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Materials Available at the Doris Foley Library

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Materials Available at the Doris Foley Library
Published on: 4/9/2012 12:00 AM
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The following list of materials can be found at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research.


The Library contains research materials regarding Nevada County history. All materials are for in-Library use only; though many of the books are available at other branches for check out. Resources available at the Foley Library date from the early 1850s and include:

Address History lookup
Ancestry.com (access available at the library)
1855 - 1871 Emmanuel Episcopal Church Baptism Index 
Birth records 1873-1993, subject to California SB 1614 & 247 viewing laws
California Board of Equalization Order Books 1899-1916
California Census 1852
Cemetery Records 1850- 1997
City Directories 1861-1949
Cornish Collection
Court Records, Superior, Probate, City, County, Small Claims, Motor Vehicle, various years 1851-1980.
Death Record Index 1873-1996
Doctors Medical Certificates 1934-1972
Draft Registrations 1917-1918
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Birth, Death, Marriage 1855-1942
Freemasons Proceedings 1850-1954
Heritage Quest Online powered by Ancestry (requires valid Nevada County Library card)
Grand Jury Reports 1972-2001
Grass Valley City Charters and Codes 1893-1912
Idaho Maryland Mine Personnel Files Index
Insane Commitments 1901-1969
I.R.S. Assessment List 1862-1874
Jones Hospital Birth Records 1918-1950
Lodge records of the Manzanita, Freemasons, and Oustamah
Maps of Area, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads
Marks and Brands 1876-1918
Marriage Index 1856-1998, Certificates 1856-1870
Mining Collection of hundreds of books, periodicals and maps
Mortuary Index 1877-1928, Records 1873-1966
Naturalization Records 1856-1959
Newspapers, The Union 1865 – present, and other out of print papers 1851-1980 all on microfilm. 
The Union 1865-1885 digital
Nisenan Research Collection
Phone Directories 1911-2016
Recorders Office Official Records 1856-1979
Records of Orphans on State Aid 1904-1912
Registrations of Dentists 1902-1949
Surveyors Records 1891-1936
Voter Precinct Registers 1868-1981, various years
Yearbooks 1908-2000
Laura Pappani
County Librarian

980 Helling Way
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: Varies by Branch
Phone: 530.265.7050
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