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The Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library is a community resource of immense value. The local history and genealogy collection was first established in the Santa Rosa Central Library’s California Room. In 1993, the collection was moved to a separate building located adjacent to the Central Library and commonly referred to as the “Annex.” In 2002, the Sonoma County Library Commission, governing board of the county-wide library system, adopted a new mission statement for the local history and genealogy division and renamed it the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library. Services, resources, and technologies continue to grow to meet the demands of those we serve.

Some of the resources available include: 
  • Personalized one-on-one instruction in historical and genealogical research
  • Over 40,000 photographs, many of which are available online as part of the Sonoma Heritage Collections
  • A comprehensive collection of Sonoma County historical works, county, family, and property histories
  • Access to the Sonoma County Archives which hold many of Sonoma County’s earliest court, naturalization and tax records
  • The Sonoma County History Index which has thousands of references to County events, places and people
  • Santa Rosa newspapers on microfilm from 1857 through 1969, as well as other county newspapers for various locations and dates
  • Wide ranging newspaper clipping files
  • The California Indian Library Collection
  • On-line subscriptions to HeritageQuest, Ancestry.com, GenealogyBank and the San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922
  • Select California city directories and voter registrations
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Indexes to local cemetery, marriage, birth, death and militia records
Contact Information:

History & Genealogy
Sonoma County Library
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 308-3212
Email: Katherine J. Rinehart, M.A., Manager, at krinehart@sonomalibrary.org

