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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 Hutchinson, Ralph E; Figiel, Richard; Meredith, Ted
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by Stevenson, Tom; Sotheby's (Firm)
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"The classic reference to the wines of the world"--Cover
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by Russack, Benjamin
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A collection of excerpts from books on California. In To See the Dream, Jessamyn West notes the beauty of the Santa Anna wind, while in the 1842 Voyage to California, Scotsman George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, paints an unflattering portrait of California under Spanish rule
Topics: Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making, American literature
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by Hugh Johnson
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Topic: Wine and wine making -- History
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by Sangwan, Baljeet
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"Discovering California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys"--Cover
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by Kaufman, William I. (William Irving), 1922-1995
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by Stevenson, Tom; Sotheby's (Firm)
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Includes index
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by Forest, Louis, 1872-1933. L'art de boire; Martin, Charles, 1884-1934
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by Thompson, Bob, 1934-; Johnson, Hugh, 1939- joint author
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by Barich, Bill
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Topics: Wine and wine making, Viticulture, Vineyard laborers
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by Sanders, Leonard
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Topics: Wine and wine making, Family-owned business enterprises
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by Thompson, Bob, 1934-
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Spine title: California's wine country
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by Maresca, Tom
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Translation of "Dictionnaire des vins."
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by Lukacs, Paul (Paul B.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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by Gleeson, Bill
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by Latimer, Patricia; Titus, Sebastian
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Cover title: Sonoma, Mendocino wine book
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Topics: Cooking, Wine and wine making
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by Kaufman, William I. (William Irving), 1922-1995; Sullivan, Maurice; Zanchettini, Mark
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by Robinson, Jancis
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Bibliography: p. 269-270
Topics: Grapes, Wine and wine making, Viticulture, Grapes
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by Cass, Bruce; Robinson, Jancis
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Wine and wine making, Vinification, Wine and wine making, Wein
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by Cusick-Dickerson, Heidi H. (Heidi-Haughy), 1946-
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by Charles L. Sullivan
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Topics: History of specific subjects, Wines, United States - State & Local - General, Cooking / Wine,...
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by Haraszthy, Agoston, 1812-1869; Schoenman, Theodore; Haraszthy, Agoston, 1812-1869. Grape culture, wines, and wine-making. 1979
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Includes reprint of the 1862 ed. author's Grape culture, wines, and wine making published by Harper, New York
Topics: Haraszthy, Agoston, 1812-1869, Vintners, Viticulturists, Viticulture, Wine and wine making,...
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by Jordan, Michele Anna
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"Aris Books."
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by Balzer, Robert Lawrence; Geis, Darlene
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Bibliography: p. 257
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by Sullivan, Charles L.
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Topic: Wine and wine making -- California -- Encyclopedias.
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by Balzer, Robert Lawrence; Geis, Darlene; Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Wines of California
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Rev. ed. of: Wines of California. 1978
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by Schoonmaker, Frank, 1905-1976; Bespaloff, Alexis; Schoonmaker, Frank, 1905-1976. Encyclopedia of wine
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Revised edition of: Frank Schoonmaker's Encyclopedia of wine. c1978
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by William Irving Kaufman
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Topics: Wine and wine making -- Catalogs., Wine labels -- Catalogs.
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by Johnson, Frank E., 1948-
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by Haeger, John Winthrop, 1944-; ebrary, Inc
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-430) and index
Topics: Pinot noir (Wine), Wine and wine making
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by Lee, Hilde Gabriel
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Includes indexes
Topics: Wine and wine making, Cooking (Wine), Wine and wine making -- California, California
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by John Winthrop Haeger
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Topics: Pinot noir (Wine) -- California, Pinot noir (Wine) -- Oregon, Wine and wine making -- California,...
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by Sullivan, Charles L. (Charles Lewis), 1932-
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438 pages : 26 cm
Topics: Wine and wine making -- California -- Napa Valley, Wine and wine making, California -- Napa Valley
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Topics: Consumer guides & advice, Reference works, Wines, Wine Buying Guides, Consumer Buying Guides,...