Membership is open to all individuals. Member meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, except August and December. Meetings are held via Zoom Meeting. Members will be provided with the meeting link each month via email. Others should contact the prior 5pm the day of the meeting. The annual membership fees are $20 for individuals or $25 for two people at the same address.

Join using our Membership Form.

Benefits of membership include our newsletter and our journal, both available in the online members area. Members also receive a reduced rate for research, email reminders, and access to the members area of this website.

The members area of this website contains:
  • The SCCHGS newsletter, current and back issues from Oct 2010
  • The SCCHGS journal, Santa Clara County Connections, current and all back issues
  • Board meeting agendas (typically added one or two days before the meeting)
  • The annual calendar
  • Local & Family History resources, Santa Clara County, CA, an extensive guide to conducting local research
  • Beginners Guide to Genealogy, a 54-page pdf document, published by SCCHGS
  • Video recordings of recent General Meeting speakers
  • Video recordings of Genealogy Basics classes
Members may vote in the annual elections at the May member meeting and on other decisions occasionally brought to the membership.

Members are welcome to attend board meetings and may stand for election to positions on the board. Board meetings are announced in the newsletter ‘Calendar of Events.’

We invite members to volunteer.