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*[http://www.acgov.org/auditor/clerk/ Alameda County Clerk-Recorder] births, marriages, deaths, deeds, military discharge papers.  
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*[http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/rcd/ Santa Cruz County Recorder] births, marriages, deaths, deeds, military discharge papers.  
*[http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/pages.aspx/Court-Records-1- Alameda County Superior Court] civil records, adoptions, probate, family, and criminal records.
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*[http://www.santacruzcourt.org/ Santa Cruz County Superior Court] civil records, adoptions, probate, family, and criminal records.  
*[http://www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org/ Berkeley Historical Society] archives, library, and exhibits.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Monterey County, California|Monterey]], [[San Benito County, California|San Benito]], [[San Mateo County, California]], [[San Mateo County, California|San Mateo]], [[Santa Clara County, California|Santa Clara]].
*[http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/african-american-museum-library-oakland African American Museum and Library at Oakland] interprets their experience in CA and the West.
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*[http://www.l-ags.org/ Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society] meetings, writers group, computer user group.  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa]], [[Marin County, California|Marin]], [[San Francisco County, California|San Francisco]], [[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]], [[San Mateo County, California|San Mateo]], [[Santa Clara County, California|Santa Clara]], [[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
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*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/ California State Archives], Sacramento, has county records, such as court records, prison records, wills, deeds, as well as military records, state census records, and school records.  
 
*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/ California State Archives], Sacramento, has county records, such as court records, prison records, wills, deeds, as well as military records, state census records, and school records.  
*[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ovr/Pages/default.aspx California DPH Vital Records] births since 1905, marriages 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorces 1962-1984, deaths since 1905.<ref>[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/california.htm California] in ''Where to Write for Vital Records'' (accessed 17 February 2014).</ref>
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*[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ovr/Pages/default.aspx California DPH Vital Records] births since 1905, marriages 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorces 1962-1984, deaths since 1905.<ref>[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/california.htm California] in ''Where to Write for Vital Records'' (accessed 17 February 2014).</ref>  
 
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*[[Bancroft Library]], Berkeley, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities.  
 
*[[Bancroft Library]], Berkeley, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities.  
 
*[http://www.library.ca.gov/collections/sutro.html Sutro Library], San Francisco, most extensive genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City.  
 
*[http://www.library.ca.gov/collections/sutro.html Sutro Library], San Francisco, most extensive genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City.  
 
*[http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ California Historical Society], San Francisco, economic, social, political, and cultural heritage including 50,000 books, 4,000 manuscripts, photos, maps, newspapers, and artifacts.  
 
*[http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ California Historical Society], San Francisco, economic, social, political, and cultural heritage including 50,000 books, 4,000 manuscripts, photos, maps, newspapers, and artifacts.  
 
*[http://www.californiaancestors.org/ California Genealogical Society and Library], Oakland, family, local, and state histories, maps, reference books, periodicals, the Bay Area, Gold Rush, New England, mid-Atlantic states and others.  
 
*[http://www.californiaancestors.org/ California Genealogical Society and Library], Oakland, family, local, and state histories, maps, reference books, periodicals, the Bay Area, Gold Rush, New England, mid-Atlantic states and others.  
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*[http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/african-american-museum-library-oakland African American Museum and Library at Oakland] interprets their experience in CA and the West.
 
*[http://www.chsa.org/ Chinese Historical Society], San Francisco, Chinese-American history, including art, and artifacts.  
 
*[http://www.chsa.org/ Chinese Historical Society], San Francisco, Chinese-American history, including art, and artifacts.  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arizona]], [[Hawaii]], [[Nevada]], [[Oregon]], [[Baja California]], [[Sonora]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arizona]], [[Hawaii]], [[Nevada]], [[Oregon]], [[Baja California]], [[Sonora]].  
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*State Vital Records Office
 
*County Vital Records Office
 
*City Vital Records Office
 
*County Archives
 
*County Orphan's Court
 
*County Probate Court
 
*County Recorder
 
*County Coroner
 
 
*State Historical Society  
 
*State Historical Society  
 
*County and local historical societies  
 
*County and local historical societies  

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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  E-mail reference service form

Address:[1]

224 Church Street  (PO Box 72)
Santa Cruz, California 95063-0072

Telephone:[1]  831-427-7707 ext. 5794

Hours:[1]

Sunday 1p.m.-5:00p.m.
Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

  • GSSCC's volunteer hours vary: a genealogy volunteer is generally on duty late in the morning and early in the afternoon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and in the evening on Mondays.

Map and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Holds the Genealogial Society of Santa Cruz County's library, including the Tina Brayton Collection which is equivalent to the Draper Collection but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia  families.[2] [3]

Tips

{Optional}

Guides

{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside) holding records of southern California, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. CA Indian enrollments, Asian immigrants, naturalizations, land records, AZ taxes, sailors, censuses, military post returns, Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War, Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossings, passport applications.
  • National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco) holding records of California (north & central), Nevada (except Clark County), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall, Caroline, and Northern Mariana Islands, overseas Pacific naval bases, Asian-Pacific immigration, American Indians.
  • California State Library (Sacramento) censuses, great registers, city directories, CA historical newspapers, genealogical periodicals, death index 1905-1995, marriage index 1949-1986.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.

Neighboring Collections



  • State Historical Society
  • County and local historical societies
  • State Genealogical Society
  • County and local historical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • University Libraries
  • U.S. District Court
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • Repositories in other surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Locations and Hours - SC Genealogical Society Library in Santa Cruz Public Libraries (accessed 16 February 2014).
  2. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 113. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  3. The Tina Brayton Collection in Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (accessed 3 January 2014).
  4. California in Where to Write for Vital Records (accessed 17 February 2014).