San Diego County, California Records

The San Diego Genealogical Society has been publishing San Diego County, California historical and genealogical records since 1972. The list below summarizes, by category, the records published to date.

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Index by Category of Record
Vol.
No.
     
Bible Records    
Samuel Foss BARKER Family Bible
36
2
Theodore K. BRADLEY and Marietta C. SMITH Family Bible
36
4
William B. BRITTON and Lydia J. MOON Family Bible
36
3
BUTLER Family Record
35
3
Edwin CLARK and Matilda Louisa BUTLER Family Bible
36
1
Samuel CLARK Family Bible
35
4
COUTS Family Bible
23
2
Franklin V. CROUCH and Mary Emily "Mollie" MILLER Family Bible
35
3
DIEFENDORFF Family Bible
37
4
William Henry FISHER and Carrie May FISHER Family Bible    
FRY Family Bible Record
17
1
Harry M. MILLER and Gertrude M. SPARGUR Family Bible    
Robert E. MILLER Family Blble
35
2
Lorenzo Dow MOSHER and Mary L. FORBES Family Bible
37
2
POHL - WICKER - STARR Family Bible
23
3
Charles Lawrence REYNOLDS and Effie Griffin PRIOR Family Bible    
QUINN Family Bible
15
4
Lorenzo Dow ROWELL and Susan Hinks FREEMAN Family Bible
37
3
Silas STEVENS and Irene TRACY Family Bible
35
1
James W. STUARD and Amanda REED Family Bible    
John STUART and Suzanne FINLAY Family Bible
37
1
     
Cemetery Records    
All Saints Episcopal Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
21
3
Alpine Cemetery
29
2
Bergman Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
21
3
Buena Vista Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
21
3
Burials at High Meadow Ranch, Muth Valley
23
1
Burials on Monument Hill
16
4
Calvary / Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery
27
2
Campo Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
16
4
El Cajon Cemetery, San Diego County, California
-
-
El Campo Santo Cemetery Burials
23
2
Ellis Ranch Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
19
3
Escondido Cemetery Records 1883 - 1960
15
3
Evergreen Park Cemetery Burials 1914 - 1925
23
1
Inscriptions from Flinn Springs Cemetery
24
2
Higgins Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
21
3
La Vista Cemetery Records
5
3
La Vista Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
15
2
Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery Inscriptions
23
1
Mission San Luis Rey Grave Index
20
3
Mount Hope Cemetery Burial Records, Book 1, 1869 - 1909
16
4
Mount Hope Cemetery Burial Records, Book 2, 1909 - 1925
26
1
Index to Chinese Burials at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1869 - 1909
25
4
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Alpine
16
4
The Old Protestant Cemeteries of San Diego
31
2
Otay Mesa Cemetery
24
2
Pioneer Cemetery
20
3
Potrero Cemetery Records
16
3
San Pasqual Cemetery
11
2
Some Pioneer Cemeteries of San Diego
1
1
     
Census Records    
People Living in the Pueblo of San Diego, Alta California in the year 1807
1
1
1850 Federal Census, San Diego County, California
5
1
1852 California Census, San Diego County
1
1
1860 Federal Census, San Diego County, California
5
3
1860 Federal Census, San Diego County, California, Agriculture Schedule
8
2
1860 Federal Census, San Diego County, California, Industry Schedule
9
2
1870 Federal Census, San Diego County, California
10
3
1880 Federal Census, San Diego County, California
14
3
     
Church Records    
First Presbyterian Church, Church Register No. 2, Communicants
2
2
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Register No. 1, 1872, List of Parishioners
1
2
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Register No. 1, Baptisms
1
2
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Register No. 1, Burials, 1869 - 1887
2
1
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Register No. 1, Communicants
2
2
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Register No. 1, Marriages
1
4
Mission San Diego de Alcala, Baptisms 1800 - 1810
26
3
Mission San Luis Rey Burial Log
20
4
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Communicants 1887
2
3
The Episcopal Church in San Diego
2
1
The First Presbyterian Church
2
2
Unitarian Church, Roll of Members, 1873 - 1973
10
2
     
Court Records    
Index to Suits, Defendants, 1 Jan 1880 - 1 Mar 1892
10
2
Orphan Register, 1889 - 1892
16
3
Probate Index, Volume 1, 1 Jul 1850 - 14 Jan 1922
10
1
Record of Wills, Volume 1, San Diego County
16
1
     
