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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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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> <div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[California Online Genealogy Records]]</span></div> {{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'''] }}  
  
=== County Information ===
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===County Information===
  
==== Solano County, California Record Dates ====
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====Solano County, California Record Dates====
  
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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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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Solano County, California. Page 84-88 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 81-83.</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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Solano County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Solano County, California Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1848
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== Historical Facts ===
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===Historical Facts===
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
  
 
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>  
 
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 ===
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===Parent County===
  
 
'''18 February 1850: '''Solano County was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Fairfield <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''18 February 1850: '''Solano County was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Fairfield <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Description ====
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====Description====
  
 
The county was named from an Indian Chief, Chief Solano of the Suisunes, a Native American tribe of the region and Vallejo's close ally. The county seat Fairfield and the county was created 1850. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Solano County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/ 05/08/2017.</ref>The County is located in the west central area of the state.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Solano County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_County,_California 05/08/2017.</ref>
 
The county was named from an Indian Chief, Chief Solano of the Suisunes, a Native American tribe of the region and Vallejo's close ally. The county seat Fairfield and the county was created 1850. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Solano County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/ 05/08/2017.</ref>The County is located in the west central area of the state.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Solano County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_County,_California 05/08/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Records Loss ====
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====Records Loss====
  
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== Places/Localities ===
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===Places/Localities===
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====Populated Places====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://california.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,095,c,solano.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Solano County, California," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_County,_California, accessed 24 September 2019.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benicia,_California Benicia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_California Dixon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield,_California Fairfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Vista,_California Rio Vista]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suisun_City,_California Suisun City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacaville,_California Vacaville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallejo,_California Vallejo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahia,_California Bahia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_Landing,_California Birds Landing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucktown,_California Bucktown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collinsville,_California Collinsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield,_California Fairfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Prairie,_California Maine Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockville,_California Rockville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandia,_Solano_County,_California Scandia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allendale,_Solano_County,_California Allendale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmira,_California Elmira]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Valley,_Solano_County,_California Green Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartley,_California Hartley]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
*[[Contra Costa County, California Genealogy|Contra Costa]]  
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*[[Contra Costa County, California Genealogy|Contra Costa]]
*[[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]]  
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*[[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]]
*[[Sacramento County, California Genealogy|Sacramento]]  
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*[[Sacramento County, California Genealogy|Sacramento]]
 
*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|Yolo]]
 
*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|Yolo]]
  
=== Resources ===
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===Resources===
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
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====Biography====
  
==== Biography  ====
 
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/bioindex.html Index to Solano County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/bioindex.html Index to Solano County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/bios.html Index to Solano County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/bios.html Index to Solano County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/biographies.html Index to Solano County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/biographies.html Index to Solano County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Solano }}
 
{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Solano }}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Solano, California''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Solano, California''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[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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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ California GenWeb]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/solano.html Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/solano.html Tombstone Project]
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|378889|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|378889|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=230 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/California/Solano-County?id=county_230 Findagrave.com]
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Solano&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
  
 
*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
 
*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Solano  California Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Solano  California Cemetery Records]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*{{RecordSearch|3245343|California, Solano County Genealogical Society, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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====Church History and Records====
  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*'''1864-1985''' - {{RecordSearch|2790461|California, Church Records, 1864-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
 
*Vallejo
 
*Vallejo
  
==== Court Records ====
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====Court Records====
  
==== Crime and Criminals ====
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====Crime and Criminals====
  
==== Directories ====
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====Directories====
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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====Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups====
  
===== Germans =====
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=====Germans=====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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====Gazetteers====
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
 
[[Vacaville California Family History Center|Vacaville California FamilySearch Center]]  
 
[[Vacaville California Family History Center|Vacaville California FamilySearch Center]]  
  
==== History ====
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====History====
  
 
{{CA History Intro}}
 
{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/history.html Solano County Historical Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/history.html Solano County Historical Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
{{CA Land Intro}}  
 
{{CA Land Intro}}  
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
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{{CA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CA Solano County}}}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
[[Image:Casolano.png|center|200px|Casolano.png]]
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====Migration====
  
==== Migration ====
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*'''1929-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2137266|California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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====Military History and Records====
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
:- [[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 C
:- [[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 E
:- [[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 F
:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company H  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company G
:- [[5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company I  
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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
 
