Can help with family histories listed in the Allen Co. Public Library Genealogy Catalog (ACPL). If there is a listing for a book, provide me with a list of titles/call numbers, family surname(s), and what family information you're looking for. (Also check the availability of ACPL microtext records (microfilm and microfiche).)
The ACPL is the foremost repository for city directories. I can research hard cover city directories found in the ACPL Genealogy Catalog or microfiche and microfilm city directories found in the ACPL microtext catalog. (Please specify city, date range needed, and person(s) of interest.)
Note: I do not live in California ... I live in Allen Co., IN.
Over the years I have accumulated several files/records, documents, news items etc (5 GB) I have scanned/transcribed/digitized so I can search my hard drive easily.
This info includes in part: prison, asylum, inmate, mug shots & Bertillon records, wanted & missing posters, photos, poor/alms/work houses, orphanages, sanitariums, court records, road/prison camp, executions, pardons, convict ships info etc. This info covers all U.S. states [and other countries] and all time frames from 1400's to present but primarily 18th & 19th century.
FATAL MINING ACCIDENTS, year 1960 and later; can provide date, miner?s name, mine name, and accident cause. Accident report reference source for major fatal accidents for all years before 1999 if year and mine name or city is known.