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.

Member Benefits

Newsletter:
Our monthly newletter, Taproot, is mailed electronically to members in good standing.  It is also available in the "members only" section of this website.  It contains details on meeting programs locally and nearby, family stories of members, selected research items, and more.
 
Reference Library: 
Located at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum in Room 9 on the 2nd floor (enter through Room 10).  Open on 2nd Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for individual research and discussion. 
 
Program Meetings:
Regular programs are scheduled on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm.  Sometimes a guest speaker is featured, sometimes an informal group discussion on a selected topic, sometimes a DVD viewing followed by a group discussion. 
 
Field Trips:
Once or twice a year a field trip may be scheduled for those interested in visiting nearby repositories of historical or genealogical interest. 
 
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