     |Colusa County|     |El Dorado County|     |Glenn County|     |Humboldt County|     |Imperial County|     |Kern County|     |Nevada County|     |Orange County|     |Placer County|     |Plumas County|     |Riverside County|     |San Bernardino County|     |San Diego County|     |San Mateo County|     |Shasta County|     |Sierra County|     |Siskiyou County|     |Stanislaus County|     |Sutter County|     |Tehama County|     |Tuolumne County|     |Ventura County|     |Yolo County|     |Yuba County|

|PETER LASSEN|     |FREDERICK ADAMS, Santa Cruz Co.|     |DR. THEODORE LEON ALTHAUSEN, Marin Co.|     |KENNETH K. BECHTEL, Marin Co.|     |ABRAHAM JAY BUCKLES, Solano Co.|     |JESSE D. CARR, Monterey Co.|     |HON. E. P. COLGAN, Sonoma Co.|     |TIMOTHY E. COLVIN, Contra Costa Co.|     |HIRAM COREY, Monterey Co.|     |GEORGE W. COULTER, Mariposa Co.|     |LELAND MORRIS CRAWFORD, Santa Barbara Co.|     |TIMOTHY J. CROWLEY, Marin Co.|     |FRANK H. FARRAR, Merced Co.|     |THOMAS FLINT, MD., San Benito Co.|     |JAMES H. FREEMAN, Contra Costa Co.|     |ALEXANDER FRANCIS HARMER, Santa Barbara Co.|     |PERCY C. HECKENDORF, Santa Barbara Co.|     |HON. WILLIAM J. HILL, Monterey Co.|     |JOHN R. HOOKER, Sonoma Co.|     |EDWIN E. HUDDLESON, Santa Clara Co.|     |DOCTOR RUSSEL VAN ARSDALE LEE, Santa Clara Co.|     |DAVID SHEPARD LICKER, Santa Barbara Co.|     |ROBERT WILKIN McINTYRE, Santa Barbara Co.|     |DUNCAN McPHERSON, Santa Cruz Co.|     |JOHN F. McSWAIN, Merced Co.|     |WARREN WALTER MACKALL, Santa Clara Co.|     |FRANK EDWARD MARSH, Marin Co.|     |LINCOLN ELLSWORTH MOSES, Santa Barbara Co.|     |MARTIN POLIN, San Luis Obispo Co.|     |DR. OSCAR MARTIN POLIN, San Luis Obispo Co.|     |FRANCIS PRICE, Santa Barbara Co.|     |JAMES BICKLE RICKARD, Santa Barbara Co.|     |HON. ELERT A. RIZOR, Santa Barbara Co.|     |C. RAY ROBINSON, Merced Co.|     |JAMES RUSSELL ROSE, Sonoma Co.|     |CLAUDE L. ROWE, Fresno Co.|     |GLENN THEODORE SEABORG, Contra Costa Co.|     |FRANCIS E. SPENCER, Santa Clara Co.|     |WILLIAM VANDERHURST, Monterey Co.|     |RICHARD HENRY WARFIELD, Sonoma Co.|     |THE RIGHT REV. JOHN HENRY WINGFIELD, Solano Co.|     |GEN. ALBERT MAVER WINN, Sonoma Co.|    

Link: Who's Who In California - 1929 by Detwiler  (Internet Archive)
Index to California Pioneers in the Works of Hubert Bancroft  (SFgenealogy.com)


Births - Deaths

New Link: California Birth Index 1905-1995 (Donated by SFgenealogy.com)
New Link: California Death Index 1940-1997 (Donated by SFgenealogy.com)
Link: Pre-1905 Death Index (by the Phoenix Project)
Link: California Death Index 1940-1997 (Rootsweb.com)


Cemeteries

Link: Nevada County Historic Cemeteries
Link: Butte County Cemeteries  Paradise Cemetery Publication 1852-2010


Churches

California State Sunday School Convention - Held In San Jose 1871
St. John's Catholic Church Business Directory, King City, Monterey Co. - 1915
Directory of New Monterey Baptist Church, Monterey - 1920's
Cry of the West - The Mighty Struggle for Religious Freedom in California  (Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor - Thanks!)
Community Methodist Church History, Ione, Amador Co., California 1852-1945 (Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor - Thanks!)


