SCCHGS volunteers staff the Genealogy Room at the Santa Clara City Library many times during the month. Consultants are able to help patrons locate information, develop research strategies and utilize the library’s resources. Please stop by and see how we can help in your research. For consultant availability, please refer to the 'Consultant' entries on the SCCHGS Calendar.
If you cannot visit the library, a volunteer research team is available to do basic Santa Clara County genealogical research. Fees vary according to the extent of the research. Members of the Santa Clara Historical and Genealogical Society receive discounted research rates.
Please keep in mind that this research is done by volunteers, and our expected response time is 60-90 days, depending on demand and on the availability of volunteers.
If you have any questions, you can email the before you order.
Please submit only THREE (3) unique names in your order.
Fees are PER NAME for each item selected below. The fee(s) are FOR THE SEARCH. If the information is not there, we cannot manufacture it.
Please provide as much information as possible (e.g., dates of birth, marriage, death, addresses, alternate spellings, nicknames, etc.) for the best results.
Assume a 60 to 90 day response time - depending on the volunteer's time and availability.
We greatly prefer online orders. If this is not possible, please fill out this online form, press the CHECKOUT button at the bottom, and then print out the page and mail it along with a check to: SCCHGS - Attention: Research, Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5397. A stamped legal size envelope is appreciated if you do not have an email address.
Santa Clara County Early Vitals Records: Check the online index first. Then send a request to the with as much information as possible. No initial payment is required. The Research Team will clarify what records are available and contact you with the proper fee amount.
Special Projects: Researchers are available to take on other special projects. Please contact the with your questions. Generally, the cost will be $10 per item requested.