:- [[8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company I
 
:- [[8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company I
  
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*'''1884, 1886''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/military.html Civil War Veterans Rosters, G.A.R. Posts, Solano County, California] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*'''1884, 1886''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/military.html Civil War Veterans Rosters, G.A.R. Posts, Solano County, California] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
===== World War II =====
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/military.html Index to Solano County Army Inductees, World War II] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/military.html Index to Solano County Army Inductees, World War II] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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*'''1831-1985''' - {{RecordSearch|2125028|California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Solano}}  
 
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Solano}}  
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
  
 
*[http://www.solanolibrary.com/1284/ Solano County Library, Vacaville, CA]
 
*[http://www.solanolibrary.com/1284/ Solano County Library, Vacaville, CA]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/obits.html Index to Solano County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/obits.html Index to Solano County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Periodicals ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{CA Probate Intro|Solano}}
 
{{CA Probate Intro|Solano}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
 
*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
  
==== Repositories  ====
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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====Repositories====
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
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=====Archives, Libraries and Museums=====
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=====County Courthouse=====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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=====Family History Centers=====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Fairfield California Family History Center]]  
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fairfield California Family History Center]]
 
*[[Vacaville California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Vacaville California Family History Center]]<br>
  
==== Societies ====
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====Societies====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/ Solano County Genealogical&nbsp;Society]  
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[https://www.scgsca.org/ Solano County Genealogical&nbsp;Society]  
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
{{CA Tax Intro}}  
 
{{CA Tax Intro}}  
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]  
 
{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]  
  
===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
 
*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/birthnotindex.html Early Birth Notice Index by year] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/birthnotindex.html Early Birth Notice Index by year] (Genealogy Trails)
  
===== Marriage =====
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1800 - 2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ca%2ccalifornia California, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/marrnotindex.html Early Solano County Marriage Notices by year] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/marrnotindex.html Early Solano County Marriage Notices by year] (Genealogy Trails)
  
===== Divorce =====
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=====Divorce=====
*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Death =====
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*'''1776 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|3518938|California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
 
*'''1850''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/1850Mort_Benicia.html Mortality Schedule, Benicia Township] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1850''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/1850Mort_Benicia.html Mortality Schedule, Benicia Township] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1850 - 1885''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/earlydeaths.html Solano County Early Deaths] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1850 - 1885''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/earlydeaths.html Solano County Early Deaths] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Voting Registers ===
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===Voting Registers===
  
=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
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===Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries===
  
 
'''Genealogical Society of Vallejo-Benicia'''<br> 734 Marin Street<br> Vallejo, CA 94590 <br><br>  
 
'''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>  
 
'''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 Website]<br><br>  
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'''Solano County Genealogical Society'''<br>610 East Main Street
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Vacaville, CA 95688
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Phone: (707) 446-6869<br>[https://www.scgsca.org/ Website]<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 Website]<br><br> membership required  
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'''Solano Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 3009<br> Fairfield, CA 94533-0309<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~cascgsi/histsocintro.htm Website]<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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/solano-county/ Solano County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/solano-county/ Solano County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ Solano County CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/solano/ Solano County CAGenWeb]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Solano/ Linkpendium]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Solano/ Linkpendium]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/solano.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/solano/solano.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Asolano FamilySearch Catalog]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Asolano FamilySearch Catalog]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/marriageindex.html Solano County, California Genealogy Trails]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/marriageindex.html Solano County, California Genealogy Trails]
*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Solano-County.htm Solano County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Solano-County.htm Solano County CA Genealogy] (at LDS Genealogy]
  
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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.

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[edit | edit source]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1873 1850 1873 1850 1848 1850 1850
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.

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]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named from an Indian Chief, Chief Solano of the Suisunes, a Native American tribe of the region and Vallejo's close ally. The county seat Fairfield and the county was created 1850. [4]The County is located in the west central area of the state. [5]

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]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Solano, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Solano County cemeteries.

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.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • 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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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


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
World War II[edit | edit source]

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]

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.

Online 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.

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
610 East Main Street

Vacaville, CA 95688

Phone: (707) 446-6869
Website

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

membership required

Websites[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Solano County, California. Page 84-88 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 81-83.
  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).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Solano County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/solano/ 05/08/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Solano County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_County,_California 05/08/2017.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Solano County, California," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_County,_California, accessed 24 September 2019.