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.

Book Store Now OPEN

Come on in and browse our great selection of used books

(we have so many books it takes some time to load, so be patient!)

New Program !  

Family Recognition Program

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

This was our November meeting at the Finley Center

What an exciting meeting with Robert Jackson! His enthusiasm was certainly infectious.

Here are a few of the websites he mentioned:

https://www.archion.de/en/

This is the website he was using for Protestant church records. (the “en” on the end means that the website is in English – the digital images will still be in german or latin)

http://www.sophocles.com/priesmeyer/

A great website created by Robert Jackson about his German Preismeyer family. Check out the ‘Further Reading’ link in the left side bar.

http://www.sophocles.com/meyer/      This is about the Texas Meyer family.

http://www.sophocles.com/duval/         And this is his French Canadian Duval family.

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

   Check out this Special Offer in the Members Only section

What's happening in the North Bay Area?

Mark your calendar for these North Bay Events

And SAVE THE DATE of May 4, 2019 for the SCGS Spring Seminar

Santa Rosa Junior College offering Genealogy classes for Fall 2018

Denise Beeson has six classes this term - check out the dates and locations in this flyer.

Santa Rosa Family History Conference

Linking Generations

Sat, February 2, 2019    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST

For more information or to Register now, click here to go to Eventbrite

Check back often for updates and more information

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

Also check out their Blog to find out more about the temporary closing of 

the Annex building

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

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Upcoming SCGS Events:

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


    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 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!
    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 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 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


    • 5 Feb 2019
    • 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. 

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 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 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 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.


    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 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. 

    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 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 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 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 Apr 2019
    • 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 Apr 2019
    • 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!
    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 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.


    • 4 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Person Auditorium, Finley Center, 2060 West College Ave, Santa Rosa
    Register


    • 7 May 2019
    • 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. 

    • 14 May 2019
    • 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!
    • 18 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 28 May 2019
    • 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.


    • 4 Jun 2019
    • 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 Jun 2019
    • 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 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 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 Jul 2019
    • 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 Jul 2019
    • 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!
    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 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.


    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 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!
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 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.


    • 3 Sep 2019
    • 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. 

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 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 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 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.


    • 1 Oct 2019
    • 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. 

    • 8 Oct 2019
    • 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!
    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 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.


    • 5 Nov 2019
    • 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. 

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 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 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cypress Room, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 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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