State Library’s genealogy resources spotlighted

From The Davis Enterprise

” The California State Library’s California History Room is a nearby treasure trove of genealogical information that includes vast collections of rare publications, city directories and unique indexes that make this library a “must” stop for any genealogist. Housed here are primary source materials directly related to California local history and genealogy.An expert will describe the room’s rare books, maps, newspapers and periodicals as well as the huge collection of one-of-a-kind photographs, letters, paintings, posters, pamphlets, sheet music and telephone books spanning the years 1878-2006 that can help listeners learn about their California ancestors.Smith is a reference librarian in the California History Room with a strong background in local history and archival work.”