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 Projects

Over the years, GSVB members have engaged in projects to enhance our ability to collect data for our members and to the public, near and far.
  • Obituaries: A collection of current obituaries from the Vallejo Times-Herald and the Benicia Herald. 
  • Cemeteries: Surveys of local cemeteries to identify who is buried there, and when.  In some cases, no other entity is available to provide this information. 
  • Surname Index: GSVB maintains an index of the surnames being searched by our members.