As many of you know, I am a member of the Marin County Genealogical Society. Although I do not have an ancestors who come from my county, part of my husband’s family has lived in the area since the 1950’s. There are many resources in our county to find old photos including the Marin County Genealogical Society, Anne T. Kent California Room at the Marin County Public Library, The Marin History Museum, and the Novato History Museum.
I recently came across another great place that is crowd sourcing old photos of Marin. It is the Lost Marin page on Facebook.
There are just under 2,000 members in this group. The page encourages you to post photos from your own collection or ones you find that are in the public domain. I was surprised how active the page is. It is also kind of addictive. I am always curious what is going to get posted next. One thing is for sure- it is an amazing view into the past!
If you have any ancestors from Marin or just want to look at some great photos, you should check out this page and join the group!