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Sonoma County Libraries - Open Libraries

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 McAlester, Virginia, 1943-; McAlester, A. Lee (Arcie Lee), 1933-
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by Filby, P. William (Percy William), 1911-2002
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by Smith, Jessie Carney
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by O'Kane, Richard H. (Richard Hetherington), 1911-1994
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Topics: O'Kane, Richard H. (Richard Hetherington), 1911-1994, Wahoo (Ship : SS-238), United States. Navy,...
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by Mollo, John; McGregor, Malcolm
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Topics: United States, Ethnology
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by Gerald L. Foster
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
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Topics: United States. National Archives and Records Service -- Microform catalogs, United States. National...
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by Sally Byrne Woodbridge
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Topics: Maybeck, Bernard R. -- Criticism and interpretation, Architecture -- United States -- 19th century,...
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by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
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Topics: Cemeteries -- United States, United States -- Genealogy
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by United States. National Archives and Records Administration; Eales, Anne Bruner; Kvasnicka, Robert M., 1935-
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xiv, 326 p. : 24 cm
Topics: London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Books and reading, London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Library -- Catalogs,...
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by Groene, Bertram Hawthorne, 1923-
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Topics: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Archival resources -- Directories., United...
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by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
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Topics: Genealogy., United States -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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by Zieber, Eugene
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xii, 427 pages : 29 cm
Topics: Heraldry -- United States, Heraldry, United States
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by Allen, Robert L., 1942-
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"An Amistad book."
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by Schweitzer, George Keene, 1924-
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238 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Georgia -- Genealogy, Georgia -- Genealogy -- Bibliography, Georgia -- Genealogy -- Handbooks,...
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by Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author
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1 volume (chiefly illustrations) : 29 cm
Topics: Brown, Charlie (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc, Snoopy (Fictitious character) --...
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v, 318 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Registers of births, etc -- Connecticut, Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 18th...
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by Diane Rapaport
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Topics: Registers of births, etc -- Germany -- Württemberg, Immigrants -- Germany -- Württemberg --...
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by Milner, Anita Cheek
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ix, 112 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: American newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Directories, United States -- Genealogy --...
Topic: United States -- History, Local.
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by Elliott, Thomas F
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The Spanish period (1500-1821) -- The Mexican period (1821-1848) -- The American period (1848-1860+)
Topics: United States - State & Local - General, History - General History, Literary Criticism,...
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by Marcia Yannizze Melnyk
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Topics: Genealogy -- Miscellanea., United States -- Genealogy -- Miscellanea., World War, 1914-1918
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by Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890; Palóu, Francisco, 1723-1789; Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918; Knill, Harry, editor; Emerson, Cornelia; Elsasser, Albert B
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"Here is the intimate story of the Green's fateful trip to Italy; how a botched robbery changed their lives and how Reg and Maggie's private decision to donate their son's organs thrust them into the world spotlight">
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by Fish, Timothy, 1959-; Melnik, Peg
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by Charles L. Sullivan
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by Smith, Elsdon C. (Elsdon Coles), 1903-1996
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Topics: Names, Personal -- United States, Names, Personal, Names, Personal -- United States, United States
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Topics: Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926, Plant breeders -- United States -- Biography, Plant breeders
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by Ter Sarkissoff, Rita; Ter Sarkissoff, Michel
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x, 202 pages ; 22 cm
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by Seeley, Charlotte Palmer; Purdy, Virginia Cardwell; Gruber, Robert; United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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by Vallet, Emile, 1834-1907
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by Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890; Jackson, Donald, 1919-1987, editor; Spence, Mary Lee, editor
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The map portfolio contains a 16 page commentary by D. Jackson and 5 maps of the Frémont expeditions, map 4 being in 7 sections
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by Judith Taylor MD
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by Olmstead, Marty; Holmes, Robert, 1943-; Silberkleit, Tom
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The etiquette of wine tasting -- What is an appellation? -- Napa wineries -- Sonoma wineries -- Mendocino wineries
Topics: Wines, United States - Pacific - California, Directories, Travel - United States, Reference,...
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xiii, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: National Archives (U.S.) -- Catalogs, National Archives (U.S.), USA National Archives and Records...
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ix, 300 p. : 23 cm
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by United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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2 volumes (xl, 1672 pages) : 27 cm
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by National Endowment for the Humanities; White House Millennium Council (U.S.)
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97 pages : 30 cm
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by Morley Baer
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Topics: Photographs: collections, History, Individual Photographer, California, Photography, United States...
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xi, 63 pages : 28 cm
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by Michael A. Tomlan
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by Barbara E. Brown
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xiii, 199 pages : 22 cm
Topics: United States -- Genealogy -- Periodicals -- Indexes -- Bibliography, United States -- Genealogy --...
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by Kyvig, David E., author
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xxvii, 276 pages : 25 cm
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by Aaron, Sam Jay
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"A James Wagenvoord-Oak Alley book."
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xx, 228 pages, [8] pages of plates : 25 cm
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by Hale, Frederick, 1948-
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xvi, 639 pages 28 cm
Topics: History -- Sources, Genealogy, United States -- Genealogy, United States -- History -- Sources --...