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P.O. Box 961
Livermore, CA 94551-0961
Phone: 925-449-9927
e-mail: lhg@lhg.org
 

GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES
AVAILABLE
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 1918.
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.
 

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Page added: May 16, 1999
Updated: November 22, 2001