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Birth and Marriage Records
Church Records
Contributors
Court Records & Jail
Death
Directories
Finding Aids
Historical Resources
Land Records
Maps
Military Records
Miscellaneous
Naturalization & Immigration Records
Newspaper Records
Photographs
Researchers Societies

Established Date:

18 Feb 1850

Organized From:

Original County

County Seat:

San Jose

SocietiesBack to the top of page

Society Member Address City State Zip
California Pioneers of Santa Clara County PO Box 8208 San Jose CA 95155
Cupertino Historical Society and Museum 10185 N. Stelling Road Cupertino CA 95014
Dalton Genealogical Society 880 Ames Court Palo Alto CA 94303
Gilroy Historical Society PO Box 2190 Gilroy CA 95021
Los Altos Hills Historical Society 27200 Elena Road Los Altos CA 94022
Morgan Hill Historical Society PO Box 1258 Morgan Hill CA 95037
Palo Alto Historical Association PO Box 193 Palo Alto CA 94302
Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society Y2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara CA 95051
Saratoga Historical Foundation PO Box 172 Saratoga CA 95070
Stanford Historical Society PO Box 2328 Stanford CA 94309-2328

Birth & Marriage RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Birth & Marriage Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Church RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Church Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Court & Jail RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Court Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Other Index Notaries1886-1909 California Genealogy & History ArchivesPeggy Hooper & volunteers
Probate Index County Probate Cases Collection - 2100 cases1893-1908 Santa Clara County ArchivesSanta Clara County Probate Court. Originals in the Santa Clara County Archives
Superior Court Website Superior Court- Santa Clara County Official County Website

Death RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Death Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Cemetery Index burial index for the Mission City Memorial Park Cemetery (Santa Clara, CA) and 2 funeral home indexes1874-1997 Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society
Cemetery Website Find A Grave - Santa Clara Find A GraveCemetery Records Online
Cemetery Index GNIS Cemeteries - Santa Clara United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Cemetery Website Interment.net - Santa Clara Interment.netCemetery Records Online
Coroner Index Coroner's Inquests1891-1932 Santa Clara County Archives
Obituary Index Mountain View Obituary Database: Obituaries in the Mountain View History Center Collection1967-2004 City of Mountain View History Center2008 City of Mountain View Library
Obituary Index Palo Alto Historical Association Obituary Collection: with additional articles and obituaries in the Palo Alto City Library1890+ Palo Alto City LibraryPalo Alto Historical Association
Probate Index County Wills Index1900s-1970 Santa Clara County Archives

DirectoriesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Directories CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website California Online Historical Directories - Santa Clara© Miriam Robbins Midkiff, 2009-2010
Handbook and Directory of Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Mateo Counties1975 Internet Archive
Website Santa Clara County Directories sfgenealogy

Finding AidsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Record Finding Aids CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Website Family Search Wiki - Santa Clara County Family Search
Website Santa Clara City Library - Genealogy Santa Clara City Library
Website The California GenWeb Project The US GenWeb ProjectCAGW Administrative Team

Historical ResourcesBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State History Resources CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Digital Copy Trinity Church, San Josť, California, Advent 1860 to Easter 19031903 Internet ArchiveTrinity Church Parish Guild
Website Wikipedia - Santa Clara WikipediaHistory, Government, Neighborhoods, etc.
Place Website Building Histories Philadelphia Architects and BuildingsThe Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Place Website County Bridges BridgeHunter.com James Baughn?and?contributors.
Place Website Extant Railroad/Railway Structures Railroad Station Historical Society Compiled by M. J. Camp, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc
Place Index GNIS Populated Places: Santa Clara United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Index GNIS Post Offices: Santa Clara United States Board on Geographic NamesLinks to location information and maps
Place Website Historical Landmarks California State Historical LandmarksDonald Laird

Land RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Land Records & Maps CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index County Map Books Collection1850-1957 Santa Clara County ArchivesHoused at Clerks Office
Mining Website Stone Quarries & Beyond- Santa Clara CountyPeggy Perazzo & Pat Perazzo

MapsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Index Henry and Raymond Fisher Survey Collection1850-1957 Santa Clara County ArchivesSanta Clara County Clerk Recorder
Digital Copy San Francisco Bay 1895 Golden Nugget Library - California Statewide DatabasesSanta Clara Co Resources San Jose Mercury

Military RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Military Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online

Miscellaneous RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website Miscellaneous California State Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
WPA Inventory County Farm and Old People's Home The Poorhouse Story
School Transcription State Normal School1863-1889 RootsWebHistorical Sketch of the State Normal School at San Jose, California, with a Catalogue of Its Graduates and a Record of Their Work for Twenty-Seven Years?[1862-1889]. State Office, J.D. Young, Supt. State Printing.? Sacramento, California. 1889

Naturalization & Immigration RecordsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California State Naturalization & Immigration Records CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Index County Naturalization Index1850-1934 Santa Clara County ArchivesRecords are held by Santa Clara County Superior Court

NewspapersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Digital CopyAlmaden Resident 10/16/2003 AM
Website California Newspapers CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Digital CopyCampbell Reporter 9/22/1999 AMCampbell
Index Chronicling America - Santa Clara County CA Newspapers Library of CongressInventory of Newspapers Published in the county
Digital CopyCupertino Courier 12/27/1995 AMCupertino
Digital CopyEvening News 1898-1922 GBSan Jose
Digital CopyFremont Bulletin 6/28/2007 AMMilpitas
Digital CopyLos Gatos Daily News Sep 2006-Aug 2007 AMLos Gatos
Digital CopyLos Gatos Weekly-Times 6/7/2006 AMLos Gatos
Digital CopyMilpitas Post 8/5/2004 AMMilpitas
Digital CopyNuevo Mundo 1996-2005 AWSan Jose
Digital CopyPalo Alto Daily News 9/22/2006 AMPalo Alto
Digital CopyRose Garden Resident 6/22/2006 AMSan Jose
Digital CopySan Jose Mercury News 1886-1922 GBSan Jose
Digital CopySan Jose Mercury News 6/1/1985AM /LNSan Jose
Digital CopySaratoga News 12/6/1995 AMSaratoga
Digital CopyStanford Atisbos 1975-1978 GBStanford
Digital CopySunnyvale Sun 2/21/1996 AMSunnyvale

PhotographsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Website California Photograph Collections CSGACSGA California Research Guide Online
Calisphere - Santa Clara CalispherePictures and texts - Calisphere is a service of the UC Libraries, powered by the California Digital Library.
Index County Office of Planning Photographs1906-1980 Santa Clara County ArchivesSee OAC for description
Digital Copy LOC - Prints and Photographs: Santa Clara Library of CongressLibrary of Congress Digital Photograph Collection
Postcard Digital Copy Penny Postcards from California US GenWeb ArchivesUS GenWeb Archives

ResearchersBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Janice Sellers
Santa Clara County Genealogical & Historical SocietyClick on Research

ContributorsBack to the top of page

Sub Category Type Description Years Location Bibliography
Cath MaddenTrindle
Janice Sellers
 
 
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