Family Records    
San Diego Families - The Allison Family
3
3
San Diego's First Men Behind the News - John Judson Ames,
      William Jefferson Gatewood, Edward Wilkerson Bushyhead
1
4
Now the Princess of Kensington (Not!) by Lynda Barlow
38
1
Byam, Weaver & McKinnon Family Documents Discovered
20
1
Dickinson and Boal Families
4
3
Ira Gay Floyd Family
4
4
Baptism Record, Hazel Fontella, daughter of Bernhard Kier
23
3
Pioneer Families of San Diego - The Julian Family
3
1
Kimball Family
4
3
Laura Frances Kimball
11
4
Warren and Frank Kimball
11
4
Cotton Mather Leach by Nancy Nichols
38
3
Peter Lusardi Family
7
3
Lorenzo Dow Mead by Don Taylor
38
2
Ephraim W. Morse
6
2
Mrs. Lottie Parsons Mustain
7
4
Pioneer Families of San Diego - The Palmer Family
2
2
The Peters Family of San Luis Rey
19
3
Marcus Schiller - "The Jewish Horatio Alger of Old Town" by Bob Wohl
35
4
William Wallace Stewart
3
4
Stoddard Family Record
15
4
San Diego Families - The Wilcox Family
3
2
Filomena Wojciechowski, The Polish Princess
22
1
     
Hospital Records    
Indigent Register for the County of San Diego, 1891 - 1894
35
3
San Diego County Hospital Records 1874 - 1881
26
1
San Diego County Hospital Records, Book 6, 1922 - 1925
28
2
St. Joseph's Hospital Admission Register, 1890-1913
36
1
     
 Indexes    
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 1 (1973) Surname Index 2 27
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 2 (1974) Surname Index 3 27
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 3 (1975) Surname Index 4 37
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 4 (1976) Surname Index 5 33
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 5 (1977) Surname Index 6 29
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 6 (1978) Surname Index 7 27
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 7 (1979) Surname Index 8 23
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 8 (1980) Surname Index 9 1
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 9 (1981) Surname Index 9 134
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 10 (1982) Surname Index 11 27
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 11 (1983) Surname Index 12 25
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 12 (1984) Surname Index 13 29
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 13 (1985) Surname Index 14 29
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 14 (1986) Surname Index 15 27
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 15 (1987) Surname Index 16 29
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 16 (1988) Surname Index 17 29
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 17 (1989) Surname Index 17 157
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 18 (1990) Surname Index 18 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 19 (1991) Surname Index 19 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 20 (1992) Surname Index 20 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 21 (1993) Surname Index 21 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 22 (1994) Surname Index 22 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 23 (1995) Surname Index 23 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 24 (1996) Surname Index 24 155
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 25 (1997) Surname Index 25 151
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 26 (1998) Surname Index 26 151
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 27 (1999) Surname Index 27 147
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 28 (2000) Surname Index 28 147
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 29 (2001) Surname Index 29 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 30 (2002) Surname Index 30 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 31 (2003) Surname Index 31 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 32 (2004) Surname Index 32 149
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 33 (2005) Surname Index 33 145
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 34 (2006) Surname Index
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 35 (2007) Surname Index
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 36 (2008) Surname Index
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 37 (2009) Surname Index
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 38 (2010) Surname Index
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 39 (2011) Surname Index 39 151
San Diego Leaves & Saplings Volume 40 (2012) Surname Index 40  
     
Land Records     
Grantor Index, Deed Book A, 6 Feb 1850 - 26 Feb 1850
1
1
Grantor Index, Deed Book B, 27 Feb 1850 - 16 Sep 1850
1
1
Grantor Index, Deed Book C, 17 Sep 1850 - 9 Jun 1852
1
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book D, 9 Jun 1852 - 17 Jul 1854
1
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 1, 24 Dec 1855 - 19 Dec 1860
2
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 3, 23 Jan 1868 - 10 Dec 1868
3
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 4, 7 Dec 1868 - 26 Feb 1869
3
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 5
4
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 6
5
1
Grantor Index, Deed Book 7
5
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 8
5
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 9
6
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 10
6
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 11
6
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 12
7
1
Grantor Index, Deed Book 13
7
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 14
7
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 15
7
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 16
8
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 17
8
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 18
8
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 19
8
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 20
9
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 21
9
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 22
10
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 23
10
3
Grantor Index, Deed Book 24
11
1
Grantor Index, Deed Book 25
11
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 26
14
1
Grantor Index, Deed Book 27
14
2
Grantor Index, Deed Book 28
14
4
Grantor Index, Deed Book 29
29
3
Land Grants
1
1
Land PreEmption Records, Books I, II, III, IV, V
1
1
     
