ALL families connected
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.
Participating organizations: Drake Navigators Guild - Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association - Sonoma County Library/Special Collections - Western Sonoma County Historical Society - Cotati Historical Society - Frank Baumgardner, author and historian - County of Sonoma Historical Records Commission - Advocates for the Sonoma County Archives - Sonoma County Historical Society - Glen Ellen Historical Society - Historical Society of Santa Rosa - The Sea Ranch Archives Committee - Freya Lodge, Sons of Norway - North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation - Rancho Bodega Historical Society - Windsor Historical Society - Russian River Historical Society - Japanese American Citizens League - German Language School of the North Bay - Sonoma County Genealogy Society - Redwood Empire Chinese Association - Fort Ross Conservancy - Luther Burbank Home & Gardens - Mark West Family Cemetery - Sonoma State University Cultural Resources Management & Anthropological Studies Center - Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library - Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery - Sonoma Valley Historical Society - Filipino American National Historical Society - California Land Surveyors Association - Sonoma County LGBTQI timeline - LGBTQI+ LEGACY Sonoma County - The Guild of St. George.
A chance for us to gather and discuss recent genealogical discoveries
and get help on those tough brick wall problems.
Bring your lunch and join in the discussion.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The next meeting will be announced soon.
The Southern California Genealogical Society is presenting the 2022 Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Conferences in August this year, and registration will open in March. For more information, click HERE.
More New Books
Check out the updated list of books on SALE
Click HERE to go to the Book List
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. Don't forget that SCGS members get a 50 % discount on membership - see the Members Only page.
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!
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Members of Sonoma County Genealogical Society
receive 50 % off annual subscription for Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Over 700 classes of genealogy education and almost 1000 hours of genealogy based education
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