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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 

Gilroy Historical Society​

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


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, the City of San Jose

If the property is located in an unincorporated area, contact the Department of Planning and Development​

California Room at the MLK Library​


The City the property is located in, for example, the City of San Jose

If the property is located in an unincorporated area, contact the Department of Planning and Development

California Room at the MLK Library

Surveyor’s Counter Maps

County Surveyor’s Office Record Index Search Tool​

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

Divorce Records - The Superior Court of California​

Personal Papers of Individuals and Families - History San Jose


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

Last updated: 4/30/2021 4:37 PM