Santa Clara County, California Genealogy

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Revision as of 15:40, 14 April 2010

United States  > California > Santa Clara County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1850--Santa Clara County was created 18 February 1850 as an original county. County seat: San Jose [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

May 18, 1931 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

San Jose

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Santa Clara County list of cemeteries

Please refer to populated places for individual cemetery information.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Gilroy, Los Gatos, Naglee (San Jose), Palo Alto, San Jose and Willow Glen (San Jose).

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

A considerable number of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).