Santa Clara County, California Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1850--Santa Clara County was created 18 February 1850 as an original county. County seat: San Jose 
May 18, 1931 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
Santa Clara County list of cemeteries
Please refer to populated places for individual cemetery information.
LDS Ward and Branch Records: Gilroy, Los Gatos, Naglee (San Jose), Palo Alto, San Jose and Willow Glen (San Jose).
A considerable number of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).