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.
Probate Abstracts 1850-1880; Register of Delayed Births (Applications for Birth Certificate); 1890 Great Register (1884-1890 Voter Registrations); Newspaper Vitals 1880-1899; Earliest Deaths and Burials Butte County CA 1859-1905. Multiple Cemeteries with older burials and no office for look-up. My claim to fame is finding that hard to locate burial. No reimbursement, as I only do look-ups from indexes at home. Respond, normally within a week, by email.