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Portraits of Early Sonoma County Settlers By Sonoma County Genealogical Society
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Portraits of Early Sonoma County Settlers is the narrative history of sixteen early settlers in the area which is now Sonoma County, California. A number of these persons arrived before California... More > became a state in 1850. A number of them were lured here by the Gold Rush of 1849. They engaged in wide and diverse activities. Several were directly or indirectly involved in the settlement and development of new towns in the area. Others contributed to the development of agriculture, schools, and religion. Some of them had to deal with the Mexican Government and the ranchos in early Alta California. Overall it gives a good picture of what the area was like as it moved towards and became a part of the United States of America.< Less
Burial of Indigents Sonoma County, California 1937-1967 By Sonoma County Genealogical Society
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Burial of Indigents Sonoma County, California 1937-1967 Sonoma County Genealogical Society This book lists 789 indigent persons who were buried by Sonoma County between the dates of 1937 and 1967.... More > It gives the specific date, the place where the indigent lived, and general comments which often include the name of the funeral home who handled the burial. The original records can no longer be found in Sonoma County. These entries were recovered from the files of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City. They were filmed by LDS in August 1973.< Less
Early Sonoma County, California, Land Grants:1846-1850 By Sonoma County Genealogical Society
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Early Sonoma County, California Land Grants: 1846-1850 Sonoma was the first town to be planned and settled during the pre-statehood era in the territory north of San Francisco under Mexican rule. In... More > 1835 General Mariano Vallejo was ordered by the Mexican government to lay out the town following accepted principles for building cities in New Spain. Land grants made between 1846 and 1850 still exist and are in the custody of the Sonoma County Recorder. Some of these early grants were written in Spanish and have not yet been transcribed and abstracted. This book is an alphabetical listing of the Grants Books A and B and Volume 2-A, covering the time period of November 1847 to February 1850.< Less
Sonoma County Delayed Birth Certificates 1855-1971 By Sonoma County Genealogical Society
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The Sonoma County Genealogical Society receives many requests for information regarding early families which is to be expected, as in 1870 Sonoma County was the sixth in State population and many of... More > those early families are represented in the county today. As birth certificates are considered a prime source for family records the Society is pleased to offer their third publication which lists over 3200 applications dating from May 1943 through December 1976, covering birth years 1855 through 1971. This information should prove invaluable to genealogical researchers and be of interest to local historians.< Less
Index to Vital Data in Local Newspapers of Sonoma County, California, Volume 13: 1922-1924 By Sonoma County Genealogical Society
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The indexing of Sonoma County newspapers was undertaken to help fill in the gaps in some of the early records in Sonoma County. The first volume, which covers the period from 1854 through 1875 was... More > published early in 2001. Eleven additional volumes have been published between that time and the present, covering the period through 1921. The present volume contains an index of surnames found in those papers published in Sonoma County between 1922 and 1924 and contains 12,898 entries. Other volumes are planned for the future. Some of the entries include residents from the surrounding counties of Marin, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino.< Less
Index to Vital Data in Local Newspapers of Sonoma County, California, Volume 12: 1919-1921 By Sonoma County Genealogical Society
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The indexing of Sonoma County newspapers was undertaken to help fill in the gaps in some of the early records in Sonoma County. The first volume, which covers the period from 1854 through 1875 was... More > published early in 2001. Ten additional volumes have been published covering the period through 1918. The present volume contains an index of surnames found in those papers published in Sonoma County between 1919 and 1921 and contains more than 13,900 entries. Some of the entries include residents from the surrounding counties of Marin, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino.< Less
Pueblo de Sonoma Court Records Expedientes 1841-1849 By Sonoma County Genealogical Society, Inc.
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This project of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society is based on some of the earliest land records that still exist in Sonoma County. They are written in Spanish and predate the admission of... More > California as a state. Historically, these records involve some of the first land grants made to private individuals in the area north of San Francisco. The petitions in this project were submitted to the court to document proof of ownership of these grants and to verify title. The court of record was in the city of Sonoma, under the jurisdiction of General Mariano Vallejo. The original records are in Spanish, but they were translated, edited, and extracted for this project by SCGS member Camelia Domenech O'Connor. These extractions are only through 1846.< Less
A Taste of Sonoma County By Iris Peoples
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A Taste of Sonoma County is a perfect introduction to wine tasting. It explains how to taste wine, and features wineries that you have to try.
The Barns of Sonoma County By JG Bracco
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Photographic survey of Sonoma's vanishing rural architecture
History of Sonoma County, California By Joel Bergh
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The Russians were the first newcomers to establish a permanent foothold in Sonoma County, with the Russian-American Company establishing Fort Ross on the Sonoma Coast in 1812. This settlement and its... More > outlying Russian settlements came to include a population of several hundred Russian and Aleut settlers and a stockaded fort with artillery. However, the Russians abandoned it in 1841 and sold the fort to John Sutter, settler and Mexican land grantee of Sacramento.< Less