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San Francisco voters registered 1890
San Francisco IOOF Crematory and Cemetery records
Biographies of individuals prominent in early 20th century California
Records from the First and Third Congregational Churchs of San Francisco
Deaths in San Francisco 1865-1873, 1882-1889, 1894-1896, and 1901-1904
Probate Records: Registers of Actions 1906-1942
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San Francisco Congregational Church records. (Names in these files also appear in the California Names Index where non-members may order them through our Lookups Service.)
Notices from San Francisco Newspapers
San Francisco Divorces 1889 reported in the San Francisco Chronicle
SF Marriages 1891 notices in the SF Chronicle
SF Births July 1, 1904 - June 30, 1905 as reported in the SF Call
SF Brides July 1, 1904 - June 30, 1905 marriage notices in the SF Call
SF Grooms July 1, 1904 - June 30, 1905 marriage notices in the SF Call
Alameda County Death Notices
Death Notices from the Alameda Times Star 1968 - 1977, alpha by decedent surname with additional surnames. Originals are in binders in the library.
Early Arrivals in California
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