|California Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- California City Directories ($)
- San Francisco, California Directories, 1889-91 ($)
- California City Directories at DistantCousin.com
- California City Directories
History[edit | edit source]
Directories of heads of households were published for major cities of California.
Resources for Directories[edit | edit source]
Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]
- The Los Angeles Public Library has the following with a few small gaps in the years available. The 1872 directory is a combination city-county one.
|1872-1942||Los Angeles Public Library microfilm|
|1873-1942||Los Angeles Public Library books|
Los Angeles Public Library digital images www.lapl.org/resources/en/
Directories Online[edit | edit source]
- Fold3.com ($) has Los Angeles Directories 1873, 1875, 1878-1924 (5 yrs. missing) and San Francisco Directories 1861-1923 (4 yrs. missing) available online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
- Ancestry.com ($) has California directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of California including:
|1873-1935||Family History Library films 1376980|
|1910, 1942, etc.||Family History Library book 979.493 E4LL|
|1850-1861||Family History Library fiche 6044468-83|
|1861/62-1934||Family History Library films 1377422|
|1910, 1936, etc.||Family History Library films 1321020,|
|1935, 1945-46, 1961,1962||Family History Library films 1321020|
To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- CALIFORNIA, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
- CALIFORNIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Los Angeles Public Library
- Distant Cousin
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.