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Hints for a successful search.

  • Some bios are listed, for example, Smith, Jr., John or Smith, John, Jr., same with Sr. or Mrs., check both ways.

  • You might find two bios for the same person listed different ways. A person’s bio may be listed in two or more books and listed with the first name or initials, check both ways.

  • A business could be listed ‘Bank of Willits’ or ‘Willits Bank’; A. J. Moore and Company could be listed as Moore. A. J. and Company, check both ways.

  • The main thing is to check ALL combinations you can think of.

  • Also look in both Sections of bios.

Good luck!

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California Biographies Part 2
(more bios)
updated 15 Aug 2011


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Large Business Houses - 1878

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Native Daughters of the Golden West

Pacific Grove History