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San Fernando Valley Resources

Newspapers of the Past

dotThe San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society extracted (over a period of years) vital records from old newspapers published in the San Fernando Valley. All four volumes, of information from 1911 to 1945, have now been published and you can view the index of names with the extracted information at their web site. These Vital Records, such as births, marriages and deaths are from the following newspapers.

  • Lankershim Laconic and Lankershim Press 1911-1925
  • Lankershim Press and North Hollywood Press 1926-1934
  • North Hollywood Press and San Fernando Valley Times 1935-1940
  • The San Fernando Valley Times 1941-1945

These newspapers are held by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society at the Pico Adobe. You can contact them for more detailed information once you find the extracted information.


dotThe California State Library
California History Room
Room 200
Library and Courts Building II
900 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Located in Sacramento California, this library has some old newspapers from the San Fernando Valley on microfilm. The number of holdings vary.
Visit their catalog for details

  • San Fernando Valley Times
  • Valley Herald
  • SFV Times
  • North Hollywood Sun Record
  • Roscoe Herald
  • North Hollywood Valley Times
  • Valley Times
  • Valley Times Today
  • San Fernando Valley Times
  • North Hollywood Valley times and Herald of Roscoe
  • San Fernando Valley Sun and Breeze
  • The Valley Herald
  • Burbank Valley Times
  • Van Nuys Valley Times


Current Newspapers

Burbank Leader
221 No. Brand Blvd. 2nd floor
Glendale, CA 91203

The newspaper started publication around the turn of the century. The Burbank Public Library has the years 1931-1985 on microfilm when it was called the Burbank Daily Review. It became the Burbank Leader in 1985

Burbank Times
3917 W. Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505-4327

Daily News
21221 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

This paper started publication in 1911. The California State University Northridge has it on microfilm.

pink dotGlendale News Press
221 No. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203

This paper started publication in 1905 and the Glendale Public Library has it on microfilm. Now it is a supplement to the L.A. Times covering the communities of Glendale and Montrose

blue dotJapanese American Newspaper
1108 Vincent Way
Glendale, CA 91205-3621
(818) 956-0551

yellow dotLos Angeles Times
Main Office
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles CA
There is an on-line search capability for some of the more recent information in the Archives of the Los Angeles Times. You can search the Obituary Section. You can also call "Times on Demand" during business hours. (800) 788-8804. They charge for in depth research and reprinting. The Newspaper started publication in 1881. California State University Northridge has all of the issues on Microfilm in the Oviatt Library.
pink dotRecord Ledger
P. O. Box 270
San Fernando, CA 91340
Microfilm copies of back issues can be found at Bolton Hall Museum (Home of the Sunland-Tujunga Little Landers Historical Society)