Site Navigation


(Results will be provided by Google Search)


Tip of the Iceberg image was created
by the California Genealogical Society

SCCHGS title

Welcome to the SCCHGS Website


Entrance of the Central Park Library

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: "Making Your Family History Come to Life”, January 20, 2015, 6pm, presented by Jackie Krebs Reimers. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Bring your family history to life using techniques taught by Jackie Krebs Reimers. She will present how to find stories about your ancestors, illustrate them using pedigree charts and family photos, as well as scrapbooking historic life events. Get suggestions on choosing the best software and tips and tricks to make the whole process easy.
Jackie is an active genealogy researcher from Santa Cruz affiliated with the Family History Center and the county genealogical society.


General Meeting: "Making Your Family History Come to Life”, February 17, 2015, 6pm, Margie Edinger Room, presented by Care and Reading of Old Tombstones. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Since time began, humans have used something to mark burial sites of their loved ones. What materials have been used for these markers? How do you clean a stained marker/tombstone? Or, should you? Is it a tombstone, gravestone, headstone or. . . ? Tombstone forms varied across times and regions. U.S. military markers have evolved in style and information since originating in frontier days. Symbols and epitaphs on tombstones often reflect personal characteristics.
Martha Wallace is a retired middle school teacher who volunteers at NARA in San Bruno and Rengstorff House in Mountain View. She enjoys history and searching for her ancestors.

Help SCCHGS Earn Money Through YOUR Shopping

  • S.H.A.R.E.S. card
    • S.H.A.R.E.S. is an acronym for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education & Sports in our community.
    • S.H.A.R.E.S. card is FREE.  I have the cards to mail to you now!
    • Save Mart Supermarkets and their family of stores (Lucky Supermarkets, Food Maxx, and S-Mart Foods) donate 4.5 million annually.
    • Each swipe of the S.H.A.R.E.S. card earns up to 3% of qualified purchases for our organization.
    • Eliminate security issues. No handling of scrip or money is exchanged.
  • eSCRIP
Contact Trina Gentry for more information: connections at

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