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.

What We Do

  • Record & preserve family histories
  • Provide instruction for conducting genealogical research.
  • Assist members and the public with research questions.
  • Conduct drop-in library hours and other times by appointment.
  • Participate in community events to inform and assist the public.