Research Resources

Local History and Genealogy Collections

Carlsbad Historical Society (link is external)
(760) 434-9189
258 Beech Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Escondido Pioneer Room (link is external)
(760) 839-4315
247 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Fallbrook Historical Society (link is external)
(760) 723-4125260
Rockycrest Ln, Fallbook, 92028
Oceanside Historical Society (link is external)  (link is external)
(760) 722-4786
305 North Nevada Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

Rancho Bernardo Historical Society (link is external)
email: (link sends e-mail)
(858) 775-5788
13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128 (in Bernardo Winery)
Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society
(858) 756-9291
6036 La Flecha, #1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (physical address)
6036 La Flecha, P O Box 1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (mailing address)
San Dieguito Heritage Museum
(760) 632-9711
450 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
San Marcos Historical Society (link is external)
(760) 744-9025
1952 Sycamore Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069

Vista Historical Society (link is external)
(760) 630-0444
2317 Foothill Dr, Vista CA 92085
San Diego Historical Society/History Center (link is external)
(619) 232-6203
1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego, CA   92101

California and National Collections

California State Archives (Sacramento)—Legislative history and public records
Laguna Niguel/Riverside, CA, and Washington DC

Helpful Websites

Family Records

"Archiving Family History", 3 Parts (New York Times, 5/29, 6/05, 6/12/2013)             

Conservation and Preservation

Conserv O Grams (link is external) (National Park Service, some are very technical)
Archivery (link is external)(from Archives Methods)
"Preserving Family Photographs" (link is external) from the Society of California Archivists


"Advice on How to Research Family History", 4 Parts (New York Times, 11/06, 11/13, 1/20, 11/27/2013)

Oral History

"Doing Oral History" (link is external)  from Society of California Archivists
--Compiled March 31, 2015 by Judith A. Downie, updated 20160510

Contact Us

(760) 750-4312

Campus Location
Kellogg Library Building, 1006

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096