Directories

1856 Miner's & Business Men's Directory - Tuolumne, Calaveras & San Joaquin Counties   (Text)
1880-81 McKenney's Pacific Coast Directory - All California Counties (Business Directory - Images)
1888 Farley's List of California's Attorneys
1896-97 Milliken's City Directory of Pomona, Los Angeles Co. (Images - Business & Residential Directory)
1898 California Telephone Directory (Images)
Link: 1875 Handbook and Directory of Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Mateo Counties (Googles Books)
Link: 1876 Bishop's Directory of the City of San Jose  (Googles Books)
Link: 1900-01 F. M. Husted's San Jose City & Santa Clara County Directory (Googles Books)
Link: 1902-03 F. M. Husted's San Jose City & Santa Clara County Directory (Googles Books)
Link: 1907-08 Polk's San Jose City & Santa Clara County Directory (Googles Books)
Link: 1909-10 Polk-Husted San Jose City & Santa Clara County Directory (Googles Books)
Link: 1911-12 Polk's-Husted's San Jose City & Santa Clara County Directory (Googles Books)
Link: 1907 San Diego City & County Directory (Googles Books)
1908-09 California's Attorneys & Banker's Directory (by Jeanne Taylor - Thanks!)
1914 Richmond City Directory (Contra Costa County)    (Images at Internet Archive)
Link: 1915 Modesto, Turlock & Stanislaus County Directory (Google Books)
1916 Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, & Palo Alto Telephone Directory
Link: 1921 Santa Cruz County Directory (Googles Books)
1931 Counties: Sacramento, Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Sutter, Yolo
         & Yuba Telephone Directory*
  (Images)  
1938 Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Tuolumne Counties Telephone Directory (Images)
1939 Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Tuolumne Counties Telephone Directory (Images)
 1940 Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara & Sonoma Telephone
           Directory*
  (Images)
 1941 Counties: Sacramento, Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Yolo,
           & Yuba and part of Sierra and Solano Telephone Directory*
  (Images)
1942 Counties: Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Tuolumne Co's Telephone Directory. (Images)
 1944 Counties: Sacramento, Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Yolo,
              & Yuba and part of Sierra and Solano Telephone Directory*
    (Images)
1945 Counties: Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Tuolumne Co's Telephone Directory. (Images)
 1946 Counties: Sacramento, Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Yolo,
              & Yuba and part of Sierra and Solano Telephone Directory*
    (Images)
1947-48 Glenn County Directory (Images)
1951 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park & Stanford University Telephone Directory    (Images)
San Mateo County Directories


Educational Institutions

University of California Directory of Graduates 1864 - 1905 (Published by UC Berkeley 1905)
CR High Seventh Intermediate School, Palo Alto, Cal. 1924  ("Robert Winborn 7a" written on back.)
Roosevelt School Graduation Exercises, Modesto, CA 1934  (Transcribed by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
Alderpoint Grammar School Program 1937, Alderpoint, Humboldt County (Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor from Arthur D. Wilkinson's Collection-Thanks!)
Vaca Valley Union Grammar School Graduation Program 1938, Suisun, Solano County 

Directory of Modesto City Schools 1937-1938, Modesto, CA  (Transcribed by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
Lindsay High School Yearbook 1947, Lindsay, Tulare County (Donated by Phyllis Woodward Schottky - Thanks!)
Mariposa County High School Yearbook 1940, Mariposa, Mariposa County (Donated by Andrew Schottky - Thanks!)
Mariposa County High School Yearbook 1941, Mariposa, Mariposa County (Donated by Andrew Schottky - Thanks!)
Mariposa County High School Yearbook 1942, Mariposa, Mariposa County (Donated by Andrew Schottky - Thanks!)
Mariposa County High School Yearbook 1943, Mariposa, Mariposa County (Donated by Andrew Schottky - Thanks!)
Mariposa County High School Yearbook 1945, Mariposa, Mariposa County (Donated by Andrew Schottky - Thanks!)
St. Helena Union High School Yearbook 1924, St. Helena, Napa County (Donated by Suzanne Hoyt - Thanks!)
St. Helena Union High School Yearbook 1925, St. Helena, Napa County (Donated by Suzanne Hoyt - Thanks!)
St. Helena Union High School Yearbook 1926, St. Helena, Napa County (Donated by Suzanne Hoyt - Thanks!)
St. Helena Union High School Yearbook 1927, St. Helena, Napa County (Donated by Suzanne Hoyt - Thanks!)
Shasta Union High School Commencement Program 1942, Redding, Shasta County (Donated by EdrieAnne Broughton - Thanks!)
Directory of California Superintendents of Schools 1946 (All Counties)
Directory of Supervisors & Directors Of Instruction In California Elementary Schools 1947 (All Counties by Betty Vickroy - Thanks!)


Gold Rush!

Argonauts Of California - Pioneer Assns. & 1849 Passenger Lists   (by C. W. Haskins 1890)
LINK: Fassett Gold-Rush Letters Collection (Transcribed by Roger P. Kohin - Thanks!)


