New Arrivals

This is a list of new books recently added to the genealogy collection at the Santa Clara Public Library.

New books are first displayed on the shelves facing the computers next to the Heritage Pavilion. After a month or two, the books are moved to the open shelves at the appropriate number. If the book you are looking for is not on the New Book Shelf, check the return cart, the open shelves, and the catalog to see if it is checked out.

The same list is published in the Newsletter. Older lists can be found from the Newsletter page in the Members Area.

Revised 8/31/2022

2022 January - May

  • New Books:

    • Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation; by Maud Newton; 929.2 N56
    • Baptism index of the German church records, Lutheran and Reformed of Fayette County and Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1783-1806; by Paul Miller Ruff; 929.3748 R92 Index
    • Berks County, Pennsylvania church records of the 18th century. Volume 4; by F. Edward Wright; GS 929.3748 W94 v.4
    • Butler County, the second hundred years; by Ralph Goldinger; 974.891 G61
    • DNA for Native American genealogy; by Roberta Estes; 929.1072 E79
    • Early history of western Pennsylvania : western Pennsylvania pensioners for Revolutionary services rejected and suspended pension applications of western Pennsylvania residents, especially edited for inclusion in this reprint; 974.8 E12
    • French Canadian sources : a guide for genealogists; 929.3714 F87
    • Frontier ways : sketches of life in the old West; by Edward Everett Dale; 978.02 D13
    • The Germans in colonial times; by Lucy Forney Bittinger; GS 973.0431 B62
    • Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War veterans : compilation of the death rolls of the departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948; by Dennis Northcott; 973.76 N87
    • Keeping house : women's lives in western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850; by Virginia K Bartlett; 929.3748 B29
    • The land laws of Pennsylvania; by Thomas Sergeant; 929.3748 S48
    • List of free African Americans in the American Revolution : Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware : (followed by the French and Indian Wars and colonial militias); by Paul Heinegg; 929.375 H46
    • Macon County, Illinois, inscriptions, Decatur Greenwood Cemetery; 929.3773 D29
    • Monroe County, Ohio newspaper abstracts : 8 March 1844 - 25 August 1852; by Rita A. Bone Kopp; 929.3771 K83
    • Monroe County, Ohio newspaper abstracts : The spirit of democracy, 7 January 1868 - 31 May 1870 and 7 June 1870 - 31 December 1892; by Rita A. Bone Kopp; 929.3771 K83
    • Monroe County, Ohio newspaper abstracts : Woodsfield Republican, 14 September - 21 September 1860, and the Spirit of democracy, 31 December 1862-31 December 1867; by Rita A. Bone Kopp; 929.3771 K83
    • The New Hampshire genealogical record. whole no. 125, Winter 2022, vol. 34, no. 1; 929.3742 N53 2022
    • Overland to California with the Pioneer Line : the gold rush diary of Bernard J. Reid; by Bernard J. Reid; 978.02 R35
    • Passenger and immigration lists index. Supplement; GR 929.373 F47
    • Pioneer life in western Pennsylvania; by J. E. Wright; 974.8 W95
    • Power of the spirit : a Portuguese journey of building faith and churches in California; by Joe Machado; 979.4 M149
    • Records of pastoral acts at the Lutheran and Reformed congregations of the Muddy Creek Church, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1730-1790; GS 929.3748 R311
    • Reproduction map of Butler County, Pennsylvania 1858; by Violet M Covert; 929.3748 C87
    • Researching Scots-Irish ancestors : the essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster, 1600-1800; by William J. Roulston; 929.1 R859
    • Santa Clara Valley : images of the past; by Donald O. DeMers, Jr; GR 979.473 D37
    • Scottish genealogy : the basics and beyond; by David Dobson; 929.3411 D63
    • Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church family album; GR 285.0979 P92 2009
    • Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church family album; GR 285.0979 P92 2013
    • U.S. military records : a guide to federal and state sources, colonial America to the present; by James C Neagles; GR 929.1 N33
    • A Vestibule to heaven : Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish; by Miguel Valle Ávila; 263.0979 A95
    • Worsham & Washam family history; by Dorothy G Tuttle; 929.2 W93
  • Case Books:

    • 16 x Mom : sixteen children : inspiring and compelling life story : Mom, Rose; by Barbara Olivo Cagle; 929.2 OL49 Case
    • California pioneer register and index, 1542-1848 : including Inhabitants of California, 1769-1800, and List of pioneers; by Hubert Howe Bancroft; 979.4 B21 Case


  • New Books:

