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There are many published statewide, regional, and county biographical collections. A representative biographical encyclopedia is Alonzo Phelps, Contemporary Biography of California— Representative Men. 2 Volumes. (San Francisco, California: A.L. Bancroft and Co., 1881; Family History Library film 468754 item 2).
An index of biographies published in 61 county histories from 1855 to 1898 is J. Carlyle Parker, An Index to the Biographies in the 19th Century California County Histories, Gale Genealogy and Local History Series, Volume 7 (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1979. Family History Library book 979.4 D32p).
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