Federation of Genealogical Societies 

Solano County Resources

Solano County has an excellent research team! Sometimes these early records provide the only record of historical events in the life of your ancestor. There is an abundance of information on the following records. These records can be accessed at the library or you can request a lookup by emailing a request. Please visit our Research Services page for more information. 

Cemetery Listings — The SCGS Library has records on interments in some Solano County cemeteries through specific years.

City Cemetery
Benicia Benicia City Cemetery
Benicia Benicia Barracks Cemetery
Benicia St. Dominic’s Cemetery
Binghamton Binghamton Cemetery
Bird’s Landing Shiloh Cemetery
Dixon Binghamton Cemetery
Dixon Silveyville Cemetery
Dixon Tremont Cemetery
Fairfield Fairfield Suisun Cemetery
Mare Island Mare Island Cemetery
Rio Vista Rio Vista Catholic
Rio Vista Rio Vista Protestant
Suisun Valley Rockville Cemetery
Vacaville Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery
Vallejo Abbey of the Chimes
Vallejo All Souls Cemetery
Vallejo Carquinez Cemetery
Vallejo Saint Vincent Cemetery
Vallejo Skyview Cemetery
Vallejo Sunrise Memorial Cemetery
Vallejo Sunrise, Old Hillside Cemetery
Vallejo Sunrise, Union Cemetery

1852 California Census — This census is sometimes the only official record showing an ancestor was in California during the Gold Rush. Many chased the gold but returned home before the 1860 census.

Church Records —  We have indexes to all 15 church registers from the churches listed below, as well as copies of the original church registers. These records can include baptism, marriage, burial and some membership lists.

Benicia Barracks             
Benicia, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
Benicia, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Dixon, United Methodist Church
Dixon, St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Dixon-Tremont, Westminster Presbyterian          
Fairfield, Trinity Lutheran Church
Fairfield, Grace Episcopal Church
Suisun St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
Vacaville, United Presbyterian Church
Vallejo, Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Vallejo, First Baptist Church
Vallejo, First Presbyterian Church
Vallejo, St. Vincent’s Catholic Church
Vallejo, United Methodist Church


Court Records — Index to Court Records, Solano County Archives

Directories / Yearbooks — 1871-Solano and Napa Counties, 1878-79 McKenney’s District Directory, 1874 Solano Section, 1884-85 McKenney’s Eight County Directory, Vallejo Directories, Fairfield-Suisun Directories, Large Collection of Phone books

Historical / Biographical — County Biographical Sketchbooks and Articles

Land — Historical Atlas Map and County Recorder Deed Indexes, Maps of Solano County

Newspapers — Indexes to Area Newspapers – Dixon, Vacaville, Vallejo, Fairfield-Suisun, Rio Vista, Benicia

Voter / Naturalization Records — Great Register of Voters for Solano Co. 1866-1968, Index to Naturalizations 1851-1962 by Solano County Archives. An index to 1890 Solano County voters can be found on in our database index pages  

Vital Records
Births — From Solano County Clerk, newspapers, Church records, CA, Solano County Archives Records Index
Marriages — From Solano County Clerk, newspapers, Church records, Solano County Archives Records Index
Deaths — Solano County Death Index, A list of Solano County's Death Database from 1850-2016 sourced from: Solano County Clerk, newspapers, CA Death Index, Church records, Solano County Archives Records Index