Marin County Poor Farm & Hospital Cemetery Vol. 4
In 1880 land was purchased by the county and a facility built to care for the elderly and poor who were either indigent or had no family in the area able to care for them. During the earliest years, a farm was associated with the building and those who lived there and were physically able, helped in the barn and fields. A hospital was erected and opened in 1913. A cemetery has been associated with the Marin County Farm/Hospital since the beginning. Many records were kept and are now housed in the California Room at the Marin County Library in the Civic Center; other burials were gleaned from undertaker's records, the Stephen Eden funeral register, burial permits, and a couple of notices from the newspaper. This cemetery has never had stones to mark the graves. Burials began in 1880 and the last were in the 1960s.
Price: $11 (plus tax for CA residents)
Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions, Vol. 1
The book encompasses the entire history of the Cemetery up to about 2008. There will be another volume produced for those areas not included in Volume 1 and recent burials. Printed copies of this Volume 1 will be available at $40, which includes tax and shipping and handling, but only after at least 5 orders have been received. A PDF version is available on a CD for $15, which includes tax and shipping and handling. The PDF version is better for viewing the maps included, contains links to each section of the cemetery, and is every-word searchable. Contact Marin County Genealogical Society for more information.
Stephen Eden Funeral Register
Stephen Eden ran an undertaking company from 1913 to 1925. Typical information in this old register includes name, age, date of funeral, location and date of death, cause of death, place of burial. Also included in this book are obituaries for all who had them in the local newspaper and a few photos of tombstones.
Price: $22 (plus tax for CA residents)