New genealogical databases. Thank you Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries!!

The History and Genealogy Library is delighted to announce that, through the great generosity of the Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries, by the end of June we will be offering access (in the History and Genealogy Library only) to the ProQuest database of the San Francisco Chronicle, 1865-1922, and also to the marvelous GenealogyBank set of databases.

Genealogy Bank
GenealogyBank provides subscription access to historical and genealogical records in the United States from the 17th to the 21st century. Provides digitized access to over 3,000 American newspapers, 1690-1977 [often smaller cities and towns], obituaries, marriage notices, local histories, casualty lists military records Revolutionary War through Desert Storm. GenealogyBank offers access to many historical documents that aren’t available elsewhere online.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922)

These splendid new resources will greatly enhance the research capabilities of our historical and genealogical patrons.

Many, many thanks to the Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries – “friends” indeed!

About Tony Hoskins

Anthony Hoskins has for the past 12 years managed the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, also serving as Sonoma County Archivist and as a Sonoma County Historical Records Commissioner. He holds a B.A in history from the University of Iowa and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Tony has served on the boards of the Sonoma County Historical Society, the Sonoma County Genealogical Society, and the Sonoma County Museum. Previously, he was for eleven years the Genealogical Services Librarian at Chicago’s Newberry Library where he taught genealogical research for ten years and lectured widely throughout the Midwest. Contributor of the genealogical charting section in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003), he has also written a book and numerous articles published in American and British genealogical journals. He is best known for his “Mary Boleyn’s Carey Children: offspring of King Henry VIII?” (London, 1997).
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