Alameda County Genealogy

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GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING LOOKUPS
Feel free to request a look-up from the generous volunteers listed in this section.
These wonderful helpers provide their time and effort for free.
However, they can reasonably expect that you reimburse them for costs
they incur for such things as photocopying or postage.
Please use the following guidelines when making your request:

Volunteers are wanted and appreciated!!
If you own or have access to records and books relating to Alameda County and are willing to do look-ups, please let us knowAny source relating to Alameda County history or families is wanted!  Look in the attic, the basement, in the corner of your closet. Do you have:
  • Books on Alameda County history or residents?
  • Old school yearbooks or class pictures with names?
  • An old family Bible with Alameda County names and dates?
  • Old club membership rosters?
  • Back issues of old monthly neighborhood newsletters?
  • Diaries, letters, journals, scrapbooks?
  • Old phone books or directories?
  • ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
  • Dust them off!
    Please share them with us by offering to look up a name for someone. Just imagine the interesting records we would all have "access" to if we each volunteered to do lookups in just one item we may have laying around the house! Tell us about the Alameda County resource you'd like to share!
    (We will be happy to list any type of limits to what you would be willing to do next to your name. For example, if you only want to do lookups on the third Tuesday of every other month, that's fine! We wouldn't want to have any volunteer feel overburdened.)
    Please join this growing list of wonderful volunteers!  Thank you to every one of you!

    Index of Alameda County Lookup Offers
    Cemeteries
    Census
    City and Telephone Directories
    County History & Genealogy Related Books
    Miscellaneous
    Naturalization
    Newspaper Obituary
    School Yearbooks
    Vital Records Indices

    The local library is always an excellent place for research. Now you can contact librarians through the internet:
    For other possible help with lookups, consider "trading" lookup offers with other researchers looking for help in YOUR geographic area or in books/records YOU own. If you are willing to help other genealogists, in exchange for the help you receive, consider some of these wonderful resources:
    There are also specific mailing lists that have volunteers for that specific resource: Before you take advantage of any volunteer resources, please be willing to return the favor.   Remember that every one of these wonderful volunteers are taking time from their OWN research to do YOU a favor. We will all benefit if we're all willing to pass those favors along to somone else.

    Cemeteries



    Miscellaneous

    I have been doing the history of Alvarado and Decoto (today's Union City) for about 12 years. I have the complete census for Alvarado and Decoto on Excel spread sheets that cover the years 1860 through 1940 (less 1890). I also have the same period covered for the rest of towns in Washington Township (Centerville, Newark, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs), today they are know as Fremont and Newark.
     
    I also have over 1,500 pages of historical data of people in the Alvarado area from 1850 to January 1959. I also have about 1,200 pages of historical data on the people of Decoto from 1870 to January 1959. These data are in the form of newspaper articles, selected pages from books and magazines, telephone directories, business directories, and obituary indices.
     
    All are indexed for easy location and retrieval. If I can be of occasional use to answer questions about Washington Township (especially Alvarado & Decoto) please feel free to call on me.
     
    Anthony Gualco
    veasystreet@aol.com



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