Available Record Collections

This will be an ever changing page.  I will be adding new collections as I find them!

If you don't see the record type or dates you're specifically interested in, don't be too discouraged!  Records may be available but not listed yet.  Email me and I will confirm availability of records/collections for your search.

Riverside Public Library

Hemet Public Library


  • 25 Newspapers Titles, running from 6 July 1878 to Present
  • Riverside County Assessor's Tax rolls
    • 1979/1980
    • 1986/1987
  • County of Riverside Index to Voters
    • November 1960 - November 1972
  • City Directories, 1889 - 1966
  • Historical Maps
  • Historical photos of local structures and prominient citizens
  • Special Collections including information on the military installation Camp Haan.
  • Yearbooks for local High Schools, Middle Schools and Colleges.  A Partial List:
    • Arlington High School (1976 - 2014)
    • Caliornia Baptist College (1983 - 1984)
    • Riverside Christian High School (1983 - 2000)
    • John W North High School (1967 - 2014)
    • La Sierra High School (Sunrise) (1981 - 2000)
    • Martin Luther King High School (2000 - 2014)
    • Norte Vista High School (1975 - 2001)
    • Notre Dame High School (1976 - 2004)
    • Ramona High School (1957 - 2014)
    • Riverside Junior College (1920's - 1960's)
    • Riverside High School (1903 - 1908)



  • Newspapers
  • Select Yearbooks
  • Select City Directories, beginning about 1940
  • Select Motor Vehicle Violation Books
    • Justice Motor Vehicle Docket - Hemet Judicial District, Riverside County - 8/1957 to 4/1958
  • Select Court Books
    • Justice Court Docket Criminal - Hemet Judicial District, Riverside County - 4/1957 to 7/1966

San Diego Public Library


  • Newspapers, including:
    • The San Diego Union
    • The Evening Tribune, San Diego
  • City Directories, (1887-1984)
  • Vertical and subject files including family histories

Temecula Public Library


  • Newspapers
    • Rancho News, February 1968-December 1996
    • Californian, January 1983 - November 2012
    • Riverside Press Enterprise, January 1992 - December 2015
  • Yearbooks
    • Great Oak High School (2005-2013)
    • Linefield Christian High School (1983-1999)
    • Chaparrel High School (1998-2015)
    • Temecula Valley High School (1985-2015)

Moreno Valley Public Library

National Archives at Riverside


  • Yearbooks for local Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools.
    • Alessandro Junior High School (1960-1979)
    • Alessandro Middle School (1995)
    • Armada Elementary School (2003-2007)
    • Butterfield Elementary School (1994-1995)
    • Canyon Springs High School (1987-1995)
    • Moreno Valley High School (1964-1995)
    • North Ridge Magnet School (1993-1996)
    • Orange & Green Polytechnic High School (1932-1953)
    • Palm Middle School (1993)
    • Rancho Verde High School (1992-1994)
    • Serrano Elementary School (1994-1995)
    • Sugar Hill School (1991-2000)
    • Valley View High School (1989-2003)

  • Please visit:
             http://www.archives.gov/riverside/

Please work with an archivist at NARA prior to hiring me.   These men and women are the experts in their collections and will work with you (for free!) to identify what you need and which specific records in their holdings are most likely to be valuable in your research.  However, they are time crunched and might not have the availability to look through a box of un-indexed records on your behalf for that one sheet of paper you need.   But I can!

University of California, Riverside
Special Collections at Tomás Rivera

The Special Collections Library at UCR has a vast, diverse set of records. 

You can learn more about their holdings at http://library.ucr.edu/collections/notable-collections

To browse for specific records, visit:
http://scotty.ucr.edu/
The availability and content of the collections listed on this page are subject to change without notice.  
 
Many of these collections are currently incomplete.  Dates given are the first and last available volumes only.  As an example, the collection of yearbooks held at Riverside Public Library for La Sierra High School begins in 1981 and ends in 2000.  However 1984-1995 yearbooks are not available.   

There is no guarantee the person you are searching for will appear in these or any other record collection.  For instance, if someone was not registered to vote, they will not be in the Voter Index.