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RESEARCH SERVICES

CONSULTANTS

SCCHGS volunteers staff the Genealogy Room at the Santa Clara City Library many times during the month. Please refer to the monthly schedule to see consultant availability [the schedule is updated monthly. However, ONLY the current month is fully accurate]. 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.

RESEARCH ORDER

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 need more research than what can be provided by our volunteers you may want to hire a professional researcher. The Board of Certified Genealogists and The Association of Professional Genealogists has a list of current researchers that specialize in California research.

Instructions

  • Please submit only THREE (3) unique names in your order.
  • Fees are PER NAME for each item selected below. Your order will not be processed without payment. 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: SCCGHS - 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.
  • Special Projects - researchers are available to take on other special projects. Please contact the Research Team with your questions. Generally, the cost will be $10 per item requested.

Your Information

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address1: *
Address2:
City: *
State: *
Zip: *
Country: *
Email: *
Phone:
Spamcode: * (please enter these numbers: )
* Required fields.

MAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Send search results through: Email Attachment Postal Mail

ITEMS TO SEARCH

1. San Jose Mercury News Obituary Search
Searches will be performed for up to 2 weeks past date of death.
Death date must be provided below. If death date is not known,
order California Death Index search, item 2 below.
Number of names:

2. California Death Index, 1905-1939
Number of names:

3. Early Vital Death Records for Santa Clara County, 1873-1905.
Please verify record is available by checking the online index first.
We will provide an image of the original record. Please note that as
registration was not required for vitals prior to 1905, information
may be incomplete.
Number of names:

4. Early Vital Birth Records for Santa Clara County, 1871-1905.
Please note that as registration was not required for vitals
prior to 1905, information may be incomplete.
Number of names:

5. Early Vital Marriage Records for Santa Clara County, 1850-1905.
Please verify record is available by checking the online index first.
We will provide an image of the original record. Please note that as
registration was not required for vitals prior to 1905, information
may be incomplete.
Number of names:

6. California Bride Index, 1960-1985
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7. California Groom Index, 1960-1985
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8. Funeral Home Books,
Williams [1902-1979] & Monahan [1914-1936]
Please verify information is available by checking online
indexes for William and Monahan first.
Number of names:

9. Early Settlers File
File sizes vary. The fee will cover copying the
entire file. Please verify information is available
by checking the online index first.
Number of names:

10. San Jose City Directories — 1870, 1882-1883, 1889, 1911-1977.
Some years, but not all, include surrounding cities.
Additional dates are available off-site, which requires
additional time to process.
Number of names:

11. Great Register of Voters — 1867, 1889, 1890, 1892, 1900
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12. 12. Tombstone Inscriptions — of Santa Clara, prior to 1984
Calvary, Gate of Heaven, Madronia, Los Gatos Memorial Park,
Mission City (1874-1997), Oak Hill Memorial Park (to about 1986),
and several smaller cemeteries, including Mission San Jose
and St. Joseph’s, both in Fremont, Alameda County, CA.
Number of names:

13. 1876 Historical Atlas of Santa Clara County
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14. 1853 San Jose Tax Roll; 1873-1881 Delinquent Tax Rolls
Number of names:

15. Santa Clara County Town/City Histories
Campbell, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, San Jose,
City of Santa Clara and Saratoga. Please verify information
is available using our online index prior to ordering. Note
that the Town History Index is included in the County History
Index.
Number of names:

16. SCCHGS Scrapbooks
Collections of news stories, obituaries, historical articles, etc.
Please verify information is available using our online index prior
to ordering.
Number of names:

17. Roberta Robinson Scrapbook
Please verify information is available using our online indexes prior
to ordering.
Number of names:

18. "Connections" surname index from SCCHGS bi-annual
publication. We will perform an extensive search of the
multi-part index of names from June 1964 to present.
Number of names:

19. Los Altos Town Crier Obit Search
Number of names:

20. Special Project
Researchers are available to take on other special projects.
Please contact the Research Team with your questions first before
ordering.
Number of names: