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San Francisco, California, I.O.O.F. Crematory Records By Barbara Ross Close
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Approximately 10,000 cremation records of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, dating primarily from 1895 to 1911, are indexed. Abstracts include deceased's name, birthplace, sex, date of death and... More > age, place and cause of death, and whether an obituary is available in the original record. This is a second printing of the book, first published in 2001.< Less
A Most Dreadful Earthquake By Dorothy Fowler
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This unique book, based on the previously unpublished correspondence of a young San Francisco woman describing the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, graphically describes the... More > sights of the city and gives details of everyday life in the chaos of those first days. Sarah Phillips' letters tell of walking a circuitous route of several miles in search of her mail, cooking in the streets for fear of fire, and sleeping outside for fear of aftershocks. In the second half of the book, CGS member Dorothy Fowler leads the reader through an investigation using classic genealogy methods to identify the relatives and friends Sarah identified only by their initials. This book is not only an exciting "you are there" account, it is also, as one reviewer wrote, "a Baedeker to genealogy research."< Less
Raking the Ashes, Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research, Second Edition By Nancy Simons Peterson
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This handbook is a "must have" for researching San Francisco ancestors, providing invaluable guidance on which records were lost in the 1906 earthquake and fire, which records survived, and... More > where to find them.< Less
San Francisco Probate 1906-1942 Volume I: A-K By Vernon A. Deubler
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This is the first of two volumes that provide, for the first time in print, an index to the 108,898 names in the registers of San Francisco probate actions from 1906 to 1942. The first volume covers... More > surnames beginning with A-K, and the second volume contains surnames starting with L-Z. Information was extracted from 179 registers of probate actions, each containing 500 pages. Included are names, aliases and minors’ names representing over 85,500 probates and guardianship proceedings.< Less
San Francisco Probate 1906-1942 Volume II: L-Z By Vernon A. Deubler
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This is the second of two volumes that provide, for the first time in print, an index to the 108,898 names in the registers of San Francisco probate actions from 1906 to 1942. The first volume covers... More > surnames beginning with A-K, and the second volume contains surnames starting with L-Z. Information was extracted from 179 registers of probate actions, each containing 500 pages. Included are names, aliases and minors’ names representing over 85,500 probates and guardianship proceedings.< Less
San Francisco Deaths 1865-1905 Volume II: E-K By Barbara Close, Vernon A. Deubler
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Now, for the first time, an index is available to all San Francisco civil death records known to have survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. The second of four volumes, this book covers the surnames... More > starting with E-K and contains an index to 23,868 records.< Less
San Francisco Deaths 1865-1905 Volume IV: Q-Z By Barbara Close, Vernon A. Deubler
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Now, for the first time, an index is available to all San Francisco civil death records known to have survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. The fourth of four volumes, this book covers the surnames... More > starting with Q-Z and contains an index to 23,938 records.< Less
San Francisco Deaths 1865-1905 Volume III: L-P By Barbara Close, Vernon A. Deubler
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Now, for the first time, an index is available to all San Francisco civil death records known to have survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. The third of four volumes, this book covers the surnames... More > starting with L-P and contains an index to 24,286 records.< Less
San Francisco Deaths 1865-1905 Volume I: A-D By Barbara Ross Close, Vernon A. Deubler
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Now, for the first time, an index is available to all San Francisco civil death records known to have survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. The first of four volumes, this book covers the surnames... More > starting with A-D and contains an index to 24,057 records.< Less
The Ancestry of Theodore Timothy Judge and Ellen Sheehy Judge By California Genealogical Society
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Theodore Timothy “Ted” Judge died in Cupertino, California, June 11, 2008. Although neither he nor his late wife Ellen Sheehy Judge left descendants, they shared a mutual interest in... More > family history which they had enthusiastically pursued over the years. In his will, Ted left legacies to numerous charities and institutions, including the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, where he had spent many hours as a student. Among his bequests was the requirement that the Bancroft Library, in conjunction with the administrators of his estate, arrange for the publication of a book of Judge and Sheehy genealogy to be distributed to Ted and Ellen’s cousins. This book includes the families of Boland, Roussel, Harman, McMurphy, Kelley, Bohane, Chapin, Freiermuth, Taylor, Moore and Farneman.< Less