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California Genealogy & History Books: General Interest

California County- or Town- Specific History Books: A - L, M - RS - Y

California Folks & Families: Biographies, Autobiographies, Genealogies, etc., by Surname

California Patriots:  Military History

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  California Genealogy CD's
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Births, Deaths and Marriages on California's Mendocino Coast, Vol. 1-4 CD

History of the California Central Coast CD


California Genealogy & History Books: General Interest:

German Pioneers in Early California

Records of the Families of California Pioneers Gathered By the Various Chapters From Original Sources ... icon

San Francisco Passenger Departure Lists... icon

A Traveler's Guide to Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries of the California Gold Rush icon

The Census of 1790: A Demographic History of Colonial California icon

California Wagon Train Lists

California Cemetery Inscription Sources: Print and Microform icon

Los Paisanos: Spanish Settlers on the Northern Frontier of New Spain icon

La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State

Tales the Western Tombstones Tell [Historic Graves of the Old West; Second in a New Series] [Washington; Oregon; California; Idaho; Montana; Wyoming; Utah; Colorado; Dakota; Nevada; New Mexico; Arizona] icon

Census Records for Latin America and the Hispanic United States icon

Old-time Cattlemen And Other Pioneers Of The Anza-Borrego Area

Permanent Californians: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of California icon

The Golden Gazette: News From the Newspapers of 1848-1857: Hundreds of Events Reported From the Exciting Years Following the Great California Discovery of Gold

Walker's Directory of Directors. 18th Number, 1929-30 Edition

Search for a back issue of the Quarterly of the Society of California Pioneers. icon

California Colony: Genealogy, Land Grants, And Notes Of Spanish Colonial California icon

Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California, 1769-1850 icon

Old-Timers of Southeastern California icon

The Slovenes of Northern California 1860-2001 icon

Sold! Yugoslav Survey of California

The Beckoning Hills: A Story of the Italians in California

Pioneer Links: A Narrative of the Establishment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows on the Pacific Coast and a History of the Odd Fellowship in Washington to 1880 icon

California Odd Fellowship; Early History of Odd Fellowship in California...

Overland: the California Emigrant Trail of 1841-1870 icon

Slavonic Pioneers of California icon

San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists...

Register of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Personal Name Index to the 1856 City Directories of California icon

A Pictorial Story of the Oregon - California Trail

Railway Passenger Lists of Overland Trains to San Francisco and the West... icon

Around the Horn to California in 1849 icon

Pacific Coastal Liners: All the Color and Stark Drama of the Ships That Steamed Offshore from Baja California to Nome

The Course of Empire: First Hand Accounts of California in the Days of the Gold Rush of '49 icon

California Firearms, 1542-1870 icon

Paper Trails: A Guide to Public Records in California icon

Native Americans of California and Nevada

Santa Monica in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History: California)

Santa Catalina Island, Ca (Postcard History)

Catalina! Wish You Were Here

Discover Historic California: A Travel Guide to over 1,800 Places You Can See icon
"It's all in Discover Historic California...the men and women who took the risks and made the sacrifices, the great landmarks in the state's history, the birthplace of new ideas...the living history of California. Find out where you can visit historical museums, monuments, ghost towns, and retired naval warships. Visit the locations of all the State Historic Landmarks. Plan exciting trips to explore the old trails of the West and the Pony Express. Learn the history of California's early settler - Pio Pico, Kit Carson, John Sutter, Pedro Fages, and many more! Plan visits to the missions established by Father Junipero Serra. Ideal for travelers and local residents. Over 1800 sites are described in words and pictures with places from the past divided into 76 travel regions. Easy-to-follow maps allow for fascinating day trips or family vacations. This fifth edition is a complete revision that includes additional sites, an expanded selection of photos and updated maps. This book is invaluable as a resource that guides the reader not only to registered state historic landmarks, but also to many additional sites that have played an important role in California's past."

