The California Biography Project

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This is a new site for which Biographies from the old County Histories and other resources will be made available.
Because there is a wide range of years for these lovely old books,
the Histories will be set up chronologically, not grouped by County.
The Indexes will be linked to the title. Histories published from 1855 > 1899 can be found here.
Most if not all of the books are available to read or download online from the Internet Archives or Google Books.
If you cannot find it, send along a note and I will send you the link to the book.






A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California:
including biographies of many of those who have passed away.
Standard Genealogical Publishing Company,
Chicago, Ill. 1901
History of Yolo County, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present
By Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA - 1913

History of the Bench and Bar of California

Edited by: Oscar T Shuck

Los Angeles, Cal.

The Commercial Printing House,

1901
A History of California And An Extended History of
Los Angeles & Environs

James Miller Guinn [In Three Volumes] 
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, Cal. : 1915
[Bio's in Vol 2 and 3]
Historical and Biographical Record of Los Angeles and Vicinity 
Also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present
by J M Guinn, A M
Chapman Publishing Company: Chicago, 1901
The History of Contra Costa County California
Edited by F J Hulaniski In One Volume
Published by The Elms Publishing Co., Inc
Berkeley, California
1917
Historical and Biographical Record of Southern California:
...from its earliest settlement to the opening year of the twentieth century.
By James Miller Guinn
The Chapman Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1902
History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties California
by C M Gidney - Santa Barbara
Benjamin Brooks - San Luis Obispo
Edwin M Sheridan - Ventura
Illustrated : Volumes I & II
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL. : 1917
History of the State of California & Biographical Record
of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties
.
 By Prof. J. M. Guinn, A.M.
The Chapman Publishing Company
Chicago, 1903
The History of Imperial County, California 
Berkeley, Calif
Elms and Franks
1918
Men of Achievement in the Great Southwest :
 … with Biographies, Heretofore Unpublished Facts,
Published By The Los Angeles Times,
1904
Los Angeles: From the Mountains to The Sea
John Steven McGroarty Vols II & III
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York: 1921
History Of The State Of California And Biographical Record
Of The San Joaquin Valley, California,
 

Prof. J M Guinn, A M,
 
The Chapman Publishing Co.,  Chicago 
Copyright, 1905
History of Santa Clara County, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present
By Eugene Taylor Sawyer
Historic Record Co., Los Angeles, CA - 1922
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sacramento Valley, California
by Prof. J M Guinn, A M
also Containing Biographies of Well-Known Citizens of the Past and Present
The Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, 1906
History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
By John Brown, Jr and James Boyd
Selected Biography of Actors and Witnesses of the Period of Growth and Achievement, Vols I, II, III
The Western Historical Association
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL. 1922
History Of The State of California And Biographical Record Of The Sierras
By Prof J M Guinn, A M
The Chapman Publishing Co,.
Chicago, 1906
History of San Joaquin County, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present
By George H. Tinkham
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA 1923
A History of California and an Extended History of Its Southern Coast Counties
by J M Guinn, A M: Vols I & II
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, Cal: 1907
[Includes Counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Ventura, Orange and Riverside]
History of Sacramento County, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present: Illustrated
By G. Walter Reed
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA 1923
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of Oakland and environs:
also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present
By James Miller Guinn : Vols I & II
Historic Record Company : 1908
History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California
Rolin G. Watkins : Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1925
Ingersoll's Century History 'Santa Monica Bay Cities' 1542 > 1908
Luther A Ingersoll, Los Angeles, 1908
History of Ventura County
By Solomon Neil Sheridan - Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. - 1926
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of San Joaquin County
By James Miller Guinn & George H. Tinkham : Vol II
Historic Record Co., Los Angeles, Cal., 1909
History of Contra Costa County, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present.
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA 1926
History and Biographical Record of Monterey and San Benito Counties, Cal….and History of the state of California:
containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present.
By James Miller Guinn : Vol II
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, Cal - 1910
History Of Solano and Napa Counties California
From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time
Volume II
Chicago : The S J Clarke Publishing Co. 
1926
History of Sonoma County California 
...with Biographical Sketches Of The leading men and women of the County, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present time
History by Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company Los Angeles, California : 1911
History of Santa Barbara County California
From It's Earliest Settlement To The Present Time
by Michael James Phillips
Volumes I & II : Illustrated
Chicago - San Francisco - Los Angeles
The S J Clarke Publishing Co. 1927
History of Riverside County California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
History By Elmer Wallace Holmes And Other Well Known Writers Illustrated & Complete in One Volume
Historic Record Company : Los Angeles, California 1912
History of  Alameda County California
Volume II
Chicago, ILL
The S J Clarke Publishing Company
1928
History of Solano and Napa Counties, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the counties who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present time
By Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA - 1912
History of  San Jose California
Narrative and Biographical
By William F James and George H McMurry
Paul Grodon Teal, Biographical Editor
A H Cawston, Publisher
San Jose ,Calif, 1933
Smith Printing Company, San Jose
History of Tulare and Kings Counties, California

with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the counties who have been identified with their growth and development from the early days to the present

Eugene L. Menefee and Fred A. Dodge

  Los Angeles, Calif., Historic Record Company, 1913
Histories published from 1855 > 1899
can be found here




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