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=== Guides  ===
=== Guides  ===
*[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/finding-aids/microfilm.html Index of Microfilm Available in the Reference Room] allows you to identify microfilms at Riverside.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/finding-aids/microfilm.html Subject Index of Microfilm Available in the Reference Room] allows you to identify microfilms at Riverside.
*[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/finding-aids/alpha-list.html Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Riverside, CA] alphabetical and numberical list of record groups and their descriptions.
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/chinese-americans/guide.html Chinese Immigration and the Chinese in the United States] including U.S. District Courts, census, customs, immigration and naturalization, public health, and U.S. Marshalls.
*[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html Naturalization Records] list of Riverside record types and years covered.
*[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/finding-aids/disabled-veterans-files.html Sawtelle Disabled Veterans Home, Los Angeles Case Files, 1888-1933] alphabetical list.
*[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/finding-aids/world-war-2-records.html Checklist of Records Relating to World War II] at Riverside.
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
=== Alternate Repositories  ===

Revision as of 10:29, 30 October 2013

National Archives at Riverside

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  riverside.archives@nara.gov


National Archives at Riverside
23123 Cajalco Road
Perris, CA 92570-7298

Telephone:[1]  951-956-2000
Fax:  951-956-2049

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Textual research room closes at 4:00 P.M. (last pull is 3:00 P.M.)

Directions and map:[1]  Click here.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Over 60,000 cubic feet of archival holdings from l850 to the l990s including textual records, maps, and photos. These records were created by federal courts and nearly 80 federal agencies in:

  • southern California
  • Arizona
  • Clark County, Nevada.

Research areas include history, life and culture of 50 Native Americans groups, ethnic diversity, Chinese Exclusion, immigration and naturalization, land, settlement and development of the American West, World War II, military buildup, civilian defense and Japanese Removal, maritime history.[2] Of special interest to genealogists are federal censuses 1790-1940, military post returns from California and Arizona, the Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War service records and bounty land warrants, selected American Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossing records, passport applications, California Indian enrollment applications, postmasters, Freedmen's Bureau records, Asian immigration, naturalizations, federal land records for southern California and Arizona, sailors and merchant marines ported in southern California, tax list of Territorial Arizona, and federal District Court records.[3]


  • No appointment is necessary, however, you can be better served if you call in advance of visiting.[1]


Alternate Repositories

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Riverside, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • Nixon Library and Museum
  • Reagan Library and Museum


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Address, Hours, Directions & Contacts in National Archives (accessed 30 October 2013).
  2. Welcome to the National Archives at Riverside in National Archives (accessed 30 October 2013).
  3. Genealogy Research in Riverside in National Archives (accessed 30 October 2013).