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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.

November General Meeting

with Tom Jones

Saturday, November 21st


We will be meeting virtually, using the computer application ZOOM.

This will require login to this website and registration in order to receive the link to the meeting.

After registering, you will receive an email with an invitation along with instructions on how to join the meeting on Saturday, November 21st.

The meeting starts at Noon and the

presentation starts at 1 pm.

To register, click HERE.

See's Candy for the Holidays - or ANY day!

Check out our new Candy Store.

If you missed the October meeting with Brooke Schreier Ganz on Reclaiming the Records, you can get her handout HERE,  where she he has shared the highlights of her fast-paced presentation.

Take a look at the North Bay Events page to see if there is something that interests you.

California Genealogical Society is hosting a couple interesting classes in August. In September they are bringing back their Introduction to Genealogy series, and also offering a six week series Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy with Mark McLaren.

News from the History & Genealogy Library in the September 2020 Newsletter

Also read the  July 2020 Newsletter - Simone has put together a great list of online resources while the Annex is closed. Also how to get in touch with the librarians while their doors are closed. Also introducing a new librarian. And a list of books to read in your "spare" time.

Thanks Simone!

SCGS 2020 Seminar Used Book Sale

Each year our Book Lady, Audrey Herman, compiles an amazing collection of used books to sell at our annual Seminar. This year we had to cancel the Seminar due to the COVID-19 virus.

But Audrey still has all those books!

So we are offering them for sale to our Members Only, prior to putting them in our on-line Book Store. See the list HERE (will need to login first.)  Updated 18 Oct 2020

Fall classes for SRJC are now all on-line!

There are six classes beginning mid-August, so check out the listing and sign-up now.

Feeling Bored ? ! ?

In the April issue of our SCGS newsletter, our Editor, Cindy Brennan, highlighted several websites that will help to dispel the boredom of being cooped up at home. She shared the links for the Legacy To-Do List and Maureen Taylor’s book about fashions of the 1860’sThe New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has a large number of free webinars, how-to’s and more, that can be accessed remotely. You can sign up for a Free Guest Account to begin taking advantage of this offer. CLICK HERE.

You can find many other opportunities to learn new methods of research and right now many of them are free. So go exploring! Here are a few more to get you started …

California Genealogical Society is offering on-line versions of some of their Special Interest Groups and Classes. Check out their listing on our North Bay Events page.

Legacy Family Tree’s 24-hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon They have extended this so all marathon classes are available for free until further notice. Check out their full listing of amazing webinars, and consider starting your membership to take advantage of all your "free" time. Don't forget that SCGS members get a 50 % discount on membership - see the Members Only page.

The National Genealogical Society’s Free Genealogy Resources

The California Genealogical Society has a blog post with a few additional suggestions, and you can also sign up for their free newsletter.

And don’t forget Facebook. SCGS has a page that Jeffrey Vaillant and Trisha Bomar keep populated with interesting links and announcements. If you use the Find feature you can probably see a Facebook page for any possible subject related to your genealogical interests.

Stay connected with SCGS through our Facebook group.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sonoma County Library branches and 

the Family History Center in Santa Rosa will be closed until the end of March.

You can still access the Library resources from home and FamilySearch is always open!

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

Here is a link to the Research page for the H & G Library

And don't forget to subscribe to their Newsletter - there is a link at the bottom.

For handouts from the February meeting and other past favorites, visit our Handouts page in the Meetings tab.

A new benefit to becoming a member of SCGS!

The software Vivid-Pix RESTORE – now save 20% with a special code available in the Members Only section of this website. Vivid-Pix RESTORE works on both Mac and Windows computers – an easy way to work with photographs or documents to restore, crop, add metadata or tags. Try a Free Trial.

Our Book Store is home again

and open for business, with over 40 "new" books. The new books do not have pictures yet, but hopefully soon.

Now you can see all the great articles from past issues of our award-winning newsletter. The list is open to the public, and the newsletters are available in the Members Only section Newsletter Archives.

What's happening in the North Bay Area?

Mark your calendar for these North Bay Events

Look what Steve found! A graphic explanation of the

Genealogical Proof Standard

Read the entire article by Marc McDermott to help improve your Family History research.

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

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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