San Mateo County Genealogy
Research Facilities

Index
Government

San Mateo County City & Town

San Mateo County Clerk-Assessor-Recorder
San Mateo County Superior Court
San Mateo County Coroner/Medical Examiner

California Department of Health Services

National Archives-Pacific Region

Religious Organizations

Family History Library
Episcopal Archives
Presbyterian Archives
Roman Catholic Archives
Western Jewish History Center

Genealogical and
Historical Organizations

California Genealogical Society
California Historical Society
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Society of California Pioneers

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
San Mateo County Historical Association

Miscellaneous

Funeral Homes
Museums and Societies
Newspapers, Current
Schools & Alumni


San Mateo County Offices
San Mateo County Clerk-Assessor-Recorder
for birth (from 1865), marriage (from 1856) and death certificates (from 1865). Vital Records and Indices Notes
555 County Center, First Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665
telephone
email
hours


San Mateo County Superior Court  for wills, probate and divorce records. Research Tips
Hall of Justice and Records
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
telephone (records management)
hours

San Mateo County Coroner/Medical Examiner for death investigation records.
50 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
telephone


San Mateo County Genealogical Society (SMCGS)
library hours

Some of their holdings:

*Copies available for sale from them.

San Mateo County Historical Association (SMCHA)
  • The holdings of the Archives include a "1400 volume book collection, 30,,000 photographs, newpaper clippings, documents, fine arts, letters, manuscripts, many maps, memorabilia, newspapers in print and on microfilm, some city and county government records, pamplets and posters."

  • San Mateo County Law Library



    San Mateo County Local Government

    Atherton
    The Town of Atherton

    Belmont
    City of Belmont
    Belmont Chamber of Commerce

    Brisbane
    City of Brisbane
    Brisbane Chamber of Commerce

    Burlingame
    City of Burlingame
    Burlingame Chamber of Commerce

    Colma
    Town of Colma
    Daly City - Colma Chamber of Commerce

    Daly City
    City of Daly City
    Daly City-Colma Chamber of Commerce

    East Palo Alto
    City of East Palo Alto

    Foster City
    City of Foster City
    Foster City Chamber of Commerce

    Half Moon Bay
    City of Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce

    Hillsborough
    Town of Hillsborough

    Menlo Park
    City of Menlo Park
    Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce

    Millbrae
    The City of Millbrae
    Millbrae Chamber of Commerce

    Pacifica
    City of Pacifica
    Pacifica Chamber of Commerce

    Pescadero

    Portola Valley
    Town of Portola Valley

    Redwood City
    City of Redwood City
    Redwood City Chamber of Commerce

    San Bruno
    City of San Bruno
    San Bruno Chamber of Commerce

    San Carlos
    City of San Carlos
    San Carlos Chamber of Commerce

    San Mateo
    City of San Mateo
    San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

    South San Francisco
    City of South San Francisco
    City of South San Francisco
    South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

    Woodside
    Town of Woodside



    San Mateo County Funeral Homes

    Atherton
     

    Belmont
    Crippen & Flynn Woodside and Carlmont Chapels
    previously known as Duggans Carlmont Chapel
    1101 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
    650.591.8218

    Brisbane
    John F. Crosby-N. Gray & Company
    2 Park Road
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    telephone: 650.342.6617

    Burlingame
     

    Colma
    Sartori Funeral Services
    7747 Mission Street
    Colma, CA 94014
    telephone: 650.757.1300

    Daly City
    Duggan's Serra Mortuary
    500 Westlake Ave, Daly City, CA  94015
    telephone: 650.756.4500

    East Palo Alto
     

    Foster City
     

    Half Moon Bay
    Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel
    645 Kelly Avenue
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    telephone: 650.726.4474

    Hillsborough
     

    Menlo Park
     

    Millbrae
    Chapel of The Highlands
    194 Millwood Drive
    Millbrae, CA 94030
    telephone: 650.588.5116

