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

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?

Highway 17 Summit Elevation

The summit of the stretch of Highway 17 that passes through the Santa Cruz Mountains is called Patchen Pass. The elevation of Patchen Pass is 1,808 feet.

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