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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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*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
  
 
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|1850 |580  
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|1860 |7169
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|1870 |16871
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|1880 |18475
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|1890 |20946
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|1900 |24143
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|1910 |27559
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|1920 |40602
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|1930 |40834
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|1940 |49118
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|1950 |104833
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|1960 |134597
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|1970 |169941
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|1980 |235203
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|1990 |340421
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|2000 |394542
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|2010 |413344
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====Church History and Records====
 
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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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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'''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://sites.rootsweb.com/~cascgsi/ 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://sites.rootsweb.com/~cascgsi/histsocintro.htm Website]<br><br> membership required  
 
'''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  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/solano-county/ Solano County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[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+]
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[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]

Latest revision as of 19:43, 16 May 2020

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]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 580
1860 7,169 1136.0%
1870 16,871 135.3%
1880 18,475 9.5%
1890 20,946 13.4%
1900 24,143 15.3%
1910 27,559 14.1%
1920 40,602 47.3%
1930 40,834 0.6%
1940 49,118 20.3%
1950 104,833 113.4%
1960 134,597 28.4%
1970 169,941 26.3%
1980 235,203 38.4%
1990 340,421 44.7%
2000 394,542 15.9%
2010 413,344 4.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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


List of Churches and Church Parishes

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.