Cemeteries of Sonoma County, California: A History and Guide


The primary purpose of this book is to tell the story of the cemeteries in Sonoma County, California, and to enable genealogists, historians, and other researchers to locate those cemeteries. This information was compiled from library references, interviews with local residents, and most importantly, from a personal visit to each cemetery. Visiting each cemetery confirmed its actual location and existence, and gave the author an opportunity to talk to local residents about its history. Tombstone inscriptions, where provided, are verbatim copies. All cemeteries in any published list of Sonoma County cemeteries are addressed in this book. About half of the cemeteries are given full write-ups, with history, description, references, a map and directions. There is a section on Native American burial grounds, legal aspects of cemeteries, nonexistent cemeteries, a glossary, bibliography, and fullname index of people mentioned in each cemetery write-up. This book is a history and guide to the cemeteries of Sonoma County, California, not an index of burials in those cemeteries.

Jeremy Dwight Nichols

(2002), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 146 pp.

 ISBN: 9780788422690