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by Kellogg, Lucy Mary; Townsend, Edna W. (Edna Waugh), 1908-; Wakefield, Robert S., 1925-; General Society of Mayflower Descendants
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Edited by L.M. Kellogg and others
Topic: Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
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by Ward, Doris Cline; Biddix, Charles D; Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
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Spine title: Old Buncombe County heritage, North Carolina
Topics: Buncombe County (N.C.) -- History., Buncombe County (N.C.) -- Biography., Buncombe County (N.C.) --...
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by Kellogg, Lucy Mary; Townsend, Edna W. (Edna Waugh), 1908-; Wakefield, Robert S., 1925-; General Society of Mayflower Descendants
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Edited by L.M. Kellogg and others
Topic: Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
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by McAlester, Virginia, 1943-; McAlester, A. Lee (Arcie Lee), 1933-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-510) and index
Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Architecture domestique
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by American Psychological Association
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-257) and index
Topics: Psychology, Social sciences, Psychological literature, Social science literature
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Spanish., Hispanic Americans -- Genealogy -- Bibliography., Latin America --...
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by Sanders, Joanne Mcree; Barbados. Dept. of Archives
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Copied from parochial registers located in the Barbados Dept. of Archives
Topic: Registers of births, etc
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-275) and indexes
Topics: Families of royal descent, Nobility, Nobility
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by Scully, Vincent Joseph, 1920-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Architecture, Nature (Aesthetics), Architecture, Nature (Esthétique), Architektur, Geschichte
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by McAlester, Virginia, 1943-; McAlester, A. Lee (Arcie Lee), 1933-
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Includes index
Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Guidebooks, United States -- Guidebooks, Architecture,...
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: New York (State) -- Genealogy -- Directories.
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by Carranco, Lynwood; Beard, Estle, 1908-
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Bibliography: p. 381-387
Topics: Yuki Indians, Wailaki Indians, Indians of North America, Cattle trade
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by Bell, Robert, 1953-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-259) and index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Names, Personal, Names, Irish, Names, Irish, Names, Personal, Familienname, Wörterbuch, Northern...
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by Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Krieg, Noel R; Holt, John G
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Based on: Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology
Topics: exes, Bacteriology
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Topics: Genealogy, German language, Genealogie, Duits, Engels
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by Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Krieg, Noel R; Holt, John G
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Based on: Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology
Topics: exes, Bacteriology
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by Filby, P. William (Percy William), 1911-2002; Filby, P. William (Percy William), 1911-2002. American & British genealogy & heraldry
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"Supplement to third edition"--Pref
Topics: Genealogy, Heraldry, Heraldry, Heraldry
Includes bibliographical references (p. [274]-284) and indexes
Topics: Abell family, Abell, Robert, d. 1663
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Topics: Registers of births, etc, Registers of births, etc, Ships
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Bibliography: p. viii-xi
Topics: Scots, Scots, Scottish Americans, Scottish Americans
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by Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948; New York Public Library
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"Glossary of obsolete or uncommon Scots words": p. 835-838
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Topics: Reference, Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy, Etymology, Europe - Western, Genealogy, History,...
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by Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
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Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by Govt. Print. Off., Washington, which was issued as no. 78 of the bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Indians of North America
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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by Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Krieg, Noel R; Holt, John G
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Based on: Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology
Topics: exes, Bacteriology
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by Winkler, A. J. (Albert Julius), 1894-1989
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Viticulture, VITICULTURA, Wijnbouw, Viticulture
''A Willett House publication.''
Topic: Willett family
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by Filby, P. William (Percy William), 1911-2002
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Topic: United States -- History, Local -- Bibliography
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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Includes index
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by Coldham, Peter Wilson; Haigh, Sally Lou Mick; Great Britain. Public Record Office. Audit Office
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Includes index
Topic: American loyalists
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by Malcolm Margolin
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Topics: Ohlone Indians, Indians of North America -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area, Indians of North...
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by Joseph Guerin Fucilla
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Topic: Names, Personal -- Italy
Includes index
Topics: J. & J. Cooke (Derry, Northern Ireland), McCorkell Line, Irish Americans, Ships, Ships
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by Bain, Robert; MacDougall, Margaret O; Stewart-Blacker, P. E
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-319)
Topics: Reference, Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours, Scotland, Genealogy, Clans, Tartans, Clans...
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xii, 170 p. : 26 cm
Topics: German Americans -- Genealogy, German Americans -- History
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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by Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), b. 1906; Collier, Mary E. T. (Mary E. Trumbull); Thalman, Sylvia Barker, 1927-; Smith, Tom, b. 1838; Copa, Maria
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topic: Miwok Indians
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by Schweitzer, George Keene, 1924-
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Topics: Massachusetts -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., Massachusetts -- Genealogy -- Bibliography.
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by Schweitzer, George Keene, 1924-
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Topics: South Carolina -- Genealogy -- Bibliography., South Carolina -- Genealogy -- Archival resources.,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-251) and index
Topics: Women pioneers, Women, Frontier and pioneer life, Goldrausch, Frau, Geschichte
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Bibliography: p. 584-592
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Architecture, Architecture, Architecture, Architecture
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Reprint of the 2d ed. published in 1909 by Craftsman Pub. Co., New York
Topics: Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942, Architecture, Domestic, Arts and crafts movement
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Topics: New England Historic Genealogical Society -- Catalogs., Manuscripts, American -- Massachusetts --...
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
Topics: Scots-Irish, Registers of births, etc, Scots
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by Berry, Ellen T; Berry, D. A. (David A.), 1922-
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Topic: Land tenure
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by Grimble, Ian
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Topics: Clans, Tartans
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by Eichholz, Alice, 1942-; Ancestry Publishing
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Rev. ed. of: Ancestry's red book. Rev. ed. c1992
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by Berry, Ellen T; Berry, D. A. (David A.), 1922-
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Illustrations on lining papers
Topics: Quakers, Quakers
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by Meyerink, Kory L. (Kory Leland), 1954-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Genealogy
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by Smith, Jessie Carney
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Indians of North America, United States...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [509]-527) and index
Topics: Gold Rush, Goldrausch
Includes index
Topics: Treasure-trove, Mines and mineral resources
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
Topics: Scots-Irish, Registers of births, etc, Scots
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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by O'Kane, Richard H. (Richard Hetherington), 1911-1994
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Includes index
Topics: O'Kane, Richard H. (Richard Hetherington), 1911-1994, Wahoo (Ship : SS-238), United States. Navy,...
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Topics: Scottish Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Scots-Irish
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by Kurzweil, Arthur; Weiner, Miriam
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Jews
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by Sherry Garland
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Topics: Household employees -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Diaries --...
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by Hoff, Henry B. (Henry Bainbridge); New England Historic Genealogical Society
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Includes bibliographical reference (page 51) and index
Topics: Genealogy, Genealogy, Genealogy, Genealogy
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by Hussey, E. C. (Elisha Charles)
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Reprint. Originally published: Home building. New York : Leader & Van Hoesen, c1876
Topics: Architecture, Victorian, Architecture, Domestic
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by Sarris, Greg
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Cover has subtitle: A novel in stories
Topics: Pomo Indians, Literature, Modern, Indians, North American
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Bibliography: p. 85-87
Topics: African Americans, Slave records, Slaves
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by Gwathmey, John Hastings, 1886-1956
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Reprint of the ed. published by Dietz Press, Richmond, Va
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by Lee, Helen Bourne Joy, 1896-1977
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Includes indexes
Topic: Newbury family
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by Shurtleff, William, 1941-; Shurtleff, Lawton L
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"Allied families: Avann, Avery, Bitbeck, De Zeng, Kerner, Martin, Meek, Miller, Peet, Reanier, Reinhardt, Rogers, Seymour, Spaulding."
Topics: Shurtleff family, Lawton family
Bibliography: p. 245-246
Topic: Registers of births, etc
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by Inge, M. Thomas
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Includes index
Topics: Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000,...
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by Hutchinson, Ralph E; Figiel, Richard; Meredith, Ted
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Topic: Wine and wine making
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
Topics: Scots-Irish, Registers of births, etc, Scots
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
Topics: Scots-Irish, Registers of births, etc, Scots
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
Topics: Scots-Irish, Registers of births, etc, Scots
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-175) and index
Topics: Ohlone Indians, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indiens