Index to Vital Data in Local Newspapers of Sonoma County, California, Volume 3: 1881-1885


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 genealogical data, are primarily residents of Sonoma County, but residents of the surrounding counties—Marin, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino—can also be found within these pages. Newspapers indexed include: Cloverdale Reveille, Daily Democrat, Daily Republican, Healdsburg Enterprise, Petaluma Courier, Petaluma Weekly Argus, Russian River Flag, Sonoma Democrat, Sonoma Index Tribune, Santa Rosa Republican, and Sonoma Weekly Index. This volume contains more than 13,000 entries in a table format. Entries include: surname, given name, type of entry (birth, death, marriage, probate, miscellaneous entries such as divorce records and entries gleaned from articles appearing in supplements to the newspaper), name of newspaper, date of article, page number, 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, Inc..  

(2001), 2014, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 310 pp.

 ISBN: 9780788419416