Welcome to SCCHGS
SCCHGS is proud to provide frequent classes, seminars and speakers on both local history and genealogy topics. Our volunteers offer free consulting and low-cost research services and continue to index local genealogical records not available elsewhere. Please explore this site to see all of these great resources and more.

Our general meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. Check below for time, location, and registration requirements for specific events.

Upcoming Events

8
Jul
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Join SCCHGS genealogy consultants for a Genealogy Basics Special Interest Group (SIG). If you are new to genealogy, returning to genealogy or simply want to review the basics, this group is for you. The group will meet monthly and will start with a short presentation or demonstration on a topic of importance to beginner genealogists. Following that, the facilitator will open the session for questions, comments and discussion.
21
Jul
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Born Ute Schaab in Friedberg, Germany, shortly after World War II, Judy was the daughter of a white German woman and a black American soldier, whose mixed race led to her becoming one of many unwanted “Brown Babies” abandoned by their mother. Her powerful and riveting memoir describes the transformation she experienced in her quest to find both birth parents. From childhood in Germany shortly after the war to adulthood in America, her published work Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing recounts the inspirational odyssey, as the search for her birth parents leads to discovery of the good, the bad, and the ugly family secrets that she had struggled to unearth for decades. Her journey of self-discovery results in a thought-provoking chapter on forgiveness and healing and concludes with a guide to researching your own ancestry or finding a family member or friend who has been missing from your life.
12
Aug
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Join SCCHGS genealogy consultants for a Genealogy Basics Special Interest Group (SIG). If you are new to genealogy, returning to genealogy or simply want to review the basics, this group is for you. The group will meet monthly and will start with a short presentation or demonstration on a topic of importance to beginner genealogists. Following that, the facilitator will open the session for questions, comments and discussion.
Aug


No General Meeting in August
Closure
All Santa Clara city libraries are closed - through at least June 30th.
Santa Clara City:    City COVID-19 Update

Santa Clara Library:    FAQ About the Library Closure

Santa Clara Library:    Curbside Pickup Service    NEW

SCCHGS activities
All SCCHGS activities at the library are canceled until further notice. This cancellation includes general meeting and speakers, classes, research, volunteer activities, etc.

General meetings and speaker presentations for July and September are planned to be online, via Zoom Meeting. Watch for announcements on this page.

Volunteer consultants are still available to provide help and guidance with genealogy. Email your questions to .

Board meetings will continue on their normal schedule, via Zoom Meeting. Members may check the Members Area page for more info.

Be safe.


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