Oakland History-1852 to 1920
Welcome to the Oakland History page. Begin exploring Oakland as it was through the decades, by clicking on a decade below. We are constantly researching and transcribing information for each of these decades, and are always adding new content. Please check back often for updates!
Some Items of Note
- Foreign Pioneers in Oakland Before 1870: Short and moderate length biographies of foreign-born men and women who resided in Oakland prior to 1870. Many include birth dates, birthplaces, death dates and spouse names.
- Oakland Tribune Indices: Over 9,500 names indexed from the pages of The Oakland (Daily) Evening Tribune. Items indexed include birth, marriage and death notices, court proceedings, accident and death reports, police blotters, and social items.
- An 1890 Census Substitute: From articles published in The Oakland Daily Evening Tribune. Nearly 450 households enumerated.