Here you will find commonly used web links for information on:




Local Literacy Programs




Web sites to help you find a job or sign up for unemployment benefits

California Employment Development Department - The state department dedicated to helping you find a job and keep you on your feet until you do.

Unemployment Insurance Application Online - Form DE 1101I to fill out and submit online

Unemployment Insurance Printable Application - A pdf of form DE 1101I to fill out, print, and mail.

California Job Service : CalJOBS - California's online system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumes. 



Dixon's Independent Voice - The ONLY locally owned newspaper in Dixon, California. 

Dixon Tribune - The Dixon Tribune is published three days a week, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Davis Enterprise - Davis' daily newspaper. Founded in 1897.

Vacaville Reporter - A daily newspaper in Vacaville CA, serving northern Solano County.

Fairfield Daily Republic - Fairfield's daily newspaper.

Sacramento Bee - The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento. Since its creation in 1857, the Bee has become Sacramento's largest newspaper, the fifth largest newspaper in California, and the 25th largest paper in the U.S.

Woodland Daily Democrat - Woodland's daily newspaper. 

InfoTrac Newsstand - InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.



Solano County Library 

The Solano County Library is the public library system for the county of Solano in California. The library system consists of 7 public libraries and the Solano County Law Library. SPLASH Member

Napa City-County Library

The Napa City-County Library is the public library of Napa, California. The main branch is located in downtown Napa at 580 Coombs Street. There are three branch libraries: American Canyon, Calistoga and Yountville.

Benicia Public Library

The Benicia Public Library is the public library of Benicia, California. SPLASH Member

St. Helena Public Library

The St. Helena Public Library is the public library of St. Helena, California. SPLASH Member

Solano Community College Library

The library of Solano Community College.  

Napa Valley Community College

The Library of Napa Valley Communtiy College

Yolo County Library

The Yolo County Library is the public library system for the county of Yolo in California. The library system consists of 7 public libraries.

Woodland Public Library

The Woodland Public Library is the public library for Woodland, California. 

Sacramento Public Library

The Sacramento County Library is the public library system for the county of Sacramento in California. The library system consists of 27 public libraries.

UC Davis Libraries

The University of California at Davis has 8 libraries including law and medical libraries.

California State Library

The California State Library collects, preserves, generates and disseminates a wide array of information. It was founded in 1850 by the California State Legislature. Today, it is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The California State Library advises, consults with and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries. It directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs. The mission of the California State Library is to serve as California's public research library, helping the people of California, their governments and their libraries with their information and knowledge needs. All branches are located in Sacramento, California, the State Capitol, except for the Sutro Library.

California State Library - Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

California's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and holds the largest number of books. Its collections include more than 32 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 61 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America, including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, a Gutenberg Bible (one of only four perfect vellum copies known to exist); over 1 million US government publications; 1 million issues of world newspapers spanning the past three centuries; 33,000 bound newspaper volumes; 500,000 microfilm reels; over 6,000 comic book titles; the world's largest collection of legal materials; films; 4.8 million maps; sheet music; 2.7 million sound recordings; more than 13.7 million Prints & Photographs images including fine and popular art pieces and architectural drawings; the Betts Stradivarius; and the Cassavetti Stradivarius.


Local Literacy Programs

Programs in the area to help spread literacy.

Solano County Adult Literacy Program

Trained volunteer tutors provide free tutoring to adults who want to improve, reading, writing, and English speaking skills. Adults come to the library's literacy program with a variety of goals. "Adults can improve their literacy skills when they are given encouragement, guidance and appropriate materials."

Yolo Reads - Adult Literacy

Yolo Reads provides free tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling, and grammar skills. Learners receive one-on-one support from volunteer tutors and free materials. 

Woodland Library Literacy Services

The Literacy Service is responsible for the operation of all literacy programs in the City of Woodland:  Adult Literacy, Inmate Literacy, and Voter Literacy. 



Genealogical organizations, instructional web sites, government resources and other web sites

Local Genealogy

Solano County Genealogy Society

Solano County Historical Society

California Genealogy (California US GenWeb Project) 

California State Genealogical Alliance 

Federation of East European Family History Societies 

Genealogical & Historical Council of Sacramento Valley 

Solano County, California Message Board  

The Davis Genealogical Club and Library 


Genealogy Websites Library Edition - available for use in the library 

Civil War Photo Home Page 

Family History Network 

Family Search Page 

Family Tree Maker 

Family Tree Searcher 

Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches 

Global Genealogy

National Library of Canada Genealogy Guide 

Ref Desk Genealogy Resources 


US GenWeb Project 



United States Information Sites

National Archives' Resources for Genealogists

Official 1940 Census site