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

Please note our website is currently under development. We ask you to bear with us while new content is made available. Check back soon for new and exciting improvements!

Society News:

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.


Publications:

We have put together some great publications for public purchase. Feel free to see some of the selections below and visit us on Amazon to learn more and purchase! Click to view or selections on Lulu or Heritage Books

Upcoming Events:

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Family History Center 1725 Peterson Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    SCGS Board Members meet monthly to discuss society business.  SCGS members welcome!
    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Petaluma History Museum, 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, California

     Saturday, August 19, 2017

    The Sonoma County Genealogical Society

    Presents John C Burton on

    The Hinshaw Family

    Early Sonoma County Pioneers


        At his death in November 1900, the property of William Pettis Hinshaw was apportioned as follows: Three thousand four hundred acres of land in Sonoma and Marin counties, valued at $100,000. Real Estate in Petaluma and East Petaluma, $50,000. The personal property is as follows: Two hundred cows, $4,000. Fifty head of stock, $750. Thirty horses, $1,200. Stallion, $100. Farming implements, $1,000. One hundred and sixty-five shares of Bank of Sonoma County stock, $21,000. Cash on hand, $6,000.

    John C Burton, Master Storyteller and local historian, will talk about the history of the Hinshaw Family in Sonoma County from the Gold Rush Days to Now. 

    Join us for a fascinating look back at a pioneer farming family which is truly representative of Sonoma County History!!!

    The Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

    20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, California

        Chat at Noon – Presentation 1:00—2:30 p.m.


    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • 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. 

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Family History Center 1725 Peterson Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Conversations vary from month to month.  Check for the topic in SCGS newsletter!

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Family History Center 1725 Peterson Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Share your DNA discoveries and learn with others how to use the results from your tests!
    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Family History Center 1725 Peterson Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Family History Center, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403-2304

    Interessieren Sie sich für Ihre deutsche Genealogie? Come to a meeting to both learn--and to share what you know--about German genealogy!


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