Probate Records, Sonoma County, California
Index for 1847 to 1959
In 2014 the Sonoma County Genealogical Society published an index of the Probate Records held by the Superior Court of Sonoma County. The SCGS volunteers transcribed the information from existing microfiche of the original records, and then double checked the entries. This publication is available for research at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library (the Annex) and for purchase at Heritage Books.
Probate records generally relate to the disposition of an estate after the owner’s death. However, the records found in the Sonoma County Index also contain a number of additional types of records including adoption, conservatorship, establishing identity, homestead, incompetency, insanity, and others.
The information provided in this publication includes the individual's name, type of record, date and case number. With this information, the Sonoma County Probate case files can be seen on microfilm at the Archived Records Office of the Sonoma County Superior Court.