Government

Nevada County Deed - 1868  (Names Listed: Roberts, Sims, McGuire & Willitt)
Link: 1866-1910 California Great Registers (FamilySearch.org)
Link: 1872 Great Register of Voters (Jim Faulkinbury, CG. Research Services)
Central Pacific Railroad Accident Report for 1877
Central Pacific Railroad Accident Report for 1878
Notaries Public (1886-1909 Elected Office--all counties)  
California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861-67 (California Genealogy & History Archives - Thanks!)
California State Asylum, Stockton, Napa, Agnews, Mendocino & Oakland 1891 - Employes (California Blue Book)
California Blue Book or State Roster - Biographical Sketches 1903 (Transcribed by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
Abstract Title & Certificate of Search of Deed in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA 1914 (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)
A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954 by Walter N. Frickstad (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)
Calaveras County Voting Register Index 1938 (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)


Hotel Guests

Hotel El Paso De Robles, San Luis Obispo Co. 1899
Hotel Rafael, San Rafael, Cal. 1899


Military

Link: California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861-67 (Internet Archives - Ebook)
California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861-67 
(California Genealogy & History Archives - Thanks!)
California National Guard Report 1891-92 (PDF file - Militia, Officers & Retirement lists)
Pictorial Record & Roster US Army Balloon School, Arcadia, Ca, 1919.  (Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor from Arthur D. Wilkinson's Collection-Thanks!)
The Roll Call - ROTC Roster, Ft. Worden, WA. 1932 (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)
Spanish American War Veterans Posts, California 1940 (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)
Spanish American War Veterans Vallejo, California 1942 (Photo & Roster)
LINK: Spanish American War Veterans Buried in California


Newspapers

Pardons & Commutations - 1871 (Donated by Betty Loose - Thanks!)
National Guard of California - 1871 (Donated by Betty Loose - Thanks!)
Marriage Records On The Pacific Coast-1872  (From the Overland Monthly - Including States: NV., OR., MT. & WA.)
Death Records On The Pacific Coast-1872  (From the Overland Monthly - Including States: NV., OR., MT. & WA.)


Organizations

LINK: NDGW - INDEX TO THE ROSTER OF CALIFORNIA PIONEERS
I.O.O.F., Independence Lodge No. 158, Calaveras County - 1882
Knights of Pythias Madera Lodge - 1898
Alameda Social Register - 1899  (by Elaine Sturdevant - Thanks!)
Berkeley Social Register - 1899  (by Elaine Sturdevant - Thanks!)
Los Angeles Social Register - 1899  (by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
Oakland Social Register - 1899  (by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
San Jose Social Register - 1899  (by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
Santa Cruz Social Register - 1899  (by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
Yeoman Shield US Death Claims - 1919  (Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor - Thanks!)
Who's Who Among The Women of California - 1922  (Images - 60,000 names)
Who's Who Among The Women of California - 1922  (Text - 60,000 names)
1921-22 The New Society Blue Book      (Donated by SFgenealogy.com) (Transcribed by Betty Vickroy - Thanks!)
Native Sons of the Golden West - Deaths  (1885-1940 Some years missing.)
State Agricultural Society  (Organizers of the State Fair)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - Los Altos Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - Stanford - Palo Alto Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - Ross Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - San Jose Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - Mill Valley Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - Sausalito & San Anselmo Registers  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - Belvedere Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Francisco Blue Book - San Rafael Register  (by Sally & Polly Ann Kaleta - Thanks!)
1925 San Diego Oratorio Society & Cadman Club Program  (Transcribed by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
1928 Directory of the California Medical Association  (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)
1934-35 Roster - American Legion California Posts  (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)
1953 Califorina State Society Colonial Dames of the 17th Century Lineage Book Vol. 1 - San Diego  (by Sally Kaleta - Thanks!)
San Mateo County Social Registers


Books

Pen Portraits  (Autobiographics of State Lawmakers & Professional Men - 1878)
One Hundred Years At Silver Lake, Amador County 1848-1948 (Swenson Family & Vern Dander - Thanks!)
A Tramp Through The Bret Harte Country
Plumas-Sierra History  (Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor - Thanks!)
Stories of Stanislaus by Sol Elias  (Transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor - Thanks!)



Photo Album & Maps

Brian Voorheis' Photo Collection (Donated by Brian Voorheis - Thanks!)
Map of San Francisco Bay Area 1895  (Santa Clara Co Resources San Jose Mercury 1895)
Prominent Citizens of Santa Clara County  (Santa Clara Co Resources San Jose Mercury 1895)
Map of California 1899  (California Blue Book 1899)
Oakdale UB Sunday School Photo  (Guessing Early 1900's)
The Jannsen Family - Erik Peterson's Uncle and Family in Finland  (2 sons & 3 daughters & husbands)
Tulare County Partial Landowners Map ca.1920's  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3
Postcards: Santa Barbara 1925 Earthquake & Scenic Views of Catalina Island  
(Donated by John Manolis - Thank You!)
California Map 1936  Part 1  Part 2
Territorial Development of the United States Map


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