Research & Genealogy

The Ferndale Museum offers genealogy, archival research materials and assistance for members and visitors who are interested in doing historical research for both personal and professional endeavors. We offer outstanding resources for your historical or genealogical research. We have an extensive archive of material for those looking for information about friends and family, including individual and family biographical files, photographic archives, computer archives, telephone directories, business directories, voting and census data, cemetery censuses, accession and tax assessment records, Ferndale Enterprise archives, maps and historical books focusing on Ferndale, the Eel River Valley, and the Mattole Valley.

If you are interested in research, using The Ferndale Museum genealogy resources, we strongly recommend you make an appointment so that we may have material ready for you when you arrive. You may schedule an appointment by contacting museum director Lynn Lourenco at 707-786-4466.