Santa Clara County, California Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Quick Facts

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Parent County

18 February 1850: Santa Clara County was created 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

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Please refer to populated places for individual cemetery information.

Church History and Records

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

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

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