Maps    
1849 Map of San Diego, drawn by Cave J. Couts
2
4
Map of San Diego County, 1891
2
2
Rancho Map
1
1
Vizaino Map
1
4
     
Miscellaneous Records    
Application for Liquor Licenses, 1893 - 1894
37
1
Application for Liquor Licenses, 1912 - 1913
37
4
The Clarissa Andrews
16
1
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 1
6
3
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 2
7
2
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 3
7
3
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 4
7
4
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 5
8
1
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 6
8
2
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 7
9
1
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 8
9
2
Coroner's Inquest Records of San Diego County, Box 9
9
3
Early San Diego City Officials
5
2
Early San Diego County Officials
5
1
Historic Community Names
16
1
History of National City, California
11
4
History of the Jamacha Community Club
29
2
Horton's Addition
1
3
Liquor License Applications, 1893 -1894
37
1
Liquor License Applications, 1912 - 1913
37
4
Moses Rowley Letter, 1839
8
3
Old National City Houses
4
2
The Orizaba
1
2
The Point Loma Lighthouse
8
4
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
15
4
San Diego Telephone Exchange listing (circa 1882)
1
1
Sewer Connection Records, City of San Diego
34
2
Southern California Railroad
1
2
     
Military Records    
Civil War Veterans Buried in San Diego
30
3
     
Mortuary Records    
San Diego Burial Permits, Bradley & Woolman Mortuary, 1913 - 1916
33
1
San Diego Burial Permits, Bradley & Woolman Mortuary, 1917 - 1919
34
1
H. E. Carmichael & Co., 1917 - 1920
29
1
Johnson-Saum Mortuary Records, 1869 - 1888
1
1
Johnson, Saum & Noble Mortuary Records
12
4
     
Newspaper Records    
Birth Records from The San Diego Herald
1
2
Death Records from The San Diego Herald
1
3
In the News - From San Diego
35
1
Marriage Records from The San Diego Herald
1
2
The San Diego Herald - 29 May 1851 - Letters at the Post Office
14
3
Vital Records from The Otay Press, 1889 - 1890
14
4
Vital Records from The San Diego Union, 1868 - 1885
1
3
Vital Records in The San Diego Bulletin 1869 - 1871
14
1
     
School Records    
Early School Teachers
16
2
San Diego High School Records
20
1
San Diego's Early Schools
16
2
San Diego's First Schools and Teachers
1
1
School Census, San Diego County
16
2
Some San Diego County Schools
29
2
     
Tax Records    
First Taxpayers of San Diego, 1850
1
2
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1851
1
3
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1852
4
1
Appraisement List, 1852, San Diego County
10
4
Assessment Book 1853, San Diego County Assessor
11
1
Assessment Book 1854, San Diego County Assessor
11
3
Supplemental Assessment for 1854
11
1
An Additional Supplemental Assessment for 1854
11
3
Taxpayers, Other than City of Town Lots, County of San Diego, 1854
1
2
San Diego County Auditor's Tax Book - 1855
11
3
Auditor's Tax Book of Supplemental Assessments - 1855
11
4
San Diego County Assessments - 1856
11
4
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1859
12
2
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1860
14
3
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1861
14
3
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1862
15
3
San Diego County Tax Assessment Roll - 1863
15
4
     
Vital Records    
Applications and Consents of Parents for Marriage, 1868 - 1890
35
2
Chapel of St. John The Evangelist at Rancho Guajome, Burials, Marriages, Births
22
4
Earliest Marriage Papers, Marriage Records from Old Town Court House
1
2
Marriage Licenses and Certificates, 1880 - 1881
35

4

National City, California (and surrounding area) Death Records
11
4
Register of Births, 1860 - 1910, San Diego County Recorder
1
1
San Diego County Marriage Records, Book 1, 1856 - 31 Oct 1911, groom index, A & B surnames
3
3
     
Voter Registration    
1894 Voter Registration, San Diego County, California
36
1
Great Register of Voters, San Diego County, 1866 - 1879
1
1
Great Register of Voters, San Diego County, 1880 - 1887
9
3
Great Register of Voters, San Diego County, 1890
24
1
Naturalizations from the Great Register of Voters, San Diego County, 1888 - 1892
26
1
Index to 1932 Great Register, San Diego County, California
32
1