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.