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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Solano County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Solano County''  
  
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Guide to '''Solano County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Solano County
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| county_map = California Solano Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Fairfield
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| building image = CaliforniaSolanoCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Solano County Courthouse<br>701 Texas Street<br>Fairfield, CA 94533<br>Phone: 707.421.6265<br>[http://www.solano.ca.us/ '''Solano County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
  
== Historical Facts ==
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==== Solano County, California Record Dates ====
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Solano County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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[[Www.solano.ca.us/|Solano County Courthouse<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339515835453_239" />]]&nbsp;701 Texas Street<br> Fairfield, CA 94533<br> Phone: 707.421.6265
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1850&nbsp;&lt;ref name="HBG"&gt;''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Solano County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.&lt;/ref&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
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County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1850.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Solano County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref> <br>  
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa]]  
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*[[Contra Costa County, California Genealogy|Contra Costa]]  
*[[Napa County, California|Napa]]  
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*[[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]]  
*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento]]  
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*[[Sacramento County, California Genealogy|Sacramento]]  
*[[Yolo County, California|Yolo]]
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*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|Yolo]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=230&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|378889|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=230 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ CAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Solano+california&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Solano# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/cemeteries.html CAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/solano.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[California Cemeteries|California Cemeteries]] for more information.
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land and property ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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[http://www.solanohistory.org/ Solano History Database] is an online, interactive database containing historical articles, photos, books, and other content relating to the history of Solano County, CA. The Vacaville Heritage Council updates this site on a regular basis.
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=== Land and Property ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Casolano.png|center|200px|Casolano.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company I
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
=== Obituaries&nbsp; ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Solano}}
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Solano County Library, Vacaville, CA&nbsp;- http://www.solanolibrary.com/research/template.cfm?id=2122
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*Solano County Library, Vacaville, CA- [http://www.solanolibrary.com/1284/ Solano County Library]
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*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/california/solano-county/index.html Newspapers.net]
  
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
=== Periodicals  ===
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Solano}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
Sola[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/ no County Genealogical&nbsp;Society]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/ Solano County Genealogical&nbsp;Society]  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Divorce  ====
 
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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
  
== Websites ==
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
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'''Genealogical Society of Vallejo-Benicia'''<br> 734 Marin Street<br> Vallejo, CA 94590 <br><br>
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'''Solano County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 922<br>Vallejo 94590<br><br>
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'''Solano County Genealogical Society'''<br> P O Box 2494<br> Fairfield, CA 94533<br>Phone: (707) 446-6869<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Solano Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 3009<br> Fairfield, CA 94533-0309<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/histsocintro.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br> membership required
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/solano-county/ Solano County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ Solano County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ Solano County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Solano/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Solano/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/solano.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/solano.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/solano.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206969|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
*{{FHL|206969|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Guide to Solano County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Solano County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Solano County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Fairfield
Courthouse
CaliforniaSolanoCourthouse.jpg
Address Solano County Courthouse
701 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: 707.421.6265
Solano County Website


County Information

Solano County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1880 1880 1850 1880 1850

Historical Facts

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1850.[2]

Parent County

18 February 1850: Solano County was created as an original county. County seat: Fairfield [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
CAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
CAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See California Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Vallejo

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Vacaville California FamilySearch Center

History

Local histories are available for Solano County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Solano History Database is an online, interactive database containing historical articles, photos, books, and other content relating to the history of Solano County, CA. The Vacaville Heritage Council updates this site on a regular basis.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Casolano.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Solano County, California Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Solano County, California Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company E
- 3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F
- 3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company G
- 3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company H
- 5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company I
- 8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Solano County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Solano - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Solano County Genealogical Society

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Vallejo-Benicia
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Solano County Historical Society
P.O. Box 922
Vallejo 94590

Solano County Genealogical Society
P O Box 2494
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 446-6869
Website

Solano Historical Society
PO Box 3009
Fairfield, CA 94533-0309
Website

membership required

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Solano County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).