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    American Memory 
    Digital record of American history and creativity. It features materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, that chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.

    Genealogy Program - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
     The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.  Click the links at left and below to learn about our services and records.

    The Los Angeles Regional Family History Center
    Established in 1964 to service the needs of the citizens of Los Angeles County as well as the surrounding county areas. This is the largest family history center satellite of the Salt Lake Family History Library.

    L.A. As Subject
    For information and links to web sites of other Archives that preserve materials of the Los Angeles region visit the LA as Subject database.

    National Genealogical Society
    Nonproft organization that promotes the access to and preservation of genealogical records for everyone from beginners to experienced family historicans.

    Santa Monica History Museum
    The museum collects, preserves, and promotes objects, photographs, and other materials related to the history of Santa Monica. Staff also provides one-on-one meetings

    Online Archive of California
    Provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 150 contributing institutions including Santa Monica Public Library and other libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.

    Vital Records
    For vital records of people who were born or died in Los Angeles County, go to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder website.

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