Early California Hospitality: the Cookery Customs of Spanish California, with Authentic Recipes and Menus of the Period icon

Searching in California: A Reference Guide to Public and Private Records icon

Local History and Genealogy Resources of the California State Library icon

Four 'N Twenty Blackbirds, California Book on Game Cookery & Other Recipes Based Upon Products of Northern California icon

A History of California Newspapers, 1846-1858 icon

Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War: The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry

Births, Deaths and Marriages on California's Mendocino Coast

Shadowcatchers: A Directory of Women in California Photography Before 1901 icon

Prime Sources of California and Nevada Local History: 151 Rare and Important City, County and State Directories, 1850-1906

The Voyage of the `Frolic' : New England Merchants and the Opium Trade

On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of a Chinese American Family icon

California Mining Town Newspapers, 1850-1880 icon

Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of California

A Reminiscence of the Parker H. FRENCH Expedition Through Texas and Mexico to California in the Spring of 1850

Journal of the Sufferings and Hardships of Captain Parker H. FRENCH's Overland Expedition to California in 1850

The Strange Eventful History of Parker H. FRENCH


California Folks & Families

My Inherited Destiny: Ten First Families of California icon

A Family History of California

The ALBEE Family of Berkeley, California Present. Their Lines of Descent

History of the ALLEN Family of England, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and California ,1600-2000: Descendants of William ALLEN and Mary Hunt MINGE

BRUN Family Napa Valley, From 1874; HEWLITT Family San Francisco, From 1882

The History of The WILLIAMS And BODESON Families in California

Sold! Dynasty of Dons (History of CASTROs & PICOs) icon

Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California With Other Sketches icon
by Stephen FIELD. Privately published.


From the Guadalguivir to the Golden Gate... icon

Ranching Near Laytonville, 1902-1907: The BEAL Family in Mendocino County, California icon

Ancestors and Descendants of John Lyman BEECHER and H. Maria ALLING, California Pioneers

Garrett Garreon BRADT, 1827-1902: Pioneer Builder of San Francisco and San Diego


The BRANNAN Saga icon

Pioneers: Six Generations icon (BRAWNER Family)

The BROWNs of Madronia: Family of Abolitionist John BROWN, Buried in Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California icon

An American Odyssey: the Autobiography of a 19th-Century Scotsman, Robert BROWNLEE, at the Request of His Children: Napa County, California, October, 1892 icon

A Story of the BUCHANAN Family

Diary of a Forty-Niner icon

Some Descendants of JAMES CLARK, The FENNO FAMILY and The San Bernardino CLARKS - The "Cook" Book - My WELD FAMILY (John Weld 1689-1764)... Published as Leaves and Saplings of the San Diego Genealogical Society, Vol. 1

Sold! The DOHENNYs of Los Angeles icon

Iron Men: California's Industrial Pioneers - Peter, James & Michael DONAHUE

History of the DORN Family, California Pioneer Settlers of Green Valley icon

EVANS and SONTAG, the Famous Bandits of California icon

The FINLEYs of Early Sonoma County, California

John FLEMING, Carolina to California; Some Descendants and In-Laws 1734-1972 icon

The FOSTER Family: California Pioneers

Annals of the FOWLER Family, with Branches in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, California and Texas

Sold! The FRUCHTENICHT - RECHTER Family of Grand Island, Colusa County California

The Edward GRANT Family and Related Families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and California: A Multi-Ancestor Genealogy With Historical Notes icon

GRIER of San Francisco: Builder in the West and His Family 1878-1988 icon

Calabasas Girls: An Intimate History 1885-1912 icon
HAAS Family

HALEY and HEALY Family Ancestry of Ebenezer HALEY, California Pioneer of 1850, With an Account of his Descendants to the Present Day (1964)

The HARRIS - GRAVES Families: Pioneers of El Cajon

The Descendants of Lewis HART and Anne ELLIOTT; With Additional Genealogical and Historical Data; Concerning the Families of HART-WARNER, HART-CURTISS, MART-McCOLLEY, CURTISS-THOMPSON, CURTISS-TORRANCE, CURTISS-VOSBURGH icon

Isaac Julian HARVEY: California Pioneer icon

Frank HINCKLEY: California Engineer and Rancher, 1838-1890 icon

California Historical Society Quarterly... Thomas Starr KING, Louis PREVOST and the Silk Industry...

