Items of Interest
Forum Bulletin - #1

Although some Californians may proclaim that they are the 4th or 5th generation of their family to live in this fair state, if each of us goes back far enough, one of our progenitors was the first of us to step on California soil. In a larger sense, we Californians are either immigrants or their children - whether our antecedents crossed the Berring land bridge or came by Amtrak. Nor have we all arrived here legally. Some of us might find a bit of irony in the fact that our forebearers may have been Yankee sailors who jumped ship when they reached the California coast, and became legal Mexican citizens only by marrying Caifornio women. From history's perspective when we search out our family roots, we often learn that despite differences in perhaps race, ethnicity or culture, we have a lot in common with others who sought a new home or life west of the Sierra crest. The mission of the California History Forum is to help build a better community by sharing this - our common history.

Sheldon C. Bachus
CHF Founder
Community Perspectives - Database Catalogs
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DOCU-00011860pdfU.S. Federal 1860 Census, Warren, NH
DOCU-00021866pdfGreat Register of 1866 Voters, Calaveras, County, CA
DOCU-00031870pdfU.S. Federal 1870 Census, San Francisco, CA
DOCU-00041880pdfDeed of Sale to Sheldon Family, 1880, Sonoma Cnty, CA
DOCU-00051880pdfU.S. Federal 1880 Census, Analy Township, CA
DOCU-00061880pdfU.S. Federal 1880 Census, Sutro, NV
DOCU-00071894pdfVoter Register 1894, Sonoma County, CA
DOCU-00081850pdfU. S. Federal 1850 Census, Bristol, CT
DOCU-00101879pdfPresident Grant & H.H. Sheldon 1879, Sutro Tunnel, NV
DOCU-00111880pdfLetter from Adolph Sutro to Henry Sheldon, 3/3/1880
DOCU-00131898pdfVoter Register 1898, Alameda County, CA
DOCU-00141870pdfWard & District Map of San Francisco - 1870
DOCU-00151900pdfU. S. Federal 1900 Census, N. Sebastopol, CA
DOCU-00162014pdfThe West Coast Sheldons - Henry Hargrave Sheldon
DOCU-00172014pdfPeter Bachus - Biographical Summary
DOCU-00182015htmSRHS Interest Group Webpage
YDOC-001N/A0.pdfIn The Night Brightly Burning
YDOC-002N/A0.pdfDon't Let The Bed Grow Cold