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, Zoom Meeting particulars, and registration requirements for specific events.

Upcoming Events

23
Jun
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Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.
6
Jul
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Our DNASIG is a discussion group that meets to share information and learn from each other. If you have done a DNA test with Ancestry, FTDNA, MyHeritage or 23andMe and would like to learn more about what your results might tell you about your family tree, you are welcome to join us. This is not a class but rather a sharing forum. We combine our genealogy with a pinch of DNA to learn more about how to build our own family trees.
8
Jul
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Facilitated by Mary Boyle, this group seeks to learn more about all aspects of Irish genealogy research. This will be unlike other SIGs in its structure around the Family Tree Irish Research Guide by Claire Santry. This book is a very approachable guide to contemporary Irish research. You will be asked to read a chapter a month and encouraged to try out the recommendations on your own ancestors.
14
Jul
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Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.
20
Jul
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What was Santa Clara County like in 1889? Who owned the property where you live today? Using the 1889 official map of Santa Clara County, a local group of genealogists investigated 1889 property owners and learned about some of the people for whom our streets, schools and local landmarks are named: some famous and some not so well-known. Join us to hear the interesting stories they discovered, learn about the resources they used and plan your own investigation into the 1889 owner of the property where you live today.
28
Jul
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Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.
7
Sep
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Our DNASIG is a discussion group that meets to share information and learn from each other. If you have done a DNA test with Ancestry, FTDNA, MyHeritage or 23andMe and would like to learn more about what your results might tell you about your family tree, you are welcome to join us. This is not a class but rather a sharing forum. We combine our genealogy with a pinch of DNA to learn more about how to build our own family trees.
8
Sep
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Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.
22
Sep
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Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.
5
Oct
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Our DNASIG is a discussion group that meets to share information and learn from each other. If you have done a DNA test with Ancestry, FTDNA, MyHeritage or 23andMe and would like to learn more about what your results might tell you about your family tree, you are welcome to join us. This is not a class but rather a sharing forum. We combine our genealogy with a pinch of DNA to learn more about how to build our own family trees.
13
Oct
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Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.
Closure
Santa Clara City Library closure
Closure
SCCHGS activities during closure
SCCHGS is continuing to provide services as best we can during the pandemic closure period. Look for announcements on this page.

Meetings, classes and groups are conducted via Zoom Meeting. The links to each meeting are sent out by email — see the particulars in the announcement details ('More' links).

Our general meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. Topics are shown below. These meetings will be held virtually via Zoom for the remainder of 2020. Members will be provided with the meeting link via email. Others should contact the prior to the meeting (until 5 pm the day of the meeting) for the link.

SCCHGS Genealogy Consultants are offering limited consulting services via email and zoom. Send an email to with your question or for more information.

SCCHGS Researchers are also offering limited research services via email. All local repositories and archives are currently closed, but the researchers do have access to some materials. See Research Services or contact for more information.

Special interest groups continue to meet, via Zoom Meeting. Watch for announcements on this page.

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

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