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Petaluma Recorder's Court records, 1893-1918
SCG.00021  
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Description
This collection contains ledgers listing misdemeanor cases handled through the Recorder's Court, by the Petaluma City Recorder. Recorder's court docket records spanning the early twentieth century. These are primarily handwritten volumes, although some were typewritten.
Background
The Petaluma Recorder's Court was a municipal-level court that handled misdemeanor offenses. The Petaluma Court came under the jurisdiction of the Sonoma County Municipal Court following court reorganization and consolidation. The Sonoma County Municipal Court was itself absorbed into the Superior Court following the voter-authorized reorganization in 1998, California Proposition 220.
Extent
7 volumes
Restrictions
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Availability
Materials stored offsite, but collection is open to research. In many cases, further details on individual volumes can be found by calling staff at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. To view these materials, please call staff at to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library