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Resources at the Solano County Genealogical Society



The Solano County Genealogical Society (SCGS) was founded in April of 1981. The Solano County Genealogy Society library is located in Vacaville, California. It is open every Monday and Thursday, and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. They have plenty of genealogical reference materials.

The Solano County Genealogical Society provides online databases, a partial list of reference materials in their library, and list of their publications. They also have on-hand collections of church records, year books, obituaries, plot maps, cemetery records, and more. They have a card file that contains thousands of names and events for Solano County residents.

Their library contains material for local, national, and international research, and is continuously adding to its collections. They offer computers, microfilm, microfiche, and photocopy equipment. Society volunteers staff the library, and visitors are always welcome. A donation of $2.00 is appreciated from non-members in exchange for use of the library.

Requests for research and information may be made in person, by mail, or email.

A list of some of the reference materials found in the SGCS Library:

Census
* California 1850 Census Index
* 1850 Census of Solano County
* Index of 1852 Solano County State Census
* 1860 CA Census Index
* Ninth US Census, 1870 Solano County
* 1870 California Census Index
* 1880 United States Census
* 1900 United States Census Index, Solano Co
* Census of Solano County, 1850 – 1830

Church Records
* Church of the Ascension, Vallejo
* First Presbyterian, Vallejo
* First Baptist, Vallejo
* Grace Episcopal Church, Fairfield
* Saint Paul’s Episcopal, Benicia
* Saint Peter’s Catholic, Dixon
* Saint Alphonsus Catholic, Suisun
* Saint Vincent’s Catholic, Vallejo
* Benicia Barrack, Benicia
* Trinity Lutheran, Fairfield
* United Methodist, Dixon
* United Presbyterian, Vacaville
* Westminister Presbyterian, Dixon

Vitals
* Mare Island Cemetery Records
* Mare Island Navy Yard Cemetery, Vallejo, CA
* Solano County Cemeteries I, Rockville
* Solano County Cemeteries II, Vacaville-Elmira
* Solano County Cemeteries III, Benecia
* Solano County Cemeteries IV, Fairfield-Suisun
* Solano County Cemeteries V, Sunrise, Vallejo
* Dixon Newspaper Scrapbooks (1891-1971) Vol 1-10
* Index to Births, Vacaville Reporter 1902-1967
* Index to Some Deaths from the Vacaville Reporter
* Marriages of Solano County, CA, 1853-1893 (Applications)
* Solano County Vital Records Vol 1-X includes some Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1870-1890
* Passalaqua Funeral Home Records, Benicia, 1914 – 2000
* Abbey of the Chimes Cemetery Records (now Skyview Memorial)
* Headstone Readings in the Rio Vista odd Fellows & Masonic Cemetery
* Headstone Readings in the Rio Visa odd Fellows & Masonic Cemetery
* Carquinez Cemetery Book Including City Cemetery
* Index to St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Vallejo
* California Mortality Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
* Birth / Baptisms / Marriages / Divorces / Deaths / Probates / Cemetery Extractions

In addition, they have collections of directories; historical and biographical information; and voter / Naturalization records.

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