Index to Vital Data in Local Newspapers of Sonoma County, California, Volume 4: 1886-1890


Local newspapers furnish a wealth of genealogical data and often help fill in the gaps in official records. The names contained in this index, with some genealogical data, are primarily residents of Sonoma County, but some residents of the surrounding counties - Marin, Napa, Solano, Lake and Mendocino - can also be found within these pages. Newspapers indexed include: Cloverdale Reveille, Daily Republican, (also issued with the name Santa Rosa Daily Republican), Healdsburg Enterprise, Petaluma Courier, Petaluma Weekly Argus, Russian River Flag, Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg), Sonoma Democrat, and Sonoma Index Tribune.

This fourth volume in the series contains more than 14,000 entries in alphabetical table format. Entries include: surname, given name, type of entry (birth, death, marriage, probate, and miscellaneous entries gleaned from articles appearing in newspaper supplements), name of newspaper, date of article, page and column number, and comments. Surname entries often include alternative spellings. Given Name entries may include the relationship to the individual listed. Comments furnish, as available, cemetery names, locations mentioned in an article, special circumstances, and other supplemental data. A list of Sonoma County cemeteries, a map of the county, and a list of Sonoma place names enhance this valuable resource.

Sonoma County Genealogical Society

2003, 8½x11, paper, xiv + 341 pp.

ISBN: 9780788419010