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<big><big><big><font color="#003366">'''''Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library'''''</font></big></big></big><br>&nbsp;[[Image:Repository Building.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Repository Building.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
 
=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:''' &nbsp;[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/ref/ask.html E-mail a Librarian] <br>  
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'''E-mail:''' &nbsp;[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/ref/ask.html E-mail a Librarian] <br>
  
 
'''Address:'''  
 
'''Address:'''  
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:Local History and Genealogy Annex  
 
:Local History and Genealogy Annex  
 
:211 E Street  
 
:211 E Street  
:Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br>
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:Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:''' &nbsp;707-545-0831 ext. 562<br>  
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'''Telephone:''' &nbsp;707-545-0831 ext. 562<br>
  
 
'''Hours:''' &nbsp;Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  
 
'''Hours:''' &nbsp;Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:''' &nbsp;{''Optional''}
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[http://maps.google.com/maps?output=html&zoom=2&q=3rd+St+%26+E+St,+Santa+Rosa,+CA+95404&zoom=2 '''Map''']
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
  
*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/index.html Sonoma County Library Internet Site]<br>  
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*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/index.html Sonoma County Library Internet site] branches, events, programs, services, resources.<br>
*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/catalog.html Sonoma County Library Catalog Online]&nbsp; <br>  
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*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/catalog.html Sonoma County Library catalog online] by keyword, author, title, subject, or series.<br>
*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/history/history.scl Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library Page] <br>
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*[http://catalog.sonomalibrary.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=hist Sonoma County Local History Index] search by keyword, subject (places, names, events, etc.), title, or author.
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*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/history/history.scl Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library page] photos, maps, workshops, county records, obituaries 1974-now, newspapers 1857-now, federal censuses and their indexes, city directories.<br>
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
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'''Sonoma County and California sources'''  
 
'''Sonoma County and California sources'''  
  
*[http://catalog.sonomalibrary.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=hist Sonoma County History Index] of names, places, and events in thousands of local history books. <br>  
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*[http://catalog.sonomalibrary.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=hist Sonoma County History Index] of names, places, and events in thousands of local history books. <br>
 
*Sonoma County newspapers (Press Democrat): microfilm, 1857 to 1969  
 
*Sonoma County newspapers (Press Democrat): microfilm, 1857 to 1969  
 
*Sonoma County city directories 1874 – 1969  
 
*Sonoma County city directories 1874 – 1969  
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=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/history/index.html Sonoma County History &amp; Genealogy Library brochure] (.pdf)
 
 
=== Substitute Repositories  ===
 
  
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;{{PAGENAME}}, a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[http://www.sonomalibrary.org/branches/ Sonoma County Main and Branch Libraries], parent system of the History and Genealogy Annex.<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/Lake_County_CA__Library/Genealogy.htm Lake County Library],&nbsp;local history (Mauldin notes), newspapers 1863-now, vital records index 1863-1949.<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[http://www.marinlibrary.org/ Marin County Free Library], San Rafael, California Room, oral history, images, maps.<br>
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*[http://www.countyofnapa.org/library/ Napa City-County Library], HeritageQuestOnline, ProQuest, Biography and Genealogy Master Index.<br>
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*[http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/library/ Mendocino County Library], newspapers, computers, genealogy reference room (Ft. Bragg).<br>
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*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/family-history-resources.htm California State Archives], probates, deeds, naturalizations, National Guard, prisons, veteran home registers.<br>
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*[http://www.library.ca.gov/ California State Library], California Information File, censuses, county histories, vital records, DAR, newspapers.<br>
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*[http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ California Historical Society], Online Archive of California, 50,000 books, 4000 manuscripts, 500,000 images.<br>
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*[http://www.californiaancestors.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=6&Itemid=30 California Genealogical Society and Library], databases, census, vital, military, naturalizations, newspapers.<br>
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*[http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court Northern District of California],&nbsp;federal court records.
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*[http://www.courtreference.com/Courts-Online.php?court=702 Sonoma County Hall of Justice], birth, marriage, death, and other court records.<br>
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*[http://www.sfgenealogy.com/norcal/resourcecenter/toc.htm#NATIONAL%20ARCHIVES National Archives, Pacific Sierra Region], San Bruno, federal censuses 1790–1930; selected military service indexes, pension indexes, passenger lists, and naturalizations, African American and Native American records.<br>
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*[http://www.library.ca.gov/about/DirectionsDetails.html#SF Sutro Library], San Francisco, best genealogical collection in California, family and local history, indexes.
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*[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ Bancroft Library], Berkeley, western Americana and migration, maps, newspapers, photographs.<br>
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*[http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/ University of California Libraries], libraries on 10 UC campuses.<br>
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*[http://library.sonoma.edu/ Sonoma State University Library],&nbsp; newspapers, ethnic collections, oral histories, genealogical Internet links.<br>
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===
  
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[[Category:United States Repositories|{{PAGENAME}}]]
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[[Category:United_States_Repositories|{{PAGENAME}}]] [[Category:California|{{PAGENAME}}]] [[Category:Sonoma_County,_California||{{PAGENAME}}]]
[[Category:California|{{PAGENAME}}]]
 
[[Category:Sonoma County, California||{{PAGENAME}}]]
 

Revision as of 20:31, 8 September 2010

Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library

Contact Information

E-mail:  E-mail a Librarian

Address:

Local History and Genealogy Annex
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Telephone:  707-545-0831 ext. 562

Hours:  Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Map

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The genealogical collection includes national and international reference materials and periodicals such as.

  • Ancestry.com available on computers at all branches. Ancestry includes records from all the United States census, also military, court, land, probate, vital, church, directories, passenger lists and more.
  • Heritage Quest Online: US Census records 1790-1930, 22,000 books and family histories, PERSI Index, Revolutionary War, and Freedman Bank records. Database is available from a home computer with a library card.

Sonoma County and California sources

  • Sonoma County History Index of names, places, and events in thousands of local history books.
  • Sonoma County newspapers (Press Democrat): microfilm, 1857 to 1969
  • Sonoma County city directories 1874 – 1969
  • Photo collection of 35,000 Sonoma County images from 1800’s to 2000; over half already digitized and online.
  • California city directories 1874 – 1969

Sonoma County Genealogical Society publications

  • 1890 Census of Sonoma County
  • Sonoma County Cemetery Records 1846-1921
  • Sonoma County Death Records 1873-1905
  • Index to 1890 Great Register of Voters
  • Early Sonoma County Land Grants
  • Naturalization Records in Sonoma County 1841-1930
  • Vital Data in Sonoma County Newspapers

Tips

{Optional}

Guides

Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library brochure (.pdf)

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • Lake County Library, local history (Mauldin notes), newspapers 1863-now, vital records index 1863-1949.

Neighboring Collections

Sources