Alameda County, California Online Historical Directories

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1860s - 1870s

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

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

Brooklyn Town and Oakland City Directories, Langley, 1873 - $ (Ancestry)

Oakland City Directory, Bishop, 1879-80 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Alameda and Berkeley

San Francisco and Oakland Society Directories, Argonaut Publishing Company, 1879 - Free (Don's List)


1880s

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

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Bishop, 1881-2 - $ (Ancestry)

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, McKenney, 1884 - $ (Ancestry)

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, McKenney, 1887 - $ (Ancestry)

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, McKenney, 1888 - $ (Ancestry)

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1889-90 - $ (Ancestry)


1890s

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

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1891 - $ (Ancestry)

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1892 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Alameda County
 - printed 1 January 1892

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1892-3 - $ (Ancestry)
 - printed 31 December 1892

Oakland Telephone Directory, Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1893
- Free (San Francisco Genealogy)
 - transcribed

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1894 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Alameda County

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1895 - $ (Ancestry)

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1897 - $ (Ancestry)

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

 - includes Alameda, Haywards (now Hayward), Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Husted, 1899 - $ (Ancestry)


1900s - 1910s


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

San Francisco Relief Business Directory, Beecher & Pike, 1906 - Free (Bancroft Library)
 - gives names, businesses, and addresses of San Francisco business that were forced to relocate after the fire/earthquake of April 18 to other parts of San Francisco and to Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and Emeryville

Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland City Directories, Polk-Husted, 1916 - $ (Ancestry)

San Francisco Social Directory, Social Register Association, 1919 - Free (Golden Nugget Library)
 - transcribed
 - includes Oakland


1920s

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

Oakland City Directory, Polk-Husted, 1921 - Free (DistantCousin)







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