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The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County

General Agency Information
Name: The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s): GSSCC
Address: PO Box: 72
Santa Cruz,  CA  95063
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-427-7707  Ext: 5794
Days/Hours of Operation: Call for Times
Description: The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County exists:

-to promote the study of genealogy
-to provide instruction in genealogical research
-to collect information and materials to aid genealogical researchers
-to support the preservation of pertinent local, state, and federal records
-to help YOU find your roots

Our large collection of reference materials is housed in the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Downtown Branch located in downtown Santa Cruz.

These resources are open to all researchers, during normal library hours, for in-library use only. Society volunteers staff the California History and Genealogy Room for several hours most days, and are available to aid the beginner, to help locate materials, and to suggest research techniques.
Mission: The mission of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is to foster and nurture interest in genealogy by providing guidance, information, and inspiration, while encouraging the broader public in the development of family histories and genealogical records.
Programs: Research Assistance

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County offers a research service, provided by qualified volunteers, to find information on your ancestor who lived in Santa Cruz County, California. We will search our own holdings and those of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries for you.

To obtain this research assistance, a modest charge of $20 gets the ball rolling. It entitles you to an initial evaluation and one hour of research time. Many requests can be answered in this time. If more time is required to complete the task, or if new opportunities for further research turn up, we will furnish a report outlining a research plan with an estimate of any additional costs.
Publications: Cemetery records
Genealogical reference books, probate and naturalizations records
Other courthouse records
Santa Cruz County local newspaper indexes covering 1856-1958
The Society newsletter, Redwood Roots, is published in February, April, June, August, October, &December.
Vital records indices, including births, marriages, deaths,
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: Open to those who share an interest
Fees: Memberships
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: Memberships
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Electronic Information Resources
Genealogical Collections
Genealogical Societies
Information Services
Private Nonprofits
Special Library Collections
This agency was last updated on March 9, 2018.