Genealogy
Genealogy & Family History, Newspaper Indexes
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Genealogy & Family History
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Ancestry Library Edition Premiere genealogical research tool. Available ONLY from inside the library (any branch).
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Genealogy Research Guide A guide to getting started with genealogy research with resources available from the Santa Cruz Public Library and Genealogical Society collections.
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HeritageQuest Online Family and local history books, census records, genealogy and local history articles. Courtesy of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County.
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New England Historic Genealogical Society American Ancestors More than 2,400 searchable databases containing over 110 million names. Available ONLY at the Downtown Branch Library. Courtesy of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County.
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Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society Information about resources and events; research assistance.
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Santa Cruz County GenWeb US GenWeb Project. Links to websites for genealogical research in every U.S. state and county.
Newspaper Indexes
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Local News Index Index to early newspapers published in Santa Cruz, including the Santa Cruz Daily Surf, the Santa Cruz Evening News, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. See also: Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County's Local Newspaper Indexing Project
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New York Times Newspaper Full page and article images with full-text from the first issue to the present.
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Newspaper Clipping File Index to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' newspaper clipping file (early 1900's-present)
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Newspapers.com World Collection Provides online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s to the early 2000s, with full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Includes Santa Cruz papers.
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Santa Cruz Sentinel Archives Digital collections of Evening Sentinel, Santa Cruz Evening News, Santa Cruz Weekly Sentinel, and Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1896-2005.
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Watsonville Historical Newspaper Archive Watsonville newspapers from 1864-2012 including the Pajaronian, Evening Pajaronian, Watsonville Morning Sun, and The Watsonville Register Pajaronian available via the DigitalReel Platform which allows dtae and keyword searching.