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 Library

 
Our small but well-stocked library is open to members and to the public on the 2nd Thursdays of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and every Tueday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Other times may be arranged by appointment.

We also have use of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.  A GSVB member will welcome your questions and help you search for your family.