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  • Hi, welcome to Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Seeking a business name / address in Northern California from the late 1960's. page.

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    • Hello, I am new to Wikia, but was with RAGOK for a few years in my small home town.  It feels good to be back !  Hello to all.  I am Joni, I am looking for a business name of a restaurant my father and mother owned for a short time in the Palo Alto, CA area in the late 1960's - definitely 1969, and into the early 1970's.  It was sold by 1972.  I thought the name was "Los Altos Inn Restaurant and Bar" but as a teen, I could be wrong !  There was an inn behind it, and it looked rather like a Lyon's style restaurant with a little bara to the side.  I don't believe it was actally located in Los Altos, but a Santa Clara, Co. telephone book of that area (Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Mt. View) might be very helpful.  I hope someone is able to reference this !  It might be good to use the "yellow pages" under restaurants, just in case my naming it is wrong.  Thanks anyone for your assistance.  Now I need to find out how I can volunteer with obits in my area !  

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  • I am hoping someone can direct me on a good way to find my father's restaurant that he and my mother owned for about 2-3 years in Santa Clara County, CA.  I tried to use a "Google" search for old telephone books, and did not find that available online.  The two historical societies in the area don't help individuals with business names and suggest I visit and search old telephone books but it is a 4 hour drive each way for me now.  Any ideas are most welcome; I have been working on this for about 10 days to no avail.  Thanks so much.  Joni

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    • Hi Joni,

      If your a member of Ancestry they have many City Directory listings for many states. By putting in a search for your fathers name then chosing to search under Schools, Directories and Church records it will give you listings for Public Directries with that name. Many will have scanned photos of the directory page and not all are just residences. I have found business owned by family members this way.though often it does not give the exact name of the business.

      Hope that helps you some.

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