California Online Historical Directories - listed by county

Expand your research by checking out the California Online Historical Newspapers here.

Unsure of which county your city, town or village is a part? Check out RootsWeb's Town/County Locator here.


Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). To search by name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.

University of California Directory of Graduates, UC Berkeley, 1864 - 1905 - Free (Golden Nugget Library)
 - transcribed

California Voter Registers, 1866-1898 - $ (Ancestry)

Pacific Coast Business Directory, Langley, 1867 - Free (Internet Archive)

Pacific Coast Business Directory, Langley, 1867 - Free (Vancouver Public Library)
 - Part I, Part II, Part III

Pacific Coast Business Directory, McKenny, 1880-1 - Free (Golden Nugget Library)

Grand Lodge of California Free and Accepted Masons Directory, Eastman, 1882 - Free (San Francisco Genealogy)

Pacific Coast Business Directory, Langley, 1876-8 - Free (Internet Archive)

Pacific Coast Business Directory, McKinney, 1886-7 - Free (Internet Archive)

California State Government and Court Directory, unknown, 1898 - $ (Ancestry)

California Telephone Directory, Pacific and Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Companies, 1898 - Free (Golden Nugget Library)

California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 - $ (Ancestry)

California Women's Club Directory, Calkins Publishing House, 1907 - Free (Don's List)

California Attorneys and Bankers Directory, Murdock, 1908-9 - Free (Golden Nugget Library)

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