Solano County

Solano County Genealogy Societies
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Solano County offers two local genealogy societies:


The Solano County Genealogical Society was founded in April 1981. They are a non-profit organization operated by volunteers. The Society publishes The Root Digger Newsletter each month except January, July and August. This publication is exchanged with other genealogical societies to provide a broader field of research for their members. The Society also publishes a selection of Solano County Books which are available for purchase from the Society.

For anyone conducting research in Solano County, they provide wonderful online databases, a partial list of reference materials in their library, and lists of their publications. They also have on-hand collections of church records, year books, obituaries, plot maps, cemetery records, and much much more! They have a card file that contains thousands of names and events for Solano County residents. So be sure to visit their website and see what they have on YOUR Solano County family:

Visit the SCGS Website

Their library contains material for local, national and international research and is continuously adding to its collections. They offer computers, microfilm, microfiche, and photocopy equipment. Society volunteers staff the library and visitors are always welcome. A donation of $2.00 is appreciated from non-members in exchange for use of the library.

The Society holds general meetings and informational programs at the Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive, Fairfield at 11:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month except July and August. Their Board of Directors meets at 9:30 a.m. prior to the general meeting. Discussion groups are held at the SCGS Library (see address below) at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month except July and August. Guests are always welcome at all meetings.

Requests for research and information may be made in person, by mail or email.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2494
Fairfield, CA 94533-0249

Old Town Hall
610 East Main Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: (707) 446-6869

Hours: Open every Monday and Thursday, and the third Saturday of each month
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed on federal holidays and between Thanksgiving and New Years.
They are also open by appointment.

Email: SCGS

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Genealogy Society of Vallejo was established in October 1997. In 2001 the name was changed to Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia. GSVB is a nonprofit California Association and their newsletter Taproot is exchanged with other societies. They maintain contact and exchange schedules with other societies via e-mail as well.

If your research takes you to Vallejo, Benicia, or anywhere nereby, be sure to visit their website and see how they can help:

Visit the GSVB Website

They have an online catalog on their web site which lists references available in their well-stocked reference library, located in the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Second Floor, Room 9. Their library is open to both their members and the public. Also available is the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.

They offer field trips to research facilities (such as Sutro Library in San Francisco, The Family History Center in Oakland and the National Archives in San Bruno) on the first Thursday of the month during the summer months of June, July and August.

Monthly Meetings held at:
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month
from September through May.

Library Hours: Open the second Thursday of each month
between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
They are also open by appointment.

Email: GSVB

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Dixon Methodist Church
             Dixon Methodist Church

Dixon Methodist Church in Dixon, California shown on a colored postcard. Donated to the Dixon Public Library by May Vick in 1955.

Now located on the corner of Jefferson and B Street in Dixon, California. This church was rolled on logs drawn by mules to the site of the new town of Dixon when the village of Silveyville was relocated in 1868. This church is still active today.

This image and description courtesy of the Dixon Public Library

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