San Francisco County
This Site is part of the California GenWeb

San Francisco County is available for Adoption.
If you or someone you know has a local connection to San Francisco along with web design skills [or a willingness to learn], please consider joining the CAGW as a County Coordinator.
Please contact
Martha, 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.

Indices and Images

1850 Directory

1918 Directory
Death Index AOUW 1882-1892
Death Index Irish Burials
Lone Mtn/Laurel Hill Cemetery
Old Folks Home
Photographs (Page 1)
Photographs (Page 2)
Photographs (Page 3)
Surname Registry
UC Med School 1864-1921


City Directories
Queries (Rootsweb)
Vital Records

Other Useful Links


Biographies (Archives)
Church (Archives)
Land (Archives)
Military (Archives)
Obituaries (Archives)
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.

Alameda County
Contra Costa County
Marin 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.

"The Fine Print"

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Copyright © 2014: by The California GenWeb: All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein are not to be copied or downloaded for purposes of duplication, distribution, or publishing without the express written permission of the CAGW. This Web page is sponsored on behalf of the California portion of USGenWeb Project. Although believed to be correct as presented, if you note any corrections, changes, additions, or find that any links on this page are not functioning properly please contact the County Coordinator for prompt attention to the matter. The CAGW is maintained by financial supporters of the Project.

This page Updated: 21 September 2014