HRC has collected a wide variety of historical newspapers and periodicals. For example, microfilmed copies of the Union Democrat from the 1800s and early 1900s have been scanned for information on people and places. A hard copy of the information is generated, added to HRC's database, and filed as appropriate.
There are also many other newspapers in HRC that need to be reviewed for items of historical significance.
HRC also has a fine collection of books pertaining to the area (some written by local authors). In addition, there is an assortment of helpful genealogy "how to" books.
Abstracts of the Southern Tuolumne County Court Records in their original ledgers, dating back to 1920, have been entered into a searchable data base.
There are hundreds of files on various individuals, buildings, and businesses (past and present) of the area. There are also pamphlet files with information regarding various other activities and events (i.e., IOOF of Big Oak Flat, Buck Meadows CCC Camp, etc,)
Abstracts of roughly 1,000 obituaries have been generated and entered into a searchable database in the HRC computer system. Copies of the obituaries are shelved and available. There are also copies of early records that are no longer available from the Tuolumne County Court House.
The HRC has published a survey of the burials at the Divide Cemetery and a revision to Dr. Allen Repashy's work on burials at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
On or near Memorial Day, in conjunction with Oak Grove Cemetery District, there have been "historic walks" at one of the two local cemeteries. Volunteers present a brief history of a person buried at a specific gravesite. Volunteers are needed to research individuals buried at both graveyards and talk about that person and his/their family during the walk.
There are a variety of documents and photos related to area schools (Big Oak Flat, Deer Flat, Groveland, Moccasin, Gravel Range). Volunteers are needed to determine when and where the photographs were taken and identify the teachers and students.
HRC also has considerable information in its files for 50 to 100 mines in the area. Volunteers are needed to identify mine locations and to accumulate additional data on owners and mine activity.