Genealogy
Genealogy & Family History, Newspaper Indexes
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American Ancestors Presented by the New England Historical Genealogical Society, this resource provides access to more than a billion records, including extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online. Special thanks to the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County. Available ONLY from inside the library (any branch).
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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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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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GSSCC Newspaper Index This is an index to newspapers published in Santa Cruz County, primarily the Santa Cruz Surf, Pacific Sentinel, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Mountain Echo. Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County create and maintain the Index and are responsible for the content.
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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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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. Available only from within the library.
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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 date and keyword searching.