Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890) was the Mexican commandant of northern California and owned several large ranchos, or land grants. Among these was the Rancho Suscol, which included the site of the present-day City of Vallejo. After California was admitted to the Union in 1850, General Vallejo donated 156 acres of his land for the establishment of a new state capitol. This new state capitol was named Vallejo in his honor. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.

Our History

THE GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF VALLEJO-BENICIA
 
Genealogy Society of Vallejo was established in October 1997. In 2001 the name was changed to Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia. GSVB is a nonprofit California Association and our monthly newsletter Taproot is sent to our members and exchanged with other societies. We maintain contact and exchange schedules with other societies via e-mail as well.
If your research takes you to Vallejo, Benicia, or anywhere nearby, we can help.  Our well-stocked reference library is located in the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Second Floor, Room 9 (see: "Our Library" for days and hours). The library is open to both members and the public. Also available is the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.