Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

County Archives

The San Diego County Archives program is a unit within the Office of the Recorder/County Clerk. Established in 2020, the mission of the County Archives is to manage, preserve, and facilitate access to all those Recorder/County Clerk official records with permanent retention and enduring historic value. The County Archives carefully preserves the collections while enabling the broadest possible access to the records by the community.

The collections document the activities of the County of San Diego from its establishment in 1850 to the present day. The collections include administrative records, official records, maps, and historic birth, death and marriage records.

For brief overviews of our collecting areas, please visit our Collections Overview page. The County Archives welcomes all inquiries related to the collections.


There are several ways to conduct research using the San Diego County Archives’ collections.

We invite you to contact the County Archives with any research or visit queries.

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Visit our Collections Overviews page for brief overviews of our collecting areas.

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