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Other Archives and Repositories in Santa Clara County

De Anza College California History Center

Gilroy History Museum

History San Jose

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

San Jose Public Library - California Room

San Jose State University Special Collections and Archives

Santa Clara City Library - Genealogy Room

Santa Clara University Archives

Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History

Stanford University Archives

 

Genealogy Societies

Oakland Regional Family History Center (Includes information about the San Jose and Santa Clara Family History Centers)

Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society

Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group

 

Historical Societies

California Pioneers of Santa Clara County

Cupertino Historical Society and Museum

Los Altos Hills Historical Society

Milpitas Historical Society

Morgan Hill Historical Society

Mt. Diablo Surveyors Historical Society

Mountain View Historical Association

Palo Alto Historical Society

Preservation Action Council of San Jose

Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association

 

County Resources

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission

 

Online Resources

Calisphere

Online Archive of California

Silicon Valley History Online

Sunnyvale Public Library Digital Archive​


Additional Resources

Building Permits

The city the property is located in, for example City of San Jose, http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1998 

If the property is located in an unincorporated area, https://www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd/Pages/DPD.aspx 

California Room at the MLK Library

https://www.sjpl.org/caroom

Blueprints 

The city the property is located in, for example City of San Jose, http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1998 

If the property is located in an unincorporated area, https://www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd/Pages/DPD.aspx 

California Room at the MLK Library
https://www.sjpl.org/caroom​

Surveyor’s Counter Maps

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd/DocsForms/Documents/Surveyor/Pages/CounterMaps.htm

County Surveyor’s Office Record Index Search Tool​

http://sccplanning.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bc21a949580746968cb7139386996978


Birth, Marriage or Death Records - Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office​

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rec/Pages/ocr.aspx


Divorce Records - The Superior Court of California​

http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/family/faqs/divorce_records.shtml

Personal Papers of Individuals and Families - History San Jose

http://historysanjose.org/wp/

 


Please contact the Archivist at Archives@ceo.sccgov.org or (408) 755-7895 if other resources should be added to this page.​​​​

Last updated: 7/7/2020 10:13 AM