North Central California 
Historical and Genealogical Research

Research in North Central California, with an emphasis in San Joaquin and surrounding counties.  Although I live in Stockton,  I regularly conduct research at all North Central California County Recorder Offices and Courthouses.  County Recorder Offices are where vital records and deeds are housed. Probate records and in some cases, divorce records are found in most courthouses.  Other repositories that I frequent but are not limted to conduct research are:


In San Joaquin County:

Stockton Public Library 

JC Leyendecker Library & Archives at the Haggin Museum

Gerald Kennedy Reference Library & Archives at the San Joaquin Historical Society

Holt-Atherton Library & Special Collections at University of the Pacific


The California State Archives and the California State Library both located in Sacramento

 

National Archives - Pacific Region in San Bruno


Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley near Oakland


In San Francisco: 

Sutro Library 

North Baker Research Library at the California Historical Society


I have recently done extensive research in 19th century San Francisco records that are specific to Bavarian Jews who came to San Francisco in the 1850's  down through to the descendants who live in the city to this day.

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BEFORE WE BEGIN, SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND

Broad requests such as "find everything you can" or "trace the line as far back as possible"  typically begin with background research followed by more specific research where needed.  Broader research requests  require more research time due to the time needed to complete general background research before determining the direction of the research.  If you are able to limit your request to something specific, like exploring a certain time period, reviewing a specific set of records for a specific person, reviewing land records for a specific property, or photographing a specific burial monument, etc., your costs will also be more limited.