Welcome to the Sonoma County Genealogical Society's new website!


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New Content !  

Indexes of Records in Sonoma County

New Program !  

Family Recognition Program

                to recognize the direct descendants of                    Sonoma County Pioneers, Settlers, and Builders

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.

Our Vision:

ALL families connected  

THE GENEALOGICAL EVIDENCE, DOCUMENTATION & WRITING GROUP Need help with your genealogical proofs? This SIG is doing an eight-month study of Thomas W. Jones book Mastering Genealogical Proof, examining a chapter a month. We will read Chapter 4, do the exercises, and discuss our answers at our next meeting. Everyone is welcome. Jones book is available at the NGS website (https://www.ngsgenealogy.org) for $26 for NGS members, $31 for non-members. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Family History Center.

New SCGS Mexican Genealogy Special Interest Group

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society is forming a new Special Interest Group (SIG) devoted to Mexican genealogy. It will be led by Laura Gonzalez, a local teacher and genealogy enthusiast. She has many years’ experience researching Mexican (and American) ancestors and has taught beginning genealogy workshops at Santa Rosa Junior College through the Community Education program. Contact Laura if you would like to be a part of this new SIG.

Publications:
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

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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Upcoming Events:

    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    The Genealogical Evidence, Documentation and Writing Special Interest Group uses top industry standards to create quality genealogical articles and publications.  Join us and hone your writing skills!

    We will be discussing Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones - Chapter 4, GPS Element 2: Source Citations.

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    SCGS Board Members meet monthly to discuss society business. SCGS members welcome!
    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    The Genealogical Evidence, Documentation and Writing Special Interest Group uses top industry standards to create quality genealogical articles and publications.  Join us and hone your writing skills!

    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    SCGS Board Members meet monthly to discuss society business. SCGS members welcome!
    • 4 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Bring your ideas, your writing, your finished work, your works in process. Writings about yourself, your family, your ancestors--all are welcome. Get support and feedback for your efforts in a supportive group atmosphere. 

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    SCGS Board Members meet monthly to discuss society business. SCGS members welcome!
    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    The Genealogical Evidence, Documentation and Writing Special Interest Group uses top industry standards to create quality genealogical articles and publications.  Join us and hone your writing skills!

    • 2 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Bring your ideas, your writing, your finished work, your works in process. Writings about yourself, your family, your ancestors--all are welcome. Get support and feedback for your efforts in a supportive group atmosphere. 

    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    SCGS Board Members meet monthly to discuss society business. SCGS members welcome!
    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    The Genealogical Evidence, Documentation and Writing Special Interest Group uses top industry standards to create quality genealogical articles and publications.  Join us and hone your writing skills!

    • 6 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Bring your ideas, your writing, your finished work, your works in process. Writings about yourself, your family, your ancestors--all are welcome. Get support and feedback for your efforts in a supportive group atmosphere. 

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    SCGS Board Members meet monthly to discuss society business. SCGS members welcome!
    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    The Genealogical Evidence, Documentation and Writing Special Interest Group uses top industry standards to create quality genealogical articles and publications.  Join us and hone your writing skills!

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