P.O. Box 961
Livermore, CA 94551-0961
AT THE LIVERMORE HISTORY CENTER
B. S. Bunshah
The Livermore Heritage Guild's History Center, located in the Carnegie Building on Third Street between "J" and "K" Streets, has a wonderful collection of material to aid genealogists and family historians concerned with the early history of Livermore. The following is a current list of resources:
|1. CITY OF LIVERMORE PROPERTY TAX ROLLS: 1887-1928|
|These hand-written tax rolls are arranged in roughly alphabetical order - by taxpayers. The Guild has made a rearrangement of the entries by property location. However, the location identification does not correspond to the current Assessor parcel number.|
|2. OBITUARY LISTS:|
|A. From the Livermore
Echo Newspaper: Autumn 1887 through 1905. The microfilm of this
paper is an incomplete one with many missing issues. The indexing
is an on-going project and will, someday, include 1906 through
B. From the Livermore Herald microfilms: July 1899 through December 1965. Once again, an on-going project. Some years are incomplete an the film.
C. From the Livermore Herald (aka: The Tri-Valley Herald):January 1970 to date. The indexing will probably stop with Dec. 31, 1999.
|3. THE NAME INDEX:|
|An alphabetical (handwritten) listing of names appearing in the Livermore Enterprise, 1874-76; The Livermore Herald (a 2 reel, random collection of Heralds from 1877 through 1898; and The Livermore Echo (only Autumn 1887 through early 1889 are completed).|
|4. SELECTIVE SUBJECT INDEX TO ISSUES OF THE LIVERMORE HERALD, THE LIVERMORE HERALD & NEWS AND THE TRI-VALLEY HERALD: July 8, 1899-1904, 1906-1965, 1970-date.|
|5. BOOKS CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:|
|A. Woods: History of
Alameda County, 1883.
B. (Pen Pictures ...) A Memorial-& Biographical History of Northern California.
The Heritage Guild has photocopies of the entries covering the Livermore-
Amador Valley from this very rare 1891 vanity publication.
C. Genealogical Notes & Anecdotes; Fowler Mallett, comp. (privately printed) 1953
|6. FAMILY HISTORIES|
|A. Dyer - ranchers in Altamont area,
east of Livermore
B. Cockerton - Altamont/Brushy Peak area
C. DeWelt - Tesla/Carnegie 1905-06
D. Scullion - Altamont area
|7. TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES:|
|A. 1927 Oakland, et al (photocopy:
Livermore pages only)
B. San Francisco & Bay Counties. 1933
C. Southern Alameda County: Oct. 1971 & Oct. 1972.
D. Livermore/Pleasanton Oct. 1973-4-5-6-7-8- & 9
E. Livermore-Dublin: 1982-83-86-88-89 & 90
F. Tri-Valley: 1991-99
G. Livermore & Pleasanton Special: May 6, 1956 (1st 7-digit numbers in effect)
|8. CITY DIRECTORIES:|
|A. Livermore 1963 and 1972|
It should be noted that due to increased demands placed upon the limited staff at the History Center, the Heritage Guild now charges $25.00 per hour (with a one-hour minimum) for research performed by the staff. There is an additional charge of 10¢/page for photocopies and 30¢/page for prints from microfilms. Copies of photographs in the Heritage Guild collection are $6.50 for a 5 X 7 and $12.00 for an 8 X 10. The History Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, September - May: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM; June - August: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM, major holidays excepted. There is no charge to researchers (other than for copies) for the use of the facilities.