Our Vision:        ALL families connected  

Our Mission:   The purpose of this Society is to educate the general public and members of the Society in genealogical research, and, to preserve, collect, compile, publish and disseminate genealogical data and family history.

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Registration closes the day  before the meeting

The Fall semester at Santa Rosa Junior College begins on August 19th, so it is time to register for Denise Beeson's Genealogy Classes. Take one or all five!

Check out the listing HERE.

More New Books

Check out the updated list of books on SALE 

Click HERE to go to the Book List

If you missed one of our recent meetings, the handouts may be available. Check out the ones on the public Handouts Page and also the Members Only page. We may also have received permission to allow our members to view a recording of the presentation - check the Members Only page.

Follow the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library on their Facebook page

There are frequent posts of interest to local historians, and links to their Location page, Research Page and their Newsletters and Blog posts - all good stuff!

There is also a link to a video about the new book Revised and Expanded Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. Which also leads to the many other videos available, including how to access and navigate the Top Five - Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, Newspapers.com, the San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922 and Fire Insurance maps online (FIMo) in this tutorial.

There are so many opportunities to attend meetings and webinars now, with most on ZOOM.

Take a look at the North Bay Events page to see if there is something that interests you

One of our "sibling" Societies, Southern California Genealogical Society, is offering a webinar series for free, with interesting subjects twice a month - check out their website.

You can find many other opportunities to learn new methods of research and right now many of them are free. So go exploring! Here are a few more to get you started …

California Genealogical Society is offering on-line versions of some of their Special Interest Groups and Classes. Check out their listing on our North Bay Events page. They also have a BLOG that keeps up with the news, and offers links to other societies' events.

Legacy Family Tree offers many of their webinars for free. Check out their full listing of amazing webinars, and consider starting your membership to take advantage of all your "free" time. 

The National Genealogical Society’s Free Genealogy Resources

And don’t forget Facebook. SCGS has a page that Jeffrey Vaillant and Trisha Bomar keep populated with interesting links and announcements. If you use the Find feature you can probably see a Facebook page for any possible subject related to your genealogical interests.

Stay connected with SCGS through our Facebook group.

A new benefit to becoming a member of SCGS!

The software Vivid-Pix RESTORE – now save 20% with a special code available in the Members Only section of this website. Vivid-Pix RESTORE works on both Mac and Windows computers – an easy way to work with photographs or documents to restore, crop, add metadata or tags. Try a Free Trial.

Now you can see all the great articles from past issues of our award-winning newsletter. The list is open to the public, and the newsletters are available in the Members Only section Newsletter Archives.

We have put together some great publications about the history, people and records of Sonoma County.

      Click to view our publications for purchase on       Lulu or Heritage Books

We have indexes to many of our publications, and are working to make them available here. We have moved some of our indexes from RootsWeb, so check out our 

Indexes of Records in Sonoma County

Monthly Newsletter

This is an example of our Award Winning monthly newsletter. As a member, you will receive the new edition by email each month. You will also have access to all of our past issues in the Members  Only section of our website.

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