San Francisco Genealogy
With the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake fast approaching, it seems appropriate to mention San Francisco Genealogy—a clearinghouse for free genealogical and historical information about San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and the rest of California. Scroll down the list of Online Genealogy Databases and you'll begin to appreciate the effort that has gone into the site. What I like most are the obscure lists found here—listing members of a bowling association in 1949, and guests to the Hotel Bella Vista in 1905. And, yes, there's plenty of information on the 1906 quake and its marital consequences.