Golden Nugget Library Reference

Sacramento County Genealogical Reference Books & Lookup Volunteers


I have listed many of the Sacramento County books that are available, although certainly not all. If you own any Sacramento County books, whether listed or not, and will do look-ups, please let me know. As you can see, volunteers are needed.

Feel free to request a look-up from the following books. Please limit your request to one name per request. Please put Sacramento COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidently deleted. In the first line of the message please put the name of the book you are requesting the lookup in.

If you request a lookup, don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time. 


Sacramento County Cemeteries 


Cemeteries: Elk Grove, Franklin,
& Point Pleasant.

            Anita Schultz-Peters


Sacramento's Masonic Lawn
Cemetery 1859-1939
(Part of the Old City Cemetery)

                      Betty Tartas 



"Gone to Rest: Biographies of
Sacramento Pioneers Buried in or
Nearby Pioneer Grove on the Old
Sacramento City Cemetery"




Sacramento County Vital Statistics 
Births, Deaths and Marriages 
Deed Books, Minute Books, Tax Lists 


CA Birth Index 1905-1995
CA Death Index 1940-1997

                                Colleen Norby



I have access to the California Room at
9th and N with all the newspapers for
Sacramento from 1857 to current.
Can transcribe Death Certificates.
It would be helpful if the researcher
can cover mailing and travel expenses.

                Sandra Harris




Sacramento County Census Records 


Sacramento Co. Census - 1870 & 1880 
Betty doesn't live in Sacramento Co., so she
can only do lookups in the records listed.

         Betty Tartas



Directories/Telephone Books/Registers  


Sac City Directories 1850-51, 1853-54, 1859-60,

1866, 1880, 1898, 1900, 1915, '30 '31, '35, '39, '45,
1952, 1958, 1959, 1967, 1972, 1976, & 1980     
Sac City/County Phone Books 1941, 1944, 1946,
1950, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1970 & 1973

1890 California Great Register of Voters




Sac City Directories 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911,
1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924,
1925, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1956 & ‘57

(Donated by Bill LaRock – Thank You!)



Current Sacramento Region Directory Online  


Sacramento County Histories


History of Sacramento County, Win J. Davis - 1890. 


History of Sacramento County, Thompson & West 1880
A Memorial & Biographical Hist. of No. Calif.,1891 Vers. 1
Memoirs & Genealogy of Northern California 1901 
Biographical Record of Sacramento Valley, Guinn 1906
History of Sacramento County, Willis 1913
History of Sacramento County, Reed 1923
History of Sacramento County, Woolridge 1931 Vols. 1-3

California Pioneer Project Biographical Indexes  (for above books)

*Hist of Sacramento Co, Thompson & West 1880 CD also can be purchased here.




Miscellaneous Sacramento County Records 


Sue Silver has done extensive research on early
Folsom families she is happy to help others who
are looking for Folsom pioneers!

             Sue Silver 



Mautz, Carl.
Biographies of Western photographers:
a reference guide to photographers
working in the 19th century American West.
Nevada City, CA. : Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997.
Note: The West is defined as from the
Mississippi River west. This is a great book
for identifying photographic studios at a specific
time and place.
Sample entry: Dean, George E. Active in Anderson
Valley, c. 1864; gallery on Main Street,
Visalia, c.1874.




Sacramento County Family Histories 


Family History books for Schultz, Schmidt,
Sprock, Buscher, Zornig and Kneppel.

Old school registers from Franklin, Goethe, Prairie,
Pt. Pleasant and Mokulmne grammar schools all in
South Sacramento County from 1900-1923.

               Anita Schultz-Peters


               Sacramento Bee Index               


Sacramento Bee Index - 1857 to 1905 

                            Colleen Norby


       Sacramento County Yearbooks       


Sacramento High School - Review
1900, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1915, 1918, Feb. 1919,
1920, 1923-34, 1936, 1937, 1941 
Sacramento Junior College - Pioneer 1927-30,
1939, 1947
St. Joseph's Academy 1926
Elk Grove High School 1931
Sutter Junior High School 1934
Sacramento Junior High - Californian 1947
Christian Brothers 1954
San Juan Union High School - Greenback 1959
Greek Orthodox Church Yearbook 1970




       Sacramento Lookups For A Fee       


Sacramento Historic Churches 1852-1910  Index
( by Lois Dove, A Root Cellar Project)

Sacramento County Indigent Cemetery 1927-1957
(by Lois Dove, from LDS Film)

Sunset Hill Cemetery 1869-1875
(by Lois Dove, Volunteer At Old City Cemetery)

Old Age Homes 1883-1889
(by Lois Dove, from State Archives, Root Cellar 4th floor)

California Orphans 1883-1889
(by Lois Dove, from State Archives, Root Cellar 4th floor)

Weimar T. B. Sanitarium-Death & Cemetery 1923-1972
(by Lois Dove & Pat Stanford, permission
by current owners)

Wagon Trains 1849-1865
(by Lois Dove, from newspapers
Salt Lake City Deseret
St. Joseph Gazette
St. Louis Republican
Sacramento Union)

Sacramento County Hospital Deaths & Burials 1877 - 1927.
(by Lois Dove.)

Lois A. Dove
Volunteer At Old City Cemetery
Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission
Member of Root Cellar, Sacramento Gene. Society
Genealogical & Historical Council, Historian

        Lois Dove


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Nancy Pratt Melton



Last Updated February 13, 2014. 



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