Two excellent Historical Research Libraries in Nevada City:
Searls Historical Library
Operated by the Nevada County Historical Society: an archive of original historical documents and photos made accessible by a comprehensive card index. You will be assisted by volunteers. Photocopies $.50 each.
214 Church Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Open Mon - Sat 1pm-4pm
Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
Newspapers on microfilm, cemetery and mortuary indexes, naturalizations, court records, tax records, property records on microfilm, mining collection, maps, directories, local histories and much more.
211 N. Pine Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Open Thurs - Sat 10-4 (closed during lunch).