AHSGR Central California Chapter
Our library shelves are overflowing will wonderful resources for your genealogy research. The chapter library is open for genealogy research Monday thru Friday 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM and on Saturday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM where the Genealogy Chair or other volunteers are available to assist researchers. Searches are made by request at $5.00 per half hour plus $ .15 per photocopy made. See our page of items for sale and research.
Chapter volunteers have collected vital statistics of Fresno City and County - births, deaths, and marriages from about 1890 to 1975. Also included are 5,000 applications for citizenship and copies of the local German church records, which are the Free Evangelical Luthern Cross Church (now known as the Cross Church, which was organized in 1892), the Zion Congregational Church, the Wartburg Church, the Biola Congregational Church, the Salem Church of Sanger and the Third Church of Sanger.
The library also houses various reference books on how to conduct genealogy research and various books about Germans from Russia, family genealogies, village newsletters, many maps, & the huge west coast repository which consists of 100,000 duplicate obituary cards and 55,000 family group cards of those held at the Heritage Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A collection of 383 files, including 195,873 individuals are in the computer by using the Personal Ancestry File (PAF). We accept GEDCOMs. Click here to view this huge list of surnames previously researched. The villages associated with each surname are also listed.
We will attempt to respond to every inquiry.
Copyright 2002 AHSGR - Central California Chapter