San Francisco Genealogy
Offline Resources

This compilation includes resources (books, microfiche, microfilm, etc.) that are available off the internet. Some of these may have been transcribed and can be found on Online Genealogy Databases

Many of the resources are also listed elsewhere on this website under locations that have a copy. The locations are also indicated here by Location Code. Please note that all locations aren't listed or may have been inadvertently omitted.

Please note that this compilation will always be incomplete. Although we have tried to include the more genealogically-related material, there is an abundance of materials and resources available (e.g., thousands of books on San Francisco history). 

If you see a resource you believe should be listed here, please don't hestitate to contact us.

INDEX
Actor/Actress
Biography
Birth Certificates
Block Books
Blue Book
Business Directory
Business
California-Spanish
Cemetery
Census, United States
Census, California
Chinese
Church
City & County
City Directory
Clubs and Societies
Coroner
Court
Crematorium
Death Certificates
Directory
Divorce
Election Returns
Funeral Home
Great Register
History Index
Hospital
Hotel
Indian
Jail
Jewish
Labor Union
Land
Magazine
Map
Maritime
Marriage Certificates
Medical Examiner
Military, State
Military, United States
Miscellaneous
Mortuary
Musician
Native American
Naturalization
Newspaper
Newspaper Clipping
Newspaper Index
Orphan
Performing Arts
Photographs
Pioneer
Prison & Jail
Probate
Property
Research Guide
Reverse Directory
Sanborn Fire Ins. Map
School
School Yearbook
Ship Passenger
Shipping
Society Directory
Telephone Directory
Theater
Transportation
Undertaker
Union
Vessel Arrival/Departures
Vitals and Vitals Indexes
Voter Registration
Wagon Passenger
Will
LOCATION CODE
BANC: Bancroft Library
CDHS : California Department of Health Services
CHA : Colma Historical Association
CHS: California Historical Society
CGS : California Genealogical Society
CSA : California State Archives
CSL: California State Library (Sacramento)
CSRM : California State Railroad Museum
CSOS: California Secretary of State
DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution
FHL: Family History Library
FHLm: Family History Library, microfilm
JPSML : J. Porter Shaw Maritime Library
LARC : Labor Archives & Research Center, San Francisco State University
MIL : Mechanics' Institute Library
NDGW : Native Daughters of the Golden West
OPLmn : Oakland Public Library, Magazines and News
OPLhr : Oakland Public Library, History Center
PVGS: Pomona Valley Genealogical Society
RES : Researchity
SCP : Society of California Pioneers
SCPLgc : Santa Clara Public Library, Genealogy Center
SFAR : San Francisco Assessor-Recorder
SFDPH: San Francisco Department of Public Health
SFG: sfgenealogy
SFLL : San Francisco Law Library
SFPALM: San Francisco Performing Arts Library
SFPL : San Francisco Public Library
SFPLhc : San Francisco Public Library, Main, History Center
SFPLmn : San Francisco Public Library, Main, Magazine & News
SFDPH: San Francisco Department of Public Health
SFME: San Francisco Medical Examiner
SFSC : San Francisco Superior Court
SUTRO: Sutro California State Library
UCSFKL : University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Kalmanovitz Library
USNA : United States National Archives


VITALS and VITALS INDEXES (see also CHURCH, HISTORY INDEX, NEWSPAPER INDEX)

ACTOR/ACTRESS (see PERFORMING ARTS)

BIOGRAPHY

BIRTH CERTIFICATES (see VITALS)

BLOCK BOOKS (see also LAND)

BLUE BOOK (see SOCIETY DIRECTORY)

BUSINESS DIRECTORY (see DIRECTORY)

BUSINESS

CALIFORNIA-SPANISH CEMETERY CENSUS, UNITED STATES/FEDERAL CENSUS, CALIFORNIA CHINESE CHURCH CITY & COUNTY CITY DIRECTORY (see DIRECTORY)

CLUBS and SOCIETIES

CORONER (see MEDICAL EXAMINER)

COURT

CREMATORIUM (see MORTUARY)

DEATH CERTIFICATES (see VITALS)

DEATH NOTICE (see NEWSPAPER)

DIRECTORY

DIVORCE (see also HISTORY INDEX, NEWSPAPER) ELECTION RETURNS FUNERAL HOME (see MORTUARY)

GREAT REGISTER (see VOTER REGISTRATION, see also NATURALIZATION)

HISTORY INDEX (see also NEWSPAPER INDEX)

HOSPITAL HOTEL (see NEWSPAPER)

INDIAN (see NATIVE AMERICAN)

JAIL (see PRISON & JAIL)

JEWISH

LABOR UNION LAND (see also Block Books and Sanborn Fire Insurance Map) MAGAZINE MAP (see also Sanborn Fire Insurance Map)

MARITIME (see also TRANSPORTATION)

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES (see VITALS)

MEDICAL EXAMINER

MILITARY, STATE MILITARY, UNITED STATES/FEDERAL MISCELLANEOUS MORTUARY MUSICIAN (see PERFORMING ARTS)

NATIVE AMERICAN

  • Indian Census rolls 1884-1940 | USNA
  • Reports of Inspections of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900 (rolls 3, 19, 43, 44, and 53) | USNA
  • Census Rolls of the Indians of California Authorized under the Act of May 18, 1928 (includes only those Native Americans who could trace their ancestry to Native Americans living in California in 1852) | USNA
  • California Indian Enrollment Applications, 1928-1933 | USNA
  • NATURALIZATION (see also GREAT REGISTER) NEWSPAPER (original paper) (see also HISTORY INDEX, NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, NEWSPAPER INDEX, PHOTOGRAPHS, VITALS) NEWSPAPER CLIPPING (see also NEWSPAPER) NEWSPAPER INDEX (see also HISTORY INDEX, NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, NEWSPAPER INDEX, VITALS) OBITUARY (see NEWSPAPER)

    ORPHAN

    PERFORMING ARTS PHOTOGRAPHS PIONEER PRISON & JAIL PROBATE (see also NEWSPAPER) PROPERTY (see LAND)

    RESEARCH GUIDE

    REVERSE DIRECTORY (see DIRECTORY)

    SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP

    SCHOOL (see also SCHOOL YEARBOOK) SCHOOL YEARBOOK SHIP PASSENGER (see TRANSPORTATION)

    SHIPPING (see MARITIME)

    SOCIETY DIRECTORY (see DIRECTORY)

    SPANISH (see CALIFORNIA-SPANISH)

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY (see DIRECTORY)

    THEATER (see PERFORMING ARTS)

    TRANSPORTATION

    UNDERTAKER (see MEDICAL EXAMINER)

    UNION (see LABOR UNION)

    VESSEL ARRIVAL/DEPARTURES (see MARITIME and TRANSPORTATION)

    VOTER REGISTRATION

  • Great Registers of Voters
  • Record of Naturalized Voters, 1898 (microfilm) | SFPLhc
  • Record of Naturalized Voters, 19 Oct 1985 (microfiche) | SFPLhc
  • San Francisco County index of naturalized voters, 1850-1898 | FHL
  • Great registers, 1866-1898; indexes, 1866, 1888-1904 / San Francisco County Clerk | FHL | CGS (1866-67, 1869-70)
  • San Francisco, California, 1890 great register of voters / Steiner, Jane Billings | FHL | CGS
  • WAGON PASSENGER (see TRANSPORTATION)

    WILL (see PROBATE)


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