San Francisco County
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California State Coordinator for more details.
I wish to thank Joyce Pilgrim for her many
years of dedication to the California GenWeb Project.
Her enthusiasm and expertise has made a
difference for researchers world wide.
A Bit of History
San Francisco County was formed in
1850. During the 1850s San Franciscans experienced a time of
building and coming to grips with the population explosion. The
1860s brought continued population growth with the Pony Express
and railroad connecting San Francisco to the East Coast. The
1870s were a time of city expansion with the Golden Gate park
being created and the first cable car system started. By the
late 1870s San Francisco began to suffer difficult and bitter
economic times. The Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s resulted
in additional growth of the Presidio. The 1890s brought a
depression although San Francisco continued some growth and
building. In the early 1900's, the country had rebounded from
the depression of the 1890's, so a renewed sense of optimism was
the mood of the day although in 1906 a major earthquake caused
much death and destruction in the City. There was extensive
record loss caused by the 1906 earthquake. Today, the records
prior to 1906 are sparce to non-existent.
Using the Site
Use the navigation links on the left
to explore this site. Should you wish to explore a neighboring
county, use the links below.
Contra Costa County
San Mateo County
Until a new County Coordinator for
San Francisco volunteers, some links on other pages might not
work. However, the main ones on this page are viable, so please
return here to access them.
Thank you for your patience.
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This page Updated: 21 September 2014