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Resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in California.
  
 
[[Image:William Leidesdorff.jpg|border|right|200x300px|William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. (October 23, 1810 – May 18, 1848), one of the earliest mixed-race U.S. citizens in California]]  
 
[[Image:William Leidesdorff.jpg|border|right|200x300px|William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. (October 23, 1810 – May 18, 1848), one of the earliest mixed-race U.S. citizens in California]]  
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== <br>Biography  ==
 
== <br>Biography  ==
  
*Beasley, Delilah Leontium. ''The Negro Trail Blazers of California '': a compilation of records from the California archives in the Bancroft Library at the University of California in Berkeley; and from the diaries, old papers, and converstations of old pioneers in the State of California. Los Angeles:[s.n.], - 317 p.: ill, ports F870.N38 B3 1919b   FHL book 979.4 F2be  
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*Beasley, Delilah Leontium. ''The Negro Trail Blazers of California '': a compilation of records from the California archives in the Bancroft Library at the University of California in Berkeley; and from the diaries, old papers, and converstations of old pioneers in the State of California. Los Angeles:[s.n.], - 317 p.: ill, ports F870.N38 B3 1919b FHL book 979.4 F2be  
*Goode, Kenneth F. ''California's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Survey''. Santa Barbara, Calif. : McNally &amp; Loftin, 1974 [c1974].- xiii, 222p.:ill. E185.93 C2G66 1974  
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*Goode, Kenneth F. ''California's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Survey''. Santa Barbara, Calif.&nbsp;: McNally &amp; Loftin, 1974 [c1974].- xiii, 222p.:ill. E185.93 C2G66 1974  
 
*Lapp, Rudolph M. Blacks in Gold Rush California New Haven:Yale university Press, 1977 - xiv, 321 p., (Yale Western Americana Series; 29) E185.C2 L36
 
*Lapp, Rudolph M. Blacks in Gold Rush California New Haven:Yale university Press, 1977 - xiv, 321 p., (Yale Western Americana Series; 29) E185.C2 L36
  
 
*Vivian, Octavia B. ''The Story of the Negro in Los Angeles County''. compiled by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration under the supervision of Hugh Harlan. - [S.l.:s.n.], 1956. - 43 p. F868.L8 V5 1970  
 
*Vivian, Octavia B. ''The Story of the Negro in Los Angeles County''. compiled by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration under the supervision of Hugh Harlan. - [S.l.:s.n.], 1956. - 43 p. F868.L8 V5 1970  
*''Los Angeles Negro Business Directory''. - [FVol.1] 91952/53)- [Vol.2] (1953/54). - Los Angeles, 1953-1954 F869.L8 L82  
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*''Los Angeles Negro Business Directory''. - [FVol.1] 91952/53)- [Vol.2] (1953/54). - Los Angeles, 1953-1954 F869.L8 L82  
*''History of Black American in Santa Clara Valley''. [Prepared by the staff of the Garden City Women's Club]. - [Sunnyvale, Calif.: Lockheed Missiles &amp; Space Co., c 1978]. - xxx, 220 p. :ill. F868.S25 G37 1978  
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*''History of Black American in Santa Clara Valley''. [Prepared by the staff of the Garden City Women's Club]. - [Sunnyvale, Calif.: Lockheed Missiles &amp; Space Co., c 1978]. - xxx, 220 p.&nbsp;:ill. F868.S25 G37 1978  
*Parker, Elizabeth L. and James Abajian. ''A Walking tour of the Black Presence in San Francisco during the nineteenth century'': A Black history week event; - [San Francisco]: San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society 1974. - 23 p.: ill F869.S3 P22
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*Parker, Elizabeth L. and James Abajian. ''A Walking tour of the Black Presence in San Francisco during the nineteenth century'': A Black history week event; - [San Francisco]: San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society 1974. - 23 p.: ill F869.S3 P22
  
 
== <br>Census  ==
 
== <br>Census  ==

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Resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in California.

William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. (October 23, 1810 – May 18, 1848), one of the earliest mixed-race U.S. citizens in California

Contents

Introduction


A Research Strategy


Archives and Libraries

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marirage Records

Death Records


Biography

  • Beasley, Delilah Leontium. The Negro Trail Blazers of California : a compilation of records from the California archives in the Bancroft Library at the University of California in Berkeley; and from the diaries, old papers, and converstations of old pioneers in the State of California. Los Angeles:[s.n.], - 317 p.: ill, ports F870.N38 B3 1919b FHL book 979.4 F2be
  • Goode, Kenneth F. California's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Survey. Santa Barbara, Calif. : McNally & Loftin, 1974 [c1974].- xiii, 222p.:ill. E185.93 C2G66 1974
  • Lapp, Rudolph M. Blacks in Gold Rush California New Haven:Yale university Press, 1977 - xiv, 321 p., (Yale Western Americana Series; 29) E185.C2 L36
  • Vivian, Octavia B. The Story of the Negro in Los Angeles County. compiled by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration under the supervision of Hugh Harlan. - [S.l.:s.n.], 1956. - 43 p. F868.L8 V5 1970
  • Los Angeles Negro Business Directory. - [FVol.1] 91952/53)- [Vol.2] (1953/54). - Los Angeles, 1953-1954 F869.L8 L82
  • History of Black American in Santa Clara Valley. [Prepared by the staff of the Garden City Women's Club]. - [Sunnyvale, Calif.: Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., c 1978]. - xxx, 220 p. :ill. F868.S25 G37 1978
  • Parker, Elizabeth L. and James Abajian. A Walking tour of the Black Presence in San Francisco during the nineteenth century: A Black history week event; - [San Francisco]: San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society 1974. - 23 p.: ill F869.S3 P22


Census


Funeral Homes


Genealogy


History


Newspapers


Military


Probate Records


School Records


Voting Registers


Other Sources


Online Resources


References