Historical Records Commission

The Sonoma County Historical Records Commission promotes the preservation of historical records in and about Sonoma County, California. It consists of voting members drawn from county government, county library services, academics, community history, and business and genealogical research fields. 

  • When: March 16, 2019 from 1:00 2:30 PM

    The Sonoma County Genealogical Society in partnership with the Historical Records Commission present "Best Practices for Scanning Photographic Images" with Don Silverek, Imaging Specialist Archivist.

    This PowerPoint presentation will focus on the best methods to digitally scan photographic images and explain recommended procedures to gain the highest quality images for preservation and research.

  • When: April 1, 2019

    Most Sonoma County Offices closed

  • When: April 13, 2019 from 10:00 11:00 AM

    The Heritage Network is a committee of the Sonoma County Historical Society that attempts to keep all the historical societies, museums, libraries, authors, historians, genealogists, cultural heritage organizations, individuals, and other organizations with an interest in Sonoma County and contiguous area histories in touch with each other, for their mutual benefit.  There are no dues and anyone is welcome to join.  Quarterly meetings are held the second Saturday of each quarter and all interested in history are invited to attend.

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Board of Supervisors: Resolution No. 17-0081; Resolution of Intention #64618; 09/25/79 (and 65011, 12/04/79, rescinded by Reso. 17-0081)


Make recommendations for records management program and create an informational network; identify preservation of additional governmental business, professional and private records historically significant; encourage local participation; establish liaison with (Sonoma County) Landmarks Commission; Historical Genealogical Society; seek outside funding.

Membership Term

Four years at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors.

Membership Composition

Five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors (not by District), consisting of five voting members drawn from the following areas: county government, library services, academic professional historian, community history, genealogical research, and business/professions.
5 Members
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
General MembersEric StanleySumm Act #15, 4/28/20154/28/2019
General MembersJohn W MurpheySumm Act #12, 2/27/20183/1/2022
General MembersJoyce SayedSumm Act #12, 2/27/20183/1/2022
General MembersKatherine RinehartSumm Act #12, 2/27/20183/1/2022
General MembersSteven LovejoySumm Act #31, 8/11/20154/28/2019

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Contact Information

Secretary of the Commission
Historical Records Commission
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone

Mailing Address

Sonoma County Historical Records Commission

PO Box 1709

Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Meeting Location

Local History & Genealogy Annex 
Sonoma County Library

211 E Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.441216, -122.7128078

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