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General Meetings and Free Seminars

Our evening general meetings are on the Third Tuesday of the month in the Margie Edinger Room at the Santa Clara City Public Library located on Homestead Road. For directions please see the map.

Please help brighten up our general meetings by providing your suggestions for Speakers or Topics that you would like to see in the future. Please provide a brief description of the topic, the Speaker's name, their e-mail address, mailing address or Telephone number (if known). Send suggestions to Program Chair.


General Meeting: “Frank Delos Wolfe Architecture”, April 21, 2015, Tuesday, 6pm, Margie Edinger Room, presented by Krista Van Laan. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Krista Van Laan, author of Frank Delos Wolfe, California Prairie Architecture. Krista will talk about her discoveries as she researched the work of prolific San Jose architect, Frank Delos Wolfe. He designed prairie-style buildings influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright between the years of 1912 and 1922. Located in San Jose and throughout Northern California, most of these beautiful homes, schools, and apartments are still standing. The book showcases more than 40 prairie-style buildings and tells the stories of their fascinating owners. Wolfe's clients were the pioneers that helped build and influence Santa Clara County in the booming 1910s.
Ms. Van Laan will talk about her research techniques used in discovering Wolfe's works and their owners.


General Meeting: “Central Park Library's Genealogy and History Collection”, May 19, 2015, Tuesday, 6pm, Margie Edinger Room, presented by Mary Boyle. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Flyer

Come and join the Society as it hears from History Librarian, Mary Boyle, about the latest in Central Park Library's genealogy and history collection. Did you know there is a computer class for genealogists nearly every month? Volunteers are busy enhancing our access and collection of historic photographs. Lots of new books have been added that might help you make a breakthrough or just give you something interesting to read about our local history.

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Where are we located?

The society is located at the City of Santa Clara Central Park Library in the Heritage Pavilion.

We have a large collection of genealogy resources along with a great historical collection available for the public's use.

There are also consultants to help introduce patrons to the collection and assist them with their research problems. There is a staff available for help, usually from 1-3 pm; also 7-9 pm as volunteers are available.

This web page is hosted on behalf of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society by SFgenealogy