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

20
Apr
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From the Valley of Hearts Delight to the high-tech capital of the world, the Santa Clara Valley has gone through tremendous ecological as well as cultural changes. These changes have been shaped by the rich diversity of settlers, people who brought with them their industry, cultures and habits. How did a booming agricultural era, followed by a shift to urbanization affect the landscape, flora and fauna and what are the ecological changes and resulting issues?
28
Apr
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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.
4
May
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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.
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Are you interested in Irish Genealogy? Mary Boyle and Ed Keelin are starting an Irish Genealogy Special Interest Group which will meet on Zoom at a time and date to be determined. The focus of this group will be to support fellow genealogists in their Irish genealogy research using the book, The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide by Claire Santry. Each month one chapter of the book will be discussed in a book group type format. Members will share with points they deem important from the chapter as well as personal strategies, successes and challenges. While Mary and Ed will facilitate this group, members should read the chapter ahead to prepare for the meetings. If you are interested, send your contact information to us (see More).
1
Jun
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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.
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.
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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