William T. Stanford
William T. Stanford
William Stanford was named Vallejo's first Chief of Police on April 4th, 1900. He was a Mare Island Naval Shipyard mechanic with no prior law enforcement experience. He continued to serve as Chief of Police until his retirement in 1936. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.

Our Mission / Purpose

The Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, created to promote interest in genealogical and historical study and research, to preserve and maintain interest in local history  and to conduct such projects as shall contribute to that end and which include the acquisition and maintenance of a genealogical library, including a Vallejo-Benicia collection, for members, non-members and the community at large.