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Birth and Marriage Records
Church Records
Contributors
Court Records & Jail
Death
Directories
Finding Aids
Historical Resources
Land Records
Maps
Military Records
Miscellaneous
Naturalization & Immigration Records
Newspaper Records
Photographs
Researchers Societies

Established Date:

19 Apr 1856

Organized From:

Mariposa, Merced (Tulare1856, 1876)

County Seat:

Fresno

SocietiesBack to the top of page

Society Member Address City State Zip
African American Historical Genealogy Society  Fresno CA
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 3233 N. West Avenue Fresno CA 93705-3402
California Mennonite Society 4824 E. Butler Fresno CA 93727
Fresno City and County Historical Society PO Box 2029 Fresno CA 93718
Fresno County Genealogical Society YPO Box 1429 Fresno CA 93716-1429

Birth & Marriage RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Birth & Marriage Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Church RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Church Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Court & Jail RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Court Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Other Index Notaries1886-1909 California Genealogy & History ArchivesPeggy Hooper & volunteers
Superior Court Website Superior Court- Fresno County Official County Website

Death RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Death Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Cemetery Website Find A Grave - Fresno Find A GraveCemetery Records Online
Cemetery Website Fresno Catholic Cemeteries1885+ Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno
Cemetery Index GNIS Cemeteries - Fresno United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Cemetery Website Interment.net - Fresno Interment.netCemetery Records Online
Obituary IndexObituaries and death notices 1960-1985Card File Fresno county public library/ FHL Microfilm
Obituary Obituaries and Death Notices1982-1985Fresno GS/ FHL Microfilm

DirectoriesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Directories CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Fowler: (City directory) 1934, 1935. (Telephone directory) 1934, 1935, 1936. See also Selma Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno (city): ABC Directory, 1938-1939, 1958-1959, 1961-1962. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Fresno (city): Assembly Center Directory, 1942. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno (city): Directories available since 1871, save for years 1874-1880, 1885-1888, 1897, 1899, 1930, 1943, 1945-1946 and 1948. Polk directories available since 1907, Haines Criss-Cross since 1972. 1871 - Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno (city): Negro Directory, 1936. 1936 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno (city): Telephone directories available since 1909. 1909-present Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno (rural)-Kings-Madera-Mariposa-Merced-Tulare Counties Telephone Directory: 1946-1952 1946-1952 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno-Kings-Madera-Mariposa-Merced-Tulare Counties Telephone Directory: 1909-1945 1909-1945 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno-Madera Counties Telephone Directory: 1984- 1984- Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Fresno-Madera-Mariposa-Merced Counties Telephone Directory 1953-1983 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Book Seven-County Directory (Stanislaus, Merced, Fresno, Kern, Tulare, San Bernardino & Inyo) 1884 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room

Finding AidsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Record Finding Aids CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Family Search Wiki - Fresno County Family Search
Website The California GenWeb Project The US GenWeb ProjectCAGW Administrative Team

Historical ResourcesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State History Resources CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website Wikipedia - Fresno WikipediaHistory, Government, Neighborhoods, etc.
Oral Original Agriculture 1920s+ Fresno Historical SocietyFresno County Farm Beureau, 1983; Voices of Central Valley Agriculture, 1999
Oral Community Voices 1920s-1970s Fresno Historical SocietyAfrican Americans in the Central Valley 2004-5; Ethnic Oral History Project, 1977-1978; Kearney Ranch; Wintersteen Aviation, 1984-1987
Oral Original Fresno county Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room 250 oral histories, on-line surname index
Oral Fresno County Histories: Oral Histories 1964 1978 Fresno Historical Society memoirs of early Fresno
Place Website Building Histories Philadelphia Architects and BuildingsThe Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Place Website County Bridges BridgeHunter.com James Baughn?and?contributors.
Place Website Extant Railroad/Railway Structures Railroad Station Historical Society Compiled by M. J. Camp, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc
Place Index GNIS Populated Places: Fresno United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Index GNIS Post Offices: Fresno United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Website Historical Landmarks California State Historical LandmarksDonald Laird
School Originalhigh school and college yearbooks Fresno Historical Society

Land RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Index A Guide to Historic Architecture in Fresno Historic Fresno.org
Website California State Land Records & Maps CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Free Online Database 1981-current Fresno County Recorder
Index Fresno County List of Historic Places Fresno County Historical Landmarks and Records Commission, Fresno County Public Library
Index Register of Centenniel Businesses Fresno County Historical Landmarks and Records Commission, Fresno County Public Library
Index Register of Centenniel Communities Fresno County Historical Landmarks and Records Commission, Fresno County Public Library
Index Register of Centenniel Farms Fresno County Historical Landmarks and Records Commission, Fresno County Public Library
Mining Website Stone Quarries & Beyond- Fresno CountyPeggy Perazzo & Pat Perazzo

MapsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Microform Clovis: Sanborn InsuranceFebruary 1904, February 1907, April 1912, June 1929, June 1929-June 1932. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Coalinga: Sanborn Insurance May 1905, April 1909, March 1910, June 1923, June 1923-October 1944. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Del Rey: Sanborn InsuranceDecember 1917, September 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Firebaugh: Sanborn Insurance June 1914, November 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fowler: Sanborn InsuranceAugust 1891, September 1896, August 1907, May 1911, July 1914, July 1914-April 1942. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Fresno county and central California Fresno Historical Society
Microform Fresno: Sanborn InsuranceJanuary 1885, July 1885, May 1888, 1898, 1906, 1918-1919, 1918-January 1948, 1918-March 1950. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Kerman: Sanborn InsuranceMay 1911, May 1911-May 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Kingsburg: Sanborn InsuranceMay 1903, August 1907, March 1913, September 1929, September 1929-March 1943. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Laton: Sanborn InsuranceMarch 1909, March 1909-September 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Mendota: Sanborn InsuranceJune 1914, June 1914-May 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Parlier: Sanborn InsuranceFebruary 1904, August 1907, March 1913, April 1919, August 1929, August 1929-June 1932. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Pinedale: Sanborn InsuranceNovember 1924, November 1924-May 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Reedley: Sanborn InsuranceAugust 1891, April 1893, August 1898, January 1901, August 1907, May 1912, September 1926, September 1926-April 1941. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Riverdale: Sanborn InsuranceJuly 1917, October 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform San Joaquin: Sanborn InsuranceMay 1929 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Sanger: Sanborn InsuranceApril 1891, May 1893, July 1898, August 1907, May 1916, May 1923, May 1923-January 1945. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Selma: Sanborn InsuranceFebruary 1888, April 1891, January 1901, August 1907, April 1913, April 1923, April 1923-April 1942. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Tranquility: Sanborn InsuranceJune 1914, June 1914-May 1929. Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room

Military RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Military Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Article Fort Miller1851 Fresno County Genealogical SocietyLeaves From the Past by June English

Miscellaneous RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Manuscript manuscript collection comprising personal papers, photographs, business records, organizational records and collections of early Fresnans 1848-prestnt Fresno Historical Society surnames include Bartlett, Bullard, Burks, Cody, Gillette, Greenberg, Harvey, Kearney, peters, Porteous, Poulsen, Rowell, Smith, Tulley, Wilson
Index Markers and Sculptures in Courthouse Park, Fresno Fresno County Historical Landmarks and Records Commission, Fresno County Public Library
Website Miscellaneous California State Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
WPA Inventory of Fresno Poorhouse The Poorhouse Story
Other Original"ephemera" including letterheads, calendars, menus, posters, postcards, etc. Fresno Historical Society
School Original Auberry/Tollhouse: Chieftans 1948, 1951-1952, 1954, 1959-1960, 1969-1970, 1976 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Caruthers: La Puerta 1924, 1942, 1944, 1954-1957, 1960-1961, 1964, 1967-1968, 1982-1984 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Clovis: Clovis High The Argus 1920, 1923-1924 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Clovis: Clovis HighThe Cavalcade 1941-1944, 1948, 1951-1952, 1972, 1974, 2003 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Coalinga: Petrolia 1941-1942, 1947-1948, 1952, 1954 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Dinuba: Delphic Echoes 1926, 1953, 1977 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Easton: Progress 1922, 1928-1930, 1939, 1941-1942, 1944, 1950, 1953, 1962-1963, 1967-1969, 1974-1976, 1978-1983, 1984 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fowler: Littoria 1916, 1919-1920, 1929, 1931, 1936, 1944, 1950-1953 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno City College Ram 1950, 1956-1957, 1960-1963, 1966-1967 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Bullard Lance 1956-1966, 1970-1972, 1975, 1977-1981, 1983-1989, 1992, 1997 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Central El Centro 1923-1926, 1933, 1936, 1942, 1949, 1955, 1960-1979 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room http://www.fresnolibrary.org/calif/index.html
School Original Fresno: Central the Grizzlies 1980-1981, 1986-1988 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Edison Inventor 1926-1935, 1937-1938, 1944, 1948-1956, 1959-1963, 1965-1971, 1973, 1975-1978, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985, 1993-1994 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Fresno High, Owl 1896, 1898, 1900-1902, 1904-1920, 1922-1983, 1985-1987, 1989-1990, 1993-1996, 1998-1999 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Fresno Tech, Technicalities 1924-1929, 1933-1948 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Hoover Memoir 1966, 1970, 1975-1981, 1986-1990, 1993 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: McLane Greacan 1960-1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1988-1991, 1993-1999 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Roosevelt Nautilus 1931-1934, 1936-1970, 1972-1975, 1979-1982, 1984-1988, 1991-1993, 2000 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: San Joaquin Memorial, Spirit of... 1952-1955, 1965, 1967, 1970-1971, 1973-74, 1984-1985 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Sierra Freshman School, The Bairn 1979 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Fresno: Sunnyside 2000 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Kerman: Grapevine or The Lion 1917, 1920-1924, 1947, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1973-1975, 1977, 1979-1980, 1984, 1997 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Kingsburg: Viking 1923-1924, 1929, 1935, 1970 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Laton: Oak Leaf 1936, 1938-1940, 1942-1943, 1946-1958, 1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1967, 1970, 1972-1986 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Parlier: Arrow 1922-1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1948, 1951 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Parlier: Panthers Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room1955-1965
School Book Reedley College Tiger 1930, 1933-1934, 1937, 1940-1978 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room Yearbook
School Original Reedley: Immanuel Academy, Torchbearer 1950, 1952 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Reedley: Porcupine 1914, 1922, 1940-1941, 1945, 1947-1948, 1951-1956, 1959, 1962-1965, 1967, 1969-1977, 1979-1981, 1983-1988, 1991-1994, 1996-1997 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Sanger: Echo Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room1920-1929, 1931, 1933-1936, 1938-1939, 1941-1942, 1946, 1952-1955, 1957-1962, 1966, 1968-1972, 1975-1976
School Original Selma: Magnet 1910-1913, 1915, 1917, 1919-1920, 1922-1931, 1944, 1992 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
School Original Tranquillity: Tule, Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Roomhttp://www.fresnolibrary.org/calif/index.html 1921, 1923, 1934-1942, 1951-1954, 1957-1959, 1970-1972, 1974, 1976-1978

