Internet Resources - Genealogy



Databases

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This database is available ONLY from inside the Library (any branch).
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, People
  • Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
    Fold3 provides convenient access to over 5 million original US military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Purchased through funds donated by the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Genealogy, Government, History, Names, People, Primary Sources
  • HeritageQuest Online
    Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Search over 25,000 family and local history books, US Federal Census Records from 1790-1930 as well as genealogy and local history articles. Purchased through funds donated by the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
    Provides access to more than 2,400 searchable databases containing over 110 million names. Some of the most popular include: The American Genealogist, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Purchased through funds donated by the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County. This database is available ONLY at the Central Branch Library.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Genealogy, Indexes, Names, People

Recommended Websites

  • California Death Records
    From RootsWeb.com; California Department of Health Services data. Death records from 1940 thru 1997.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, People
  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
    Cyndi's list is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet containing more than 260,000 links in over 180 categories.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, Names
  • Genealogical Resources in U.S. Federal Depository Libraries
    From the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Provides an extensive guide to the resources held in federal information depositories that can assist genealogists.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy
  • OnlineFamilyNetwork
    The OnlineFamilyNetwork website has been created to give Family History researchers a complete one-stop web site to conduct research and network with other researchers to identify missing information and make new personal connections with others interested in your Family History areas of concern.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, Names
  • Social Security Death Index
    From RootsWeb.com. Includes individuals, mainly U.S. residents, whose deaths were reported to Social Security. 98% are deaths after 1962. Gives name, date of death, birth, last known residence, social security number. Searchable by any of those same facts.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, People

Local Links

  • Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society
    The Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society website contains information about materials, events, research assistance, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Associations, Genealogy
  • Santa Cruz County Genealogy
    Part of SFgenealogy which provides access to genealogical and historical information for San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California. The Santa Cruz section includes a database of the cemeteries in Santa Cruz County that includes a name search function.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, History, Names, People
  • Santa Cruz County GenWeb
    Local entry point to the US GenWeb Project. Consists of volunteer operated Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The non-commercial Project is committed to free access. The network is centered at the county level. State Websites also provide very important information, including such resources as queries, family reunion bulletin boards, state histories, and maps showing the changing county boundaries, among others. Many states also have ongoing projects as diverse as the transcription of Civil War regiments or the reuniting of families with lost photos, bibles, etc. All of the counties provide links for you to post queries, access the state's home page and access the archives. Click on US GenWeb to locate national and state resources. To find resources in other countries visit the World GenWeb Project.
    Browse related subjects: Genealogy, History, Libraries, Names, People, Santa Cruz County

Did You Know?

Lynching in San Jose, 1933

In 1933, in San Jose, California, a young man named Brooke Hart was abducted while leaving his father's department store.

Brooke Hart was the 22-year-old son of Alex Hart, owner of San Jose's second largest department store. A recent graduate of Santa Clara University, he had just been made a ... [More]

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