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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Spotlight: Napa county Library

by Valerie Beaudrault, Assistant Editor

Napa County is in northern California, north of San Francisco. Its county seat is the city of Napa. The Napa County Library has made genealogy and local history resources available on its website.
Newspaper Database 
This digital newspaper collection includes the American Canyon Eagle (2016-2018), Napa Valley Register (1856-2018), St. Helena Star (1874-2018), and Weekly Calistogan (1857-2018). In addition, there are two Napa newspaper index card databases. One is organized by name (1857-1901, 1973-1991) and the other by subject (1973-1991).

To access the databases first click "Genealogy & Local History," then "Napa County Newspaper Archive." Search by keyword or browse by title. Click the title/date link for a digital image. Browse the index card databases by title or subject.

Local History Resources 
Click "Explore Napa" for stories about Napa County and its residents. Virtual tours are also offered in this section.

This article originally appeared in The Weekly Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
Vol. 21, No. 49, Whole #977, December 4, 2019 

For more information, see the Napa Library website:
Thanks to Millie Clough for letting us know about this.
Printed with permission

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