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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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Refusing to name the father of her child, Cori is banished from her family. Now, almost five years later, Cori has returned to her family's winery with her young son. Will the boy's father recognize and accept him?
Topics: Single mothers, Viticulture, Wineries, Wine and wine making, Single mothers, Viticulture, Wine and...
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Topics: Wine and wine making, Wineries, Führer, Wein, Weinbaubetrieb
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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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Topics: Moulton, Paula, 1960-, Viticulture, Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making, Viticulture, Wine...
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by Gordon, Nadia
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"A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery"
Topics: McCoskey, Sunny (Fictitious character), Wine and wine making, Restaurants, Women cooks, Cookery
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by Chatfield; Hunting; Napolitano
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Showcases the history and character of the people and places that influence Monterey County's wine country. WineStyle Monterey County takes readers behind the scenes through photographs and stories of the area's unique wine, cuisine and lifestyle
Topics: Travel / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA), California, Monterey County...
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xii, 259 pages : 23 cm
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by Russ Hall
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Topics: Women detectives -- Texas -- Fiction., Inheritance and succession -- Fiction., Wine and wine making...
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by Kushner, Malcolm L
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Topics: Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making -- Anecdotes, Wine and wine making -- Humor
208 pages : 25 x 12 cm
Topics: Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making, Wein