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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Sonoma County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History ==
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=== County Courthouse<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339515943850_57" /> ===
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[http://www.sonoma-county.org/ Sonoma County Courthouse]<br>2300 County Center Drive<br>laPlaza Building B177<br>Santa Rosa, CA 95403<br>Phone: 707.565.3800 <br>
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County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records<br>County&nbsp;Clerk has divorce, probate and court&nbsp;records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sonoma County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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'''1850--'''Sonoma County was created as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Santa Rosa&nbsp;
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'''18 February 1850: '''Sonoma County was created as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Santa Rosa <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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'''1906:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Lake County, California|Lake]]
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*[[Marin County, California|Marin]]
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*[[Mendocino County, California|Mendocino]]
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*[[Napa County, California|Napa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Bible Records ===
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biography ===
  
LDS Records
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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BillionGraves:
  
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=142858 Cloverdale Cemetery, Cloverdale]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11827 Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11675 Santa Rosa Calvary Cemetery, Santa Rosa]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{Census|California}}
  
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Santa Rosa
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Directories ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
  
[[Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library|Sonoma County History &amp; Genealogy Library]]
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==== Germans  ====
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== History ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Land and property  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206980&subject_disp=California%2C+Sonoma&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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[[Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library|Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library]]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cloverdale California Family History Center]]
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*[[Coalinga California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Santa Rosa California Family History Center]]
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*[[Sonoma California Family History Center]]<br>
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=== Taxation  ===
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/sonoma/webbbs_config.pl Sonoma County, California Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Santa Rosa area as well as those of celebrities and VIP's.
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/sonoma/ Sonoma County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Sonoma/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sonoma/sonoma.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sonoma/sonoma.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206980|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
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{{California|California}}
  
 
[[Category:Sonoma_County,_California]]
 
[[Category:Sonoma_County,_California]]

Revision as of 06:30, 30 January 2013

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Contents

County Courthouse

Sonoma County Courthouse
2300 County Center Drive
laPlaza Building B177
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707.565.3800

County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1850[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

18 February 1850: Sonoma County was created as an original county.  County seat: Santa Rosa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1906: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

For tips on accessing Sonoma County, California census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Santa Rosa

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

History

Land and property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sonoma County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).