Naturalization & Immigration RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Naturalization & Immigration Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

NewspapersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Newspapers CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Chronicling America - Fresno County CA Newspapers Library of CongressInventory of Newspapers Published in the county
Digital CopyCoalinga Record 5/6/2003 AMCoalinga
Digital CopyDaily Republican 1887-1892 NAFresno
Fresno Bee 2/5/1987 NAFresno
Digital CopyFresno Bee 1876-1977 NAFresno
Digital CopyFresno Bee Rebuplican Saturday Metro 1971 NAFresno
Digital CopyFresno Bee Republican 1892-1976 NAFresno
Digital CopyFresno Bee Republican Tribune 1932 NAFresno
Microform Fresno City & County Chamber of Commerce Business Oct 1955-Dec 1988 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno County (Selma) Enterprise Oct 1891-Sep 1912 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Daily Expositor Apr 1883-1897 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Daily Morning Republican Oct 1887-Mar 1932 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Digital CopyFresno Daily Republican 1892 NAFresno
Microform Fresno Evening Democrat Apr 1901-Apr 1907 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Guide May 1932- 1978 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Herald Apr 1916-Jan 1924 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Herald & Democrat Sep 1907- Sep 1913 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Digital CopyFresno Morning Republican 1887-1961 NAFresno
Microform Fresno News Jul 1936- Apr 1938 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Digital CopyFresno Republican 1876-1886 ANCFresno
Microform Fresno Times Jan-Apr. 1865 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Topics - Fresno Nov 1946-Sep 1955 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Tribune - Fresno Jul 1907- Sep 1912 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Fresno Weekly Expositor - Fresno 1870-Apr. 1896 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Digital CopyFresno Weekly Republican 1886-1899 NA / ANCFresno
Microform Fresno Weekly Republican - Fresno Sep 1887- 1886 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Nor Giank-Siswan -Fresno Feb - Oct 1921 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Digital CopySelma Enterprise 5/6/2003 AMSelma
Microform The Beam - Fresno Oct 1943-Jul 1944 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform The Big Raisin - Fresno 1977- Nov 1978 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform The Tech News (Fresno Tech High News) -Fresno Mar 1926-Apr 1932 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Tulare County Record & Fresno Examiner / Visalia / Jun-Oct 1859 / 1 Jun-Oct 1859 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Digital CopyTwin City Times May 2003-Jan 2008 AM
Microform Twin City Times- Caruthers 1999-2001 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room
Microform Vida En El Valle - Fresno Aug 1990-1998 Fresno County Public Library: California History and Genealogy Room

PhotographsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Auberry Eastern Fresno County Historical Society portraits, groups, structures in the east Fresno county foothills
Website California Photograph Collections CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Calisphere - Fresno CalispherePictures and texts - Calisphere is a service of the UC Libraries, powered by the California Digital Library.
Digital Copy Elementary Schoolsabt 1886-1995 Eastern Fresno County Historical Society Elementary schools, class portraits, eastern Fresno county
Digital Copy LOC - Prints and Photographs: Fresno Library of CongressLibrary of Congress Digital Photograph Collection
Original Photography Collections Fresno Historical Society30,000 images organized under headings City, County, General (industry), People, Albums, and Collections
Pop Laval Collection 1910-1966 Pop Laval Foundation commercial gallery collection of 1000s of photographs of Fresno and surrounds taken by Claude "Pop" Laval
Digital Copy Tollhouse abt1883-1930 Eastern Fresno County Historical Society portraits, groups, structures in the east Fresno county foothills
Postcard Fresno County Infirmary The Poorhouse Story

ResearchersBack to the top of page

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ContributorsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
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