Oakland Newspaper Transcriptions

Newspapers have huge potential to aid you in your genealogy research, as well as enhance your understanding of your own family history.

Following are excerpts and full transcriptions of genealogical interest from various Oakland newspapers, notably The Oakland (Daily Evening) Tribune. We currently have transcriptions in the following areas:

General History and Transcriptions.

Census and Census Substitutes
An 1890 Census Substitute. From articles published in The Oakland Daily Evening Tribune.

Marriages and Marriage Licenses.
The Tribune occasionally published accounts of who was receiving marriage licenses. Following are the transcriptions of these small articles:

Immigration and Overland Arrivals. Information on immigrants and immigration, as well as lists of passengers arriving in Oakland via the overland trains. (Overland arrivels lists include place of residence for each traveler.)
Politics and Elections.

Personals and Local News Items
Societies, Clubs and Professional Lists
Illnesses and Diseases.

Churches and Church Records.


Oakland Cemeteries
Oakland Cemeteries, 1852-1863.
For more information on these early Oakland cemeteries, see Before Mountain View Cemetery.
Oakland Cemeteries, 1863-present.
Includes Mountain View Cemetery and others.
Probate and Wills.