Just completed — a major overhaul of the Sonoma Heritage Collections site using the new mobile template! The new template still has a few pieces under development, so streaming and other external media won’t currently display yet (but you can click links in the records to view our videos and digitized books). I can’t bring back the old Google Streetview yet though I hope that will be possible soon — but…I’m rolling out maps showing photo locations for selected collections. Check out the new look!

2017-12-22 16_02_04-North Bay Dairy Collection map - Sonoma Heritage Collections


Nice shout-out for the Sonoma County Library’s maps and digital collections: sonoma_county_map

Curious about the history of your parcel or maybe how downtown Healdsburg was laid out back in the day? The Sonoma County Library has a vast collection of historic maps including township maps, plat maps, Sanborn maps and historical atlases.

A complete set of Sanborn Insurance Company maps can be found at the library on microfilm. These maps were originally created to calculate fire insurance risks in a community. Lauded by historians and preservationists alike, they are a vital component in identifying what was located where in great detail. [read full story]


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