Holdings and other Notes:
The Los Angeles
County Library has collected materials documenting the development
of California and Los Angeles County throughout the library’s
hundred years of service to the public. These materials were
scattered throughout the system until 1988, when the Californiana
Collection room was opened in the Rosemead Library.
contains over 17,000 books and more than 200 magazine and newspaper
titles on paper and microfilm. Included are volumes from
genealogical publishers, including “Southern California Vital
Records of Los Angeles County 1850-1859” by Ted Gostin, and “Los
Angeles County Marriages 1851-1877.” The collection includes
several of the local history/biography volumes prevalent during the
latter 1900’s and early 20th century.
collection in microfilm and/or paper is a major strength of the
collection. There are a few telephone books and city directories,
although these are not focus areas for the collection.
extracted from The Searcher, May/June 2003, Volume 40, No. 3,
published by the Southern California Genealogical Society).