    • Early Connecticut marriages as found on ancient church records prior to 1800; by Frederic W. Bailey; GR 929.3746 B15
    • The history of Newport, New Hampshire : from 1766 to 1878, with a genealogical register; by Edmund Wheeler; 974.275 W56
    • Index to War of 1812 service records for volunteer soldiers from Georgia; by Judy Swaim Kratovil; GR 929.3758 K89
    • Murray County, Georgia marriage records, Books I-VI, 1835-1905; by Louise Coker; GS 929.3758 C68
    • The New Hampshire genealogical record. whole no. 124, Fall 2021, vol. 33, no. 3; 929.3742 N53
    • Passenger and immigration lists index. Supplement; GR 929.373 F47
    • Silicon alleys : selected Metro Silicon Valley columns, 2005-2020; by Gary Singh; 979.474 S61
    • Soldiers, sailors, and patriots of the Revolutionary War, Vermont; by Carleton Edward Fisher; GS 929.1743 F53
    • The third book of marriage records of Washington County, Arkansas : 1880-1890; by Lloyd McConnell; GS 929.3767 M12
    • Whitfield County, Georgia 25 years of marriages, 1894-1918; by Marcelle White; GS 929.3758 W58
    • Whitfield County, Georgia marriages, 1852-1894; GS 929.3758 W595


  • New Books:

    • Early nineteenth-century German settlers in Ohio (mainly Cincinnati and environs), Kentucky, and other states; by Clifford Neal Smith; GS 929.343 S64
    • The gem of Edenvale : the historic Hayes Mansion of San Jose, California; by Nancy L Newlin; 979.474 N54 2005
    • Germania San José : the early German heritage of Silicon Valley; by Maria Brand; 979.473 B81
    • Germania San José : the early German heritage of Silicon Valley; by Maria Brand; 979.473 B81
    • Handy Maryland genealogy handbook : all you need to find genealogy resources for Maryland; by Gary L. Morris; 929.3752 M87
    • The millennium edition of the history and genealogy of the Hubbell family; by Hilbert Roland Hubble; 929.2 H87
    • The Mayflower migration : immigrants to Plymouth, 1620; by Robert Charles Anderson; 929.3746 A54
    • Valhalla : Lynbrook High School yearbook; 373.1897 L98
    • Valhalla : Lynbrook High School yearbook; 373.1897 L98


  • New Books:

    • The Edward Clark genealogy, 1676-1988 : from Bacon's Rebellion of 1676 in Virginia down to the present day : Edward (1655?-1737) of Middlesex and Essex counties, Virginia, and his descendants, including the Bristow, Stiff, Roudebush, McFarland, Holleman, and other families; by Walter Burges Smith; GS 929.2 C591
    • Family maps of Shelby County, Indiana : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more; by Gregory A. Boyd; GS 929.3772 B78
    • The Family Tree Scandinavian genealogy guide : how to trace your ancestors in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway; by David A. Fryxell; 929.1072 F94
    • Guide to the records of the United States House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989; 016.32 U587
    • Guide to the records of the United States Senate at the National Archives, 1789-1989; 016.32 U58
    • History of old Pendleton District with a genealogy of the leading families of the district; by R. W. Simpson; GS 975.725 S61
    • How to find your family history in U.S. church records : a genealogist's guide; by Sunny Jane Morton; 929.1072 M89
    • Index to Arkansas' World War I soldiers from Crawford and Sebastian Counties; by Desmond Walls Allen; GS 929.3767 A42
    • Our family, our town : essays on family and local history sources in the National Archives; GR 016.973 Ou93
    • Our kin : being a history of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill, Best, Hovis, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston, Withers, Cansler, Clemmer and Lineberger families; by Laban Miles Hoffman; GS 929.2 H69
    • Passenger and immigration lists index. Supplement; GR 929.373 F47
    • Pennsylvania land applications. Volume 2, New purchase applications, 1769-1773; by Kenneth D McCrea; GR 929.3748 M13 v.2
    • The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States : Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History; by Gary Boyd Roberts; GR 929.7 R64
    • Scotch Irish pioneers in Ulster and America; by Charles Knowles Bolton; 929.3411 B69
    • Soldiers in the army of freedom : the 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's first African American combat unit; by Ian Michael Spurgeon; 973.7415 S77
    • Some inscriptions from Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, Wisconsin : copied September-October 1953; by Dorris M Berning; GS 929.3775 B52
    • Tracing your Irish ancestors; by John Grenham; GR 929.1 G82 2019