    Pacifica
    Chapel By The Sea Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    801 Oceana Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
    telephone: 650.355.3411

    Pescadero
     

    Portola Valley
     

    Redwood City
     

    San Bruno
    San Bruno Funeral Home
    200 San Bruno Ave,  San Bruno, CA 94066
    650.588.3731

    San Carlos
     

    San Mateo
     

    South San Francisco
    Garden Chapel
    885 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    650.583.2510

    Nauman Lincoln Roos Mortuary
    322 Maple Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    650.583.8787

    Woodside



    San Mateo County Museums and Societies

    Atherton

    Atherton Heritage Association
    91 Ashfield Rd., Atherton, CA 94027
    telephone: 650.688.6541
    hours: open Tuesday 1-3pm

    Belmont

    Belmont Historical Society
    1225 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
    650.593.4213
    Hours:  2nd and 4th Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Holdings include newspaper clippings, photos, and artifacts about Belmont

    Brisbane
     

    Burlingame

    Burlingame Historical Society
    P.O. Box 144
    Burlingame, CA 94011-0144
    telephone: 650.340.9960 or 650.347.5779
    hours: open Tues. & Weds. 9am-2pm

    San Francisco Corral of Westerners
    751 Winchester Drive
    Burlingame, CA 94108
    (415) 342-0291

    Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

    Colma

    Colma Historical Association
    1500 Hillside Boulevard
    Colma, CA  94014
    telephone: 650.757.1676
    hours:  Tues - Sun 10-3

    Daly City

    History Guild of Daly City/Colma
    6351 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014
    hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm to 3:00pm
    First and Third Saturdays of the month 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    East Palo Alto

    East Palo Alto Historical and Agricultural Society
    1955 University Ave
    East Palo Alto, CA  94303-2224
    telephone: 650.329.0294
    fax: 650.329.8096

    Foster City

    The Foster City Historical Society

    Half Moon Bay

    Johnston House Foundation (historic site)
    Half Moon Bay
    telephone: 650.726.4708

    Spanishtown Historical Society
    P.O. Box 62
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    telephone: 650.726.9525
    hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am to 3pm

    Hillsborough
     

    Menlo Park
    Menlo Park Historical Association
    (lower level of Menlo Park Library)
    800 Alma Street
    PO Box 1002
    Menlo Park, CA 94026-1002
    telephone: 650.330.2522

    Millbrae
    Millbrae Historical Society
    P.O. Box 511
    Millbrae, CA 94030
    telephone: 650.692.5786

    Pacifica
    Sanchez Adobe Historic Site or here
    1000 Linda Mar Boulevard
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (415) 359-1462

    Pescadero
     

    Portola Valley
     

    Redwood City
    Golden Gate Railroad Museum
    1702 Cordilleras Rd., Redwood City, CA 94062
    650.822.8728

    Redwood City Heritage Association, Lathrop House
    P.O. Box 1273, Redwood City, CA 94063
    telephone: 650.365.5564

    Woodside Store
    777 Hamilton Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
    telephone: 650.299.0104

    San Bruno
     

    San Carlos
    Museum of San Carlos History
    533 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
    Hours:  2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Hiller Aviation Museum
    601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
    650.654.0200 ext. 203
    Hours:  Mon - Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    San Mateo
    Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education
    1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA
    650.342.7755

    South San Francisco
    South San Francisco Historical Society Museum
    601 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    650.829.3825
    Hours:  Tues/Thurs, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and by appointment

    Plymire Schwarz Historical House & Fire Department Museum
    519 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    650.875.6988
    Hours:  Wed  2 p.m  - 4 p.m. and by appointment

    Woodside
    Filoli Center
    86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
    650.364.8600



    San Mateo County Newspapers, Current

    County-wide
    Almanac News
    Palo Alto Weekly
    San Mateo County Times

    Atherton
    Almanac News

    Belmont
    Belmont Independent Enquirer-Bulletin

    Brisbane
    The Daly City Record-Brisbane Bee

    Burlingame

    The Independent
    824 Cowan Road
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    telephone: 650.692.9406

