Solano County, California Genealogy
Guide to Solano County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Solano County, California|
Location in the state of California
Location of California in the U.S.
|Founded||February 18, 1850|
|Address|| Solano County Courthouse|
701 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Solano County Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Places/Localities
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Bible Records
- 3.2 Biography
- 3.3 Cemeteries
- 3.4 Census
- 3.5 Church History and Records
- 3.6 Court Records
- 3.7 Crime and Criminals
- 3.8 Directories
- 3.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 3.10 Gazetteers
- 3.11 Genealogy
- 3.12 History
- 3.13 Maps
- 3.14 Migration
- 3.15 Military History and Records
- 3.16 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 3.17 Newspapers
- 3.18 Obituaries
- 3.19 Periodicals
- 3.20 Probate Records
- 3.21 Repositories
- 3.22 Societies
- 3.23 Taxation
- 3.24 Vital Records
- 3.25 Voting Registers
- 4 Websites
- 5 References
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1850 <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Solano County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>
18 February 1850: Solano County was created as an original county. County seat: Fairfield 
For tips on accessing Solano County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.
Church History and Records
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Military History and Records
Naturalization and Citizenship
Solano County Library, Vacaville, CA - http://www.solanolibrary.com/research/template.cfm?id=2122
Archives, Libraries and Museums
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Fairfield California Family History Center
- Vacaville California Family History Center
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder.
- Solano County CAGenWeb
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives backup site
- FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).