Grace Logan Patterson
Grace Logan Patterson
Grace Lavinia (Logan) Patterson (1909-1990), a native of Esparto, Yolo County, was hired as Vallejo’s first African-American school teacher. She taught for 25 years. An elementary school was named in her honor in 1989. Photo courtesy of 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.