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Birth and Marriage Records
Church Records
Contributors
Court Records & Jail
Death
Directories
Finding Aids
Historical Resources
Land Records
Maps
Military Records
Miscellaneous
Naturalization & Immigration Records
Newspaper Records
Photographs
Researchers Societies

Established Date:

18 Feb 1850

Organized From:

Original County

County Seat:

Santa Rosa

SocietiesBack to the top of page

Society Member Address City State Zip
Cloverdale Historical Society PO Box 628 Cloverdale CA 95425
Generations of our Past! 15170 Drake Road Guerneville CA 95446-9444
Healdsburg Historical Society 221 Matheson Healdsburg CA 95448
Sonoma County Genealogical Society YPO Box 2273 Santa Rosa CA 95405-0273
Sonoma County Historical Society PO Box 1373 Santa Rosa CA 95402
Sonoma Valley Historical Society PO Box 861 Sonoma CA 95476
Western Sonoma County Historical Society PO Box 816 Sebastopol CA 95472

Birth & Marriage RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Birth & Marriage Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Index to Vital Data in Newspapers1855-1875 Sonoma County Genealogical SocietyIndex to book that will give more information
Index Index to Vital Data in Newspapers1876-1880 Sonoma County Genealogical SocietyIndex to book that will give more information
Index Index to Vital Data in Newspapers1881-1885 Sonoma County Genealogical SocietyIndex to book that will give more information
Organizational Index Officials Performing Marriages in Sonoma County, CA, and Vicinity1869-1882 RootsWeb

Church RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Digital Copy A rural survey of Marin and Sonoma Counties, California1916 Internet ArchivePresbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Home Missions. Dept. of Church and Country Life
Website California Church Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Court & Jail RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Court Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Digital Copy Colton Case: Colton Case. Testimony. [1st-83d Day; Nov. 13,1883-Aug. 1, 18841883 Internet ArchiveEllen M Colton, Leland Stanford, Sonoma Democrat Print
Index Judgements in Sonoma County Courts1852-1921 Sonoma County Genealogical Society
Other Index Notaries1886-1909 California Genealogy & History ArchivesPeggy Hooper & volunteers
Superior Court Website Superior Court - Sonoma CountyOfficial County Website

Death RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Death Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Index to Sonoma County Death Records1873-15 Sonoma County Genealogical SocietyIndex to book that will give more information
Cemetery Website Find A Grave - Sonoma Find A GraveCemetery Records Online
Cemetery Index GNIS Cemeteries - Sonoma United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Cemetery Website Interment.net - Sonoma Interment.netCemetery Records Online

DirectoriesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Directories CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Occupational Index First Post Offices and Postmasters, Sonoma County, California1862-1877 RootsWeb
Organizational Index East Petaluma Fire Department, Hose Company No. 21892-1909 RootsWeb
Organizational Index Petaluma Fire Department Engine Company No. 11886 RootsWeb
Organizational Index Sonoma Fire Department Engine Company #21865-1873 RootsWeb
Organizational Index Young America Engine Company No. 3 (Petaluma)1873 RootsWeb

Finding AidsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Record Finding Aids CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website Family Search Wiki - Sonoma County Family Search
Website The California GenWeb Project The US GenWeb ProjectCAGW Administrative Team

Historical ResourcesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State History Resources CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website Wikipedia - Sonoma WikipediaHistory, Government, Neighborhoods, etc.
County History Digital Copy An illustrated history of Sonoma County, California. Containing a history of the county of Sonoma from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time1889 Internet ArchiveChicago: Lewis Publishing Co
County History Digital Copy Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Sonoma County, California1877 Internet ArchiveRobert A Thompson, Philadelphia: LH Everts
County History Digital Copy History of Sonoma County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present time1911 Internet ArchiveThomas Jefferson Gregory, Los Angeles: Historic Records Co.
Ethnic Digital Copy The Russian settlement in California known as Fort Ross; founded 1812, abandoned 1841. Why the Russians came and why they left1896 Internet ArchiveRobert A Thompson, Sonoma Democrat Publishing Co
Place Website Building Histories Philadelphia Architects and BuildingsThe Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Place Website County Bridges BridgeHunter.com James Baughn?and?contributors.
Place Website Extant Railroad/Railway Structures Railroad Station Historical Society Compiled by M. J. Camp, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc
Place Index GNIS Populated Places: Sonoma United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Index GNIS Post Offices: Sonoma United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Website Historical Landmarks California State Historical LandmarksDonald Laird
Place Book History of Sebastiani Vineyards, 1955-present : oral history transcript 1955 + Internet ArchivesL. Doug Davis

Land RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Land Records & Maps CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Free Online Database 1964-current Sonoma County Clerk Recorder Assessorimages are not available as stated
Digital Copy The vineyards in Sonoma County; being the report of I. De Turk, commissioner for the Sonoma District ..1893 Internet ArchiveIsaac DeTurk. California Board of Viticultural Commissioiners
Mining Website Stone Quarries & Beyond- Sonoma CountyPeggy Perazzo & Pat Perazzo

MapsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Information on Maps is not available today.

Military RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Military Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Santa Rosa California Military MusuemM.L. Shettle
Website Windsor Branch Prisoner of War Camp California State Military Museum

Miscellaneous RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website Miscellaneous California State Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Naturalization & Immigration RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Naturalization & Immigration Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

NewspapersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Newspapers CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index Chronicling America - Sonoma County CA Newspapers Library of CongressInventory of Newspapers Published in the county
Website Press Democart
Digital CopyPress Democrat 1/1/1995AM / AWSanta Rosa
Digital CopySonoma Index-Tribune 1996-currentNA / AM part
Vital Data in Newspapers of Sonoma County, California v.11855-1875Sonoma County Genealogical Society

PhotographsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Photograph Collections CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Calisphere - Sonoma CalispherePictures and texts - Calisphere is a service of the?UC Libraries, powered by the?California Digital Library.
Digital Copy LOC - Prints and Photographs: Sonoma Library of CongressLibrary of Congress Digital Photograph Collection
Digital Copy Sonoma History Images1850+Photographs from 1850 to Present, all formats welcome, postcards, cabinet cards, cdv,s rppc,s even family photos. Sample locations include, Cloverdale, Hopland, Healdsburg, Preston, Geysers, Mccrays, Ect.
Postcard Digital Copy Penny Postcards from California US GenWeb ArchivesUS GenWeb Archives

ResearchersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Information on Researchers is not available today.

ContributorsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Suzanne S Waxmann
Suzanne Waxmann
 
 
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