Bonita-Sunnyside Library is a branch of the San Diego County Library system and is located at 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902.
Contact: (619) 475-4642

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center at 4355 Bonita Rd., Bonita, California 91902 is open Wed. through Sat. 10-4.
Contact Julie Gay, Museum Director, at 619-267-5141.

Chula Vista:

Chula Vista Public Library at 365 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910 includes the John Rojas Local History Room in the Civic Center Branch Library, the Historic Photo Collection, and the Heritage Museum at 360 Third Avenue on the east side of Memorial Park, and Friends of the Chula Vista Library.
Contact: (619) 691-5069.

Chula Vista Historic Homes and updated Historic Sites 1-99.

Chula Vista Historic Preservation Program includes Historical Resources Survey Report and list of surveyed properties with criteria sorted by address.
Contact: Historic Preservation

Chula Vista Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA 91909. General meetings are held in the Library Auditorium at 12 noon on the last Wednesday of the month unless it is a holiday, August or December.
Contact: Virginia Taylor, President, or Randy Seaver, Newsletter Editor. Randy's blog is the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe.

The Living Coast Discovery Center is located at 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Contact: (619) 409-5900.

Facebook: The Chula Vista Heritage Museum

Facebook: Friends of the Chula Vista Library

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Imperial Beach:

City of Imperial Beach

Imperial Beach Library is a branch of the San Diego County Library system and is located at 847 Encina Ave., Imperial Beach, CA 91932.
Contact: (619) 424-6981

Dig Imperial Beach from Paul Spear
Facebook: Dig Imperial Beach

Facebook: Imperial Beach 60 years of History and more

Facebook: Imperial Beach Local Style

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Lincoln Acres:

Lincoln Acres Library is a branch of the San Diego County Library system and is located at 2725 Granger Ave, National City, CA 91950.
Contact: (619) 475-9880.

Facebook: Lincoln Acres, CA 91947 & 91950 Historical: Facts, Photos and Archives

National City:

National City Public Library at 1401 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950, includes the Kile Morgan Local History Room, and a list of local historic sites.

The National City Depot operated by the San Diego Electric Railway Association is located at 922 W. 23nd Street, National City, CA 91950.
Contact Tom Sapien, Librarian, or Jim Anderson, Bookstore Manager, at 619-474-4400.

The historic Noyes House at 2525 N Avenue in National City is home to the International Community Foundation and the Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Facebook: We Remember National City (CA) When. . .

Paradise Hills:

Paradise Hills library is a branch of the San Diego Public Library system and is located at 5922 Rancho Hills Drive, San Diego, CA 92139.
Contact: (619) 527-3461.

Paradise Creek Educational Park Inc. (PCEPI) is located at 1815 Hoover Ave., National City, CA 91950.


Rosarito Beach History Museum by the Museo Histórico de Rosarito on Blvd. Benito Juárez # 18 in Rosarito, Mexico

San Ysidro:

San Ysidro Branch Library is a branch of the City of San Diego Library system and is located at 101 W. San Ysidro Blvd., San Diego, CA 92173.
Contact: (619) 424-0475.

Friends of San Ysidro website is maintained by Barbara Zaragoza and includes photographs and comments on historic sites.

South Bay Compass website and Facebook page.

Facebook: You know your from San Ysidro if you.....

Spring Valley:

Spring Valley Historical Society
Bancroft Ranch House Museum is located at 9050 Memory Lane, Spring Valley, CA


The Kumiai Community Museum opened in 2011, sponsored by by the Tecate community organization Corredor Histórico CAREM A.C., which envisions this museum as the first stage of a larger museum complex located in the Tecate Cultural Center (CECUTEC).


The Tijuana Cultural Center is the large dome structure with a Museum of the Californias, located in the Zona Río district.

Museo de Historia de Tijuana opened in in November 2010, in a former City Hall on Calle Secunda.

Tijuana River Valley:

Border Field State Park is located at the west end of Monument Road, in the southwest area of the Tijuana River National Estuary. It is currently closed to the public.
Contact: (619) 575-3613.

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) is located at 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932.
Contact: Phone: (619) 575-3613.

Tijuana River Valley Equestrian Association (TRVEA) includes newsletter and maps of the river valley.
Contact: John Gabaldon, President, 619-920-1282

San Diego City:

San Diego Public Library at 330 Park Boulevard in downtown San Diego, includes Special Collections on local history in the California Room and the Genealogy Collection.

San Diego History Center at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park has a Research Library downstairs including a large photograph collection and document archives. The Center also publishes the Journal of San Diego History.
Contact: (619) 232-6203.

Historical Resources Board of the City of San Diego includes list of Historic Landmarks and Historic Districts.
Contact: (619) 235-5200, and Email: Planning Department

City Clerk's Archives, City of San Diego.
Contact: (619) 533-4000, and Email: Digital Archives

San Diego County:

History Center, Department of Parks and Recreation, County of San Diego, 5500 Overland Avenue, Suite 410, San Diego, CA  92123. This Center archives photographs, artifacts, and information related to all County parks, with extensive information on its historic parks.  The Center is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm, and by appointment. 
Contact: The volunteer researchers are Ellen Sweet and Gloria Hinkley. Phone:  (858) 966-1305.

The Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties is a networking organization that brings together representatives of historical organizations, groups, museums and historical archives.
Contact: Helen G. Halmay, editor of Adelante member newsletter.


Cabrillo National Monument Military History

Highway 94 History by Shirley Bowman Reider and the Highway 94 Club.

NOAA's Historical Map & Chart Collection has maps of San Diego Bay.

San Diego Maritime Museum

San Diego Military History Association

Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) is at 2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego CA 92110.
Contact: (619) 297-9327.

The web page was created Nov. 16, 2013, and revised Mar. 29, 2016, by Steve Schoenherr for the South Bay Historical Society | Copyright © 2016