The following libraries in the Southern California area have
visiting any of these sites, please call to verify their hours and location
since these can change due to funding and staffing.Also check their web sites. Please note
that this not an all inclusive list of all facilities having genealogical
material, but are the larger ones.These facilities include:
Talbert Avenue (at Golden
West Street), Huntington
Beach, CA92648, (714)
842-4481.The Lower Level has a
genealogical collection which includes more than 16,000 books and
periodicals. The Genealogy Collection is completely developed and maintained
by the OrangeCountyCalifornia
Genealogical Society (OCCGS).
Fifth Street, Los
Angeles, CA90071, (213)
228-7000.This library has the largest
genealogical holding in Southern California with
over 40,000 genealogical books, including 10,000 genealogies.There is a large collection of county/state
histories, family histories, and heraldry.
South Garey Street, Pomona, CA91769, (909)
620-2043.There are 5,700 genealogical
books, 300 microfilms, and 2,200 microfiches.The Special Collection Department has extensive census indexes, Filby’s Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Civil War
History, Social Security Death Index, and marriage records.
Santa Fe Springs Public Library: (no web
Telegraph Rd., Santa
Fe Springs, CA90670-3600,
(562)868-7738. The Whittier Area
Genealogical society (WAGS) maintains its library collection in the Santa
At present there are over 3,000 books, 3,000 microfiche, 177 periodical
titles, and numerous newsletters and pamphlets from around the world.
Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA92677-6719, (714)
643-4241.Open Monday-Friday .The collection includes all U. S.
censuses from 1790 to 1930 and the Soundex for
1880, 1900 to 1920 and military records, particularly the Revolutionary War..
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Genealogical Library), 10741
Santa Monica Boulevard, Los
Angeles, CA90025, (310)
474-2202.Open to the public.There are 40,000 books, 125,000 microfilms,
and 100,000 microfiche.The holdings
include federal census 1790-1920, immigration records, family history
catalogs, card catalogs listing Salt Lake City holdings available for loan,
the IGI (International Genealogical Index), and Social Security Death
can also be accomplished at your nearest Family History Library.You should check the telephone directory
under “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” for the nearest location,
available records, and hours of operation. FamilySearch.org also lists more
details on individual Family History Libraries.
OrangeFamilyHistoryCenter:(no web site)
Yorba Street, Orange, CA92863, (714)
997-7710).This FamilyHistoryCenter also maintains
a large genealogical collection
Dahlia Avenue, Coronadel Mar,
CA92625, (949) 673-1880.Records (histories) are devoted to the
Pacific Southwest Regions, including California, Northern
Mexico, Baja, and parts of Nevada, and
the Los Angeles Times
from 1881 (on microfilm).
South Central Avenue, Glendale, CA91204, (818)
240-1775.The collection contains
35,000 genealogical books.These
include the DAR lineage books, family histories, and town, country, and
states histories, especially in Virginia and New
Irving Drive, Burbank, CA91504, (818)
843-7247.This is a major collection
and is strong in regional periodicals.This is a 30,000 volume library of books, periodicals, and electronic
data. Among the special collection is the Turner
Collection, Brossman Collection, and Jones and GandrudAlabama records.
Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, California, (818)
848-3122.German resources make up 50%
of the collection, which includes 125 volumes of German genealogies.Postal address: P.O.
Box 7369, Burbank, CA91510-7369.
following is a brief list of colleges in Los
contain interfiled genealogical material.