Internet Resources - People


  • American Ancestors
    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 Downtown Branch Library.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Genealogy, Indexes, Names, People
  • 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
  • Biography in Context
    Online portal that is built on a foundation of more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 reference sources. Content includes print, video, audio, podcasts, interactives, maps,
    Browse related subjects: People, Teen Homework Help
  • Findmypast is a family history and genealogy website and one of the leading suppliers of online family history records. The site currently offers access to a collection of over 2 billion historical records covering the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the globe. Purchased through funds donated by the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County. This database is available ONLY at the Downtown Branch Library.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Genealogy, History, Indexes, People
  • Reference USA
    Directory information for more than 24 million U.S. businesses and over 267 million U.S. residents. Businesses are searchable by name, zip code, SIC, and geographical location. U.S. residential database is searchable by name, address, and phone number.
    Browse related subjects: Companies, Directories, People

Recommended Websites

  • Get Human
    Find out the best way to contact more than 8,000 companies in 45 countries. The site tells you the fastest way to call any company, offers shortcuts through the phone maze, and average wait times for calls. They also provide the best company email addresses to use, executive email addresses, and list companies that prove chat and live help as well as call backs.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Consumers, Directories, People, Telephone
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    The New York Public Library Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
    Browse related subjects: Art, People

Local Links

  • Elected Representatives for Santa Cruz County
    This guide from the County Elections Department includes elected officials representing Santa Cruz County at Federal, State, and local levels.
    Browse related subjects: Directories, Government, People, Politics, Santa Cruz County
  • 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

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Cement Ship

Remnants of the "S.S. Palo Alto." The 435-foot ship was built of concrete by the San Francisco Shipbuilding Co. just after the end of World War I. Originally designed as a tanker, it was part of a wartime effort to reduce the use of steel and iron. The S.S. Palo ... [More]

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