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Re: 1906 - which Public Records were destroyed?


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Posted by Ron Filion on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 09:09:38 :

In Reply to: 1906 - which Public Records were destroyed? posted by Richards on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 11:38:15 :

I've never seen a comprehensive listing of the records that were destroyed in 1906. We know that the Hall of Records, which was adjacent to City Hall was practically demolished. Vital records (birth, marriage and death) were destroyed. I believe that all the property and coroner records were also destroyed. But, supposedly some records did survive. The San Francisco Public Library History Center would have copies of anything that did survive.

If you are interested in genealogy, you may also want to take a look at Nancy Peterson's "Raking the Ashes - Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research"", available from the California Genealogical Society.

-Ron




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