Materials Available at the Doris Foley Library

Nevada County History


The Library contains research materials regarding Nevada County history. All materials are for in-Library use only; though many of the books are available at other branches for check out. Resources available at the Foley Library date from the early 1850s and include:
  • 1855 - 1871 Emmanuel Episcopal Church Baptism Index
  • Address History lookup
  • Ancestry.com (access available at the library)
  • Birth records 1873-1993, subject to California SB 1614 and 247 viewing laws
  • California Board of Equalization Order Books 1899-1916
  • California Census 1852
  • Cemetery Records 1850- 1997
  • City Directories 1861-1949
  • Cornish Collection
  • Court Records, Superior, Probate, City, County, Small Claims, Motor Vehicle, various years 1851-1980.
  • Death Record Index 1873-1996
  • Doctors Medical Certificates 1934-1972
  • Draft Registrations 1917-1918
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Birth, Death, Marriage 1855-1942
  • Freemasons Proceedings 1850-1954
  • Grand Jury Reports 1972-2001
  • Grass Valley City Charters and Codes 1893-1912
  • Heritage Quest Online powered by Ancestry (requires valid Nevada County Library card)
  • I.R.S. Assessment List 1862-1874
  • Idaho Maryland Mine Personnel Files Index
  • Insane Commitments 1901-1969
  • Jones Hospital Birth Records 1918-1950
  • Lodge records of the Manzanita, Freemasons, and Oustamah
  • Maps of Area, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads
  • Marks and Brands 1876-1918
  • Marriage Index 1856-1998, Certificates 1856-1870
  • Mining Collection of hundreds of books, periodicals and maps
  • Mortuary Index 1877-1928, Records 1873-1966
  • Naturalization Records 1856-1959
  • Newspapers, The Union 1865 - present, and other out of print papers 1851-1980 all on microfilm.
  • Nisenan Research Collection
  • Phone Directories 1911-2016
  • Recorders Office Official Records 1856-1979
  • Records of Orphans on State Aid 1904-1912
  • Registrations of Dentists 1902-1949
  • Surveyors Records 1891-1936
  • The Union 1865-1885 digital
  • Voter Precinct Registers 1868-1981, various years
  • Yearbooks 1908-2000