Finley – McFarling genealogy collection

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Sonoma State University Library
Special Collections
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
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http://library.sonoma.edu/specialcollections/
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Finley – McFarling genealogy collection
Dates: 1740-1830
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Finley, Carmen J.
Extent: 8 boxes
Online items available
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Abstract: The Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection contains over 700 citations to documents involving early Finley families in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and California along with a number of collateral lines. These documents, all in transcribed form and many with copies of the original documents, include deeds, court records, tax and census records, marriage and other vital records, as well as some extensive probate records, and abstracts taken from standard sources, correspondence, and other family history documentation.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property

Preferred Citation

Finley – McFarling genealogy collection . Sonoma State University Library

Biography/Administrative History

Carmen J. Finley, PhD., C.G., is a retired research psychologist. Her interest in genealogy began in 1979 and she started publishing articles in 1988, her first being in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Since then she has published additional articles in the NGS Quarterly as well as in The Virginia Genealogist, the American Genealogist and Tennessee Ancestors. She is the author of The Finleys of Early Sonoma County, California, published by Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, in 1997. She has been chairman of the NGS Family History Contest since 1990, for which she recently received the NGS Distinguished Service Award. She is especially interested in methodology as it applies to the study of family history. In 1998 she and the Sonoma State University Library jointly received the GENTECH Applied Technology award for outstanding contributions to technological and genealogical quality, based on the development of her database of the Finley family collection. She is a native of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, and the fourth generation of her family to live in Sonoma County.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Finley - McFarling Genealogy Collection consists of 8 boxes of genealogical material as well as a full text digital database with Snoopy access. Further information is available on Carmen Finley’s website “Finley-McFarling Family History” [http://www.rootsweb.com/~cascgs/].

Indexing Terms

Bancroft
Bischoff
Boyle
Caldwell
Downing
Ellison
Ellroth/Elrod
Finley
Fullerton
Hackney
Harlan
Head
Heald
Janney
Jenkins
Knevett
Lesh/Loesch
McAra
McFarland
McKnight
Minear
Mount
Pabst
Roy
Stalnaker
Stemple
Walborn
Willis
McFarling