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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Solano County''  
 
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Solano County''  
  
Guide to '''Solano County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. 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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| 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'''] }}  
 
| 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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==== Solano County, California Record Dates  ====
 
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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>
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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>  
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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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Genealogical Society of Vallejo-Benicia<br> 734 Marin Street<br> Vallejo, CA 94590 <br><br>  
  
Solano County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 922<br>Vallejo 94590<br><br>
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Solano County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 922<br>Vallejo 94590<br><br>  
  
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 Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.]<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 Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.]<br><br>  
  
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 Solano County Historical Society]<br><br> membership required
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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 Solano County Historical Society]<br><br> membership required  
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]

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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
Address Solano County Courthouse
701 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: 707.421.6265
Solano County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Solano County, California Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Germans[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Vacaville California FamilySearch Center

History[edit | edit source]

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.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries [edit | edit source]

Solano County Library, Vacaville, CA - http://www.solanolibrary.com/research/template.cfm?id=2122

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Solano County Genealogical Society

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

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
Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.

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

membership required

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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).