Saturday, November 7, 2015

Orange County Archives

Your Blogger attended a lecture this morning given by Chris Jepsen, Assistant Archivist at the OC Archives. Chris presented a “Behind the Scenes” look at what the Archives actually has in its many collections; and the breadth and depth of those holdings amazed everyone present.

photo: © Asfandyar at en.wikipedia

Archival records begin in 1889, the year Orange County separated from Los Angeles County, and they continue up to the present day in some cases; so, put the Orange County Archives on your list of genealogical repositories to visit. They are located in the old courthouse building at 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701. 

For more information, and to access digitized images from the Archives, go to

RESEARCH TIP: If you have been unable to find obits for Long Beach family members who retired to Orange County in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, this is the place to look!  

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