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formerly known as the Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society


Napa Valley Genealogical Society

Research Procedure

The Napa Valley Genealogical Society has a team of volunteers who will be happy to assist you with researching your Napa County ancestors.  Please note that our research and copy fees assist in the maintenance and collection of approximately 9,000 documents, maps, etc., which are not limited to Napa County records.

If you are visiting our library, our friendly volunteers will make every effort to help you start your search or research our various written materials and online computer access.  Only copy fees are applicable when researching in house.  We ask a $3 non-member donation fee when using our library resources.

No Fee Look-up Research

            You may call our library and have a staffer request a free look-up of the following Napa County records provided you furnish a name and a date of the event.  You may also email the request to  Please type “Look-up Request” or “Research Request” in the subject line.

Marriage Record Abstracts

Marriage Index Only to Records

1850 to 1905

1850 to 1975

Birth Record Abstracts

1873 to 1905

Death Record Abstracts

1873 to 1905

Great Register

1880 to 1894 and 1908 to 1956

Tax Assessments

1884 to 1893


1970 through 2003 and 2011 through 2014

Census Indexes

1850 to 1930

Cemetery Index

1850 to 2013

 Copies of the above documents, excluding a marriage index to records,  are $3 and must be paid in advance.

 The Napa County Library has digitized Napa newspapers and the Weekly Calistogan and is available online through the following link:  Scroll down to the Newspaper Archives box.

 Copies of Napa County Vital Records should be requested directly from the Napa County Clerk-Recorder’s office through the following link:

Fee-based Research

Download and print out the pdf  Research Request Form. Then mail the form and a check for an initial fee of $15 (made payable to NVGS), Attention Research, 1701 Menlo Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 (or send the $15 through PayPal below). If you are able to scan the form and your PayPal receipt, you can send them as attachments in an email to For questions you may email us at A member of our research team will contact you upon receipt of the form and fee and thereafter as needed.  Please note that research fees are not refundable, even if no record exists.  Additional hours are $15 each.  Arrangements can be made for more extensive research.

Fee Schedule
Subject & Comments - Look-up Request or Research Request

page last modified on Friday, 22 Jan 2016

Napa Valley Genealogical Society, 1701 Menlo Avenue, Napa, California 94558
(corner of Menlo and California)
NVGS Email
Phone: 707 252-2252