The MACHADOs & Rancho La Ballona: The Story of the Land and its Ranchero Jose Agustin Antonio MACHADO With a Genealogy of the MACHADO Family

The Miner Was a Bishop: The Pioneer Years of Patrick MANOGUE in California and Nevada, 1854-1895

California's Pioneer Mountaineer of Rabbit Creek icon
John Thomas MASON of Sierra County

A Sketch of a Migrating Family to California in 1848 icon

Samuel NEAL: California Pioneer; A Brief History of the NEAL Family icon

Edwin White NEWHALL

California Family NEWMARK; An Intimate History icon

Condemned to the Mines: The Life of Eugene O'CONNELL, 1815-1891, Pioneer Bishop of Northern California and Nevada icon

House of OLIVAS: A Family History icon

An OTTERSON Family Saga

California Historical Society Quarterly... Thomas Starr KING, Louis PREVOST and the Silk Industry...

Captain A. A. RITCHIE: California Pioneer: An Account of His Life, Family and Ranchos

The SEROPIANs: First Armenian Settlers In Fresno County, California

Genealogy and Family History of a Branch of the New England UPHAM Family Settled in California: Showing the Ancestors of Isaac UPHAM of San Francisco and Others icon

The VALLEJOs of California

Pioneer Leather Tanners: A History of the WAGNER Family
Stockton, San Joaquin County

West Wind the Life Story of Joseph Reddeford WALKER, Knight of the Golden Horseshoe icon

The Samuel W. WALLACE Book: A Genealogy of 1506 Descendants of Samuel W. WALLACE, 1795-1886 Who Lived Or Are Living in Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, California and Numerous Other Places With Probate Records, His Ancestry, His Siblings, and Other Pertinent... icon

California Legacy. the James Alexander WATSON - Maria Dolores Dominguez De Watson Family 1820-1980 icon

The History of The WILLIAMS And BODESON Families in California


California Patriots

California's Grizzlies (144th Field Artillery)

Americans All: the Rainbow at War (42nd Division) icon

California In The War: War Addresses, Proclamations and Patriotic Messages

California Rainbow Memories: Pictorial Review of the Activities of the 2nd Battalion, 117th Engineers During the World War

A Personal Name Index to Orton's Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867

Sold! Our Boys (Vol. 2) icon
Turlock, Stanislaus County, WWII
 From the seller: "Description: A Scrapbook of Articles About the Men and Women of the Turlock [California] Area Who Served During World War II; Volume II. This is a reproduction of a vast collection of newspaper articles printed during wartime, and later about people from the Turlock area who served, and about war related home-front activities. Be aware: you may need powerful reading glasses or a magnifier, some of the newsprint is quite small. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covers, bound at the spine edge with plastic bands, one of the bands is broken away for about two inches at the top, otherwise a Good book."

Foibles, Fun, Flukes, Facts: Of Life In World War I, San Francisco, France, Oakland and Los Angeles icon

Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War: The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry


Uniquely California

Old Picture Postcards: A Historic Journey Along California's Central Coast icon

Life in the Open Sport with Rod, Gun, Horse and Hound in Southern California icon

Silver Shadows: A Directory and History, Early Photography in Chico and Twelve Counties of Northern

