The Mendocino County Historical Society maintains the Held-Poage Research Library located at 603 West Perkins Street in Ukiah California 95444. Their website is www.mchs.ws.
This repository has just what one would expect from a historical society. There you will find a fair
sized collection of genealogical references from all over the country, in addition to collections focused on the region and Mendocino County in particular. Telephone books, school annuals, old maps, and photographs. The county's Great Register from 1865 to 1970 is available.
I was very pleased to tour the newly built archives building located on the same property. This building will house extensive archival collections. Patrons will use the first floor Reading Room. On the day of my visit, things were still being moved in. This will be a terrific resource in the very near future.
Parking on street. Eats on State Street a few blocks away. Try the Ukiah Brewing Company.
Donations to the Mendocino County Historical Society are greatly appreciated.
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