    The Inspector Newspaper
    1129 Capuchino Ave., #1
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    telephone: 650.343.7553
    fax: 650.548.1653

    San Francisco Chinese News
    1317 N. Carolan Ave.
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    telephone: 415.696.8328

    Colma
     

    Daly City
    Daly City Record
    Fogcutter (Online newsletter)

    East Palo Alto
     

    Foster City
    Foster City Independent
    Foster City Islander

    Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay Review
    Coast Views Magazine

    Hillsborough
     

    Menlo Park
     

    Millbrae
     

    Pacifica
    Pacifica Tribune  (since 1947 as the Coastside Tribune, since 1957 under current name.)

    Pescadero
    Half Moon Bay Review

    Portola Valley
     

    Redwood City
     

    San Bruno
    San Bruno Herald (est. 1919)

    San Carlos
    History of San Carlos

    San Mateo
     

    South San Francisco
    South San Francisco Enterprise Journal (1895-present available at the SSF History Room)

    Woodside
     



    San Mateo County Schools and Alumni

    Atherton
    Menlo-Atherton High School

    Menlo-Atherton High School Alumni Association

    Menlo-Atherton High School, Class of 1958

    Menlo College

    Belmont
    Carlmont High School
    1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002

    Carlmont High School Alumni Association

    Notre Dame High School

    Notre Dame High School Alumnae Association
    NDB Alumnae Office, 1540 Ralston Avenue,  Belmont, CA 94002
    Email:  alumnae@ndhsb.org

    Notre Dame de Namur University

    Brisbane
     

    Burlingame
    Burlingame High School
    1 Mangini Way
    Burlingame, CA 94010

    Colma
     

    Daly City
    Jefferson High School
    6996 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94015
    Jefferson's Early History

    Serramonte High School (closed)
    School District Office:  699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City, CA 94015

    Westmoor High School
    131 Westmoor Blvd., Daly City, cA 94015

    East Palo Alto
     

    Foster City
     

    Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay High School
    Lewis Foster Dr.
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    telephone: 650.712.7200
    fax: 650.712.7232

    Hillsborough
     

    Menlo Park
    Sequoia Union High School District

    Millbrae
    Mills High School
    400 Murchison Drive
    Millbrae, CA 94030
    telephone: 650.697.3344

    Pacifica
    Oceana High School
    401 Paloma Avenue
    Pacifica, CA  94044
    telephone: 650.550.7300

    Terra Nova High School
    1450 Terra Nova Blvd.
    Pacifica, California, 94044
    telephone: 650.550.7600
    fax: 650.550.7690

    Pescadero
    Pescadero High School
    350 Butano Cutoff Road, Pescadero, CA 94060

    Pescadero Continuation High School
    703 North St, Pescadero, CA, 94060

    Portola Valley
     

    Redwood City
    Redwood High Continuation School
    1968 Old County Road, Redwood City, CA 94063

    Sequoia Union High School (National Register of Historic Places No.95000389)
    1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062

    Canada College
    4200 Farm Hill Road, Redwood City, CA

    San Bruno
    Capuchino High School
    1501 Magnolia Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066

    Peninsula High School
    300 Piedmont Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066

    Skyline College
    3300 College Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066

    San Carlos
    San Carlos High School Alumni Association

    San Mateo
    Aragon High School
    900 Alameda de la Pulgas, San Mateo, CA

    Hillsdale High School
    3114 Del Monte Street, San Mateo, CA

    San Mateo High School
    800 South Claremont Street, San Mateo, CA

    South San Francisco
    Baden Adult School
    825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080

    El Camino High School
    1320 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080

    South San Francisco High School
    213 Linden Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

    Woodside
    Woodside High School
    199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA

    Woodside Priory School
    302 Portola Road, Woodside, CA



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