National Archives at San Francisco

Contact the National Archives at San Francisco

As a center for historical and genealogical research, we have both an Archival and Microfilm Research Room.

You may visit us, or contact us by mail, telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail. In your written correspondence, please include:

  • your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • e-mail


Please provide as much information as possible about your research topic, such as:

  • the agency that created the records
  • important names
  • time period
  • geographic location


Click here for a map to help you plan your visit


To make the best use of your time at our facility, please make an appointment for your research by sending an email to

How to Contact Us


Archival Research and Genealogy


(650) 238-3501
(650) 238-3510
Mailing Address:
The National Archives at San Francisco
Leo J. Ryan Federal Building
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
Textual Research Room
Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building


Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed all Federal Holidays


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