Golden Gate Park: San Francisco's Urban Oasis in Vintage Postcards icon

Original 1919 Official Program. Pacific Fleet Festival: Welcoming the Officers and Men to the Shores of California
From the seller: "Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by With B&W photos.. (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Paperback. Very Good. First Edition. Rare. 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. 4to [ca.20]pp VG in wraps (tears at spine tips, foxing to cover, edge wear). VG photo (some light soiling & spots to image and reverse). Program of the Pacific Fleet Festival including original black & white signed photograph of the Navy Destroyer U. S. S. Yarnell, (DD143), a 4-stacker. The sterns of two other Destroyers can also be seen, (DD75) the Wickes and (DD77) the Woolsey. Several men can also be seen sitting on the rear decks of the Wickes and Yarnell. In the background beyond the dock can be seen a few buildings and warehouses. The Yarnell was commanded by William F. Halsey when she was originally commissioned in 1918 and also during the fleet festival, when the photo was taken. Halsey would later become famous for his successes in WWII where he directed many battles against the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands and at Guadalcanal among others. The Japanese would later sign an official surrender on board Halsey's flag ship the Missouri. It is interesting to note that Halsey became commander of the Wickes a year or so after the festival and later stated in his memoirs that the Wickes was "the best ship I ever commanded; she was also the smartest and cleanest." Halsey was later given the five-star rank of fleet admiral, one of only five men to hold this position. Some further distinction for the Wickes and the Woolsey is that they were two of the four ships assigned to escort President Woodrow Wilson during his voyage to France in 1919 where he attended the Versailles Peace Conference. The name Ray Miller is written on the rear of the photo and also in the program next to the Yarnell's listing, and stating that it was "Ray's Boat". Rare."

The Big California Activity Book! icon
"The Big California Activity Book! 100+ activities, from Kindergarten-easy to Fourth/Fifth-challenging! This big activity book has a wide range of reproducible activities including coloring, dot-to-dot, mazes, matching. word search, and many other creative activities that will entice any student to learn more about California. Activities touch on history, geography, people, places, fictional characters, animals, holidays, festivals, legends, lore, and more."

Unique, Original Bill of Sale From Jacob SHEARER to Lester BURNETT
(1856) From the Seller: "[1 folded sheet of paper]. Conveys Mr. Shearer's one-tenth ownership stake in the Long Bar Mining and Water Company to Mr. Burnett. An interesting Gold Rush document. Manuscript legal document, handwritten in ink on blue paper. Fine."

Some of the Nation's Best Cooks Live in Yuba & Sutter Counties, California: Here is a Treasury of Their Favorite Recipes

California Kid's Cookbook: Recipes, How-to, History, Lore and More icon

The World Rushed in: The California Gold Rush Experience

Original, Antique Yosemite Souvenir & Guide
Various years available.

Vintage Valley: The Wineries of Santa Barbara County

California Shipwrecks: Footsteps in the Sea icon

Shipwrecks of Southern California icon

County Atlas of California, Showing All Towns, Post Offices, Railroads, County Roads, Stage Lines Carrying Passengers, Mail and Express, and Distances Between Points. Drawn Expressly for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co, of San Francisco, California icon

Search for an original issue of the Marysville Daily Appeal newspaper.

Four 'N Twenty Blackbirds, California Book on Game Cookery & Other Recipes Based Upon Products of Northern California icon

Some of the Nation's Best Cooks Live in Yuba & Sutter Counties, California: Here is a Treasury of Their Favorite Recipes icon

Passenger List, Grace Line, S. S. Santa Paula, Voyage Thirty Three (33), Sailing from New York, April 13, 1935 for Columbia, Panama Canal, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate: A History of Vessel Losses from Duxbury Reef to Mussel Rock

A Festival of Olives: Olive Recipes From the Olive City icon
Corning, California

What's Cooking in California icon
(circa 1940)

California State Grange Cook Book [Wisteria Hall] icon

Favorite & Original Recipes of the Members of the San Joaquin County Farm Home Department of the Farm Bureau

Roots, Recipes, & Recollections icon
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society

Treasury of Kitchen Know How and Outstanding Recipes From the Great Cooks of Lake County California icon

Historical Atlas of California icon

1891 Pioneer Days in California. Historical and Personal Sketches icon

Sold! Spark Lid-Top Gas Stove Cook Book 1926 icon

Unique, vintage 1919 Automobile Road Map of Owens Valley: Resort Lakes, Camp Locations, Trails and New Peaks icon

Unique, vintage 1919 Road Map From Mono Lake to Lake Tahoe and the Feather River Region icon


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