David G. Farragut
David G. Farragut
Once commander of the Mare Island Naval Yard, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801 - 1870) is famous in U.S. Navy tradition for his order at the battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".

Our Library

The Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Venicia Reference Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum located at 734 Marin Street in Vallejo, California.
Our small but well-stocked library is open to members and to the public. 
The catalog may be found at: 
The library hours are: 
Every Tuesday:  1:00 -- 3:30 pm
2nd Thursday of the month: noon -- 3:30 pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays: noon -- 3:30 pm 
Other times may be arranged by appointment.
Our librarian will welcome your questions and be available to help with your family research.
To contact our librarian directly, please e-mail Research@gsvb.org.
Ancestry.com, Newspapers.com, and Fold3 are available, in addition to numerous genealogical publications.
We also have use of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.