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Santa Clara City Library

Stanford University Libraries

California State Library

NARA's Pacific Region
Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region - Laguna Niguel, CA

USGenWeb Archives
Santa Clara County California Archives

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy
FamilySearch.org

California Research Outline

Los Altos California
1300 Grant Road
Los Altos, CA 94024
Phone: 650-968-1019

Milpitas California
3110 Cropley Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132-3546
Phone: 408-259-5501

San Jose California
4977 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135
Phone: 408-274-8592

Santa Clara California
875 Quince Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: 408-241-1449


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Historical & Genealogical
Societies

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society
2635 Homestead Rd
Santa Clara, CA
95051-5387




Genealogy Books and CDs
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DNA & Genealogy
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The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
Peter Wilson Coldham
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s.
The Collected Works of David Dobson
QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style.
First Revised Edition
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
John Grenham
Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE
William Dollarhide
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Mark D. Herber with a Foreword by John Titford
The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants
to the American Colonies or the United States Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History. With a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition.
Jamestowne Ancestors 1607-1699 Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Landing at James Towne 1607-2007

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Santa Clara County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, San Martin, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale

Complete List of Cities & Townships

Established: February 18, 1850
Original County
County Seat: San Jose

 
  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • California State Vital Records Office of Vital Records
    304 'S' Street
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Phone: (916) 445-1719
    Fax: (800) 858-5553

  • New Law Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth or death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
  • VitalSearch-Ca.com
    California Birth Index
  • California Death Records
    9,366,786 records from 1940 thru 1997
  • Califrornia Marriage Indexes
    For the years 1949-1959 there are two volumes for each year, one for Brides and one for Grooms. These volumes are fragile and may not be photocopied under any circumstances. The years 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-85 and 1986 are published in microfiche, one set for Brides and one for Grooms. Does not circulate.
  • California Marriage Records Project
    USGenWeb Archives Marriage Records Project
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Ancestry.com: Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's.
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Santa Clara County Calfornia Migrations
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
 Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records

  Court, Wills & Probate Records

 City & Farm Directories

  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions

  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
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