Santa Clara California Family History Center/Holdings

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Santa Clara FHC
Address
875 Quince Ave.
Santa Clara, CA

1-408-241-1449

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Hours
Sat-Sun-Mon: Closed
Tues thru Fri: 9am-4pm [once COVID-19 shutdown ends]
Wed-Thurs:7pm-9pm [once COVID-19 shutdown ends]
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Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Cannon 300 Image Microfilm/Microfiche Reader with USB port, printer, and flatbed scanner
  • Photocopier
  • Fiche readers
  • Film readers - two with magnification lenses
  • Nine internet connected computers on a server
  • Printers

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Research Specialities[edit | edit source]

We have many willing volunteers in our center ready to help. Some of the areas and languages are listed below. We recommend that you call ahead to verify and arrange help with one of our volunteers.

Languages and Translations
  • Danish - Wednesday AM shift
  • German - Thursday AM shift
  • Norwegian - Wednesday AM shift
  • Swedish (some) - Wednesday AM shift
  • Dutch - Leslie Mahler
  • Hungarian - Imre Sziebert
  • Italian - Angela DiBerardino
  • Icelandic - Fredrik Buch
  • Spanish (Mexico) - Herb Trujillo
Areas of Research
  • Denmark - Wednesday AM shift
  • Norway - Wednesday AM shift
  • Sweden - Wednesday AM shift
  • Switzerland - Wednesday AM shift
  • Germany - Wednesday AM shift
  • Germany - Thursday AM shift
  • Switzerland- Thursday AM shift


Other
  • New Family Search - Wednesday PM shift
  • Late Medieval Handwriting - Leslie Mahler


Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Santa Clara Family History Center Online Catalog is now found on the FamilySearch Catalog using the feature Search These Family History Centers. Use the drop down menu and select Santa Clara California Family History Center before clicking the search button.
  • State Collections: We have extensive vital record collections for Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Sourth Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. See our catalog for a complete listing.
  • Over 5,000 sets of microfiche. See our catalog for a complete listing.

Greater Bay Area Collections[edit | edit source]

Alameda County [edit | edit source]
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Census Records, 1860-1920
  • Great Registers
  • Church Vital Records
  • Naturalization Records Index
  • Probate Records
Contra Costa County  [edit | edit source]
  • Brands & Marks, 1850 -1917
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records, 1860 -1920
  • Land Claim Records
  • Death Records, 1873-1921
  • Estray Records, 1851-1888
  • Great Registers
  • Marriage Index, 1851-1941
Marin County[edit | edit source]
  • Birth Record Index, 1868-1905
  • Census Records, 1850-1920
  • Death Records Index, 1873-1905
  • 1890 Great Register
  • Marriage License Index, 1873-1934
  • Wills, 1854-1923
Monterey County[edit | edit source]
  • Birth Record Index, 1857-1942
  • Cemetery Records
  • Death Record Index, 1887-1927
  • Great Registers
  • Marriage Record Index, 1859-1923
  • Mission Register, 1797-1937
San Francisco County[edit | edit source]
  • Census Records, 1860-1920
  • Chinese & Early Settlers
  • Death Record Index, 1865-1904
  • Church Vital Statistics
  • Marriage Record Index, 1860-1973
  • Naturalized Voters, 1850-1898
  • Naturalization Records
  • Pre-statehood Records, 1838-1851
  • Probate Index
  • Early Land Records
San Mateo County[edit | edit source]
  • Census Records, 1860-1920
  • Cemetery Records
  • Great Registers
  • Marriage Index, 1853-1899
Santa Clara County[edit | edit source]
  • Marriage Index, 1853-1899
  • Baptisms, 1777-1855
  • Birth Index, 1873-1901
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records, 1860-1920
  • Death Index, 1873-1905
  • Early Marriage Records, 1859-1862
  • Marriage Record Index, 1850-1917
  • Naturalization Record Index, 1831-1933
  • Obituary Index
  • Will & Probate Index, 1850-1912
Santa Cruz County[edit | edit source]
  • Birth Index, 1850-1980
  • Census Records, 1850-1920
  • Death Index, 1850-1980
  • Great Register
  • Marriage Index, 1850-1978
  • Mission Register, 1797-1937
  • Will Records, 1851-1890
Sonoma County[edit | edit source]
  • Birth Index, 1858-1919
  • Census Records, 1850-1920
  • Death Records, 1873-1919
  • Declarations of Intention, 1850-1901
  • Land Deeds, 1857-1917
  • Marriage Index, 1846-1934
  • Naturalization Index, 1850-1985
  • Land Patents, 1812-1903
  • Will Index, 1852-1955

Special Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Ardery Collection (KY, VA, Southern States
  • Maryland Genealogical Collection
  • Baldwin Genealogical Records (PA & OH)
  • McCubbins’ Collection (NC)
  • Banks Genealogical Collection (New England)
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Vols. 1-50)
  • Barbour Collection (CT)
  • New England Nationalization Index (1761-1906)
  • Barton Collection (northern KY)
  • South Carolina Collection of Family Files
  • Eardeley Collection (NY)
  • Turner Collection (MD, DE, NJ)
  • Corbin Collection (MA)
  • Vosburgh Collection (NY)
  • Cope Collection (Canadian)
  • Zabriske Collection (Dutch)


Canadian Collections[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]
  • Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Canadiennes Depuis La Fondation De La Colonie Jusqu’a Nos Jours
  • Loyalists Lists
  • Lower Canada Marriage Bonds
New Brunswick[edit | edit source]
  • Cemetery Records
  • Church & Misc. Records
  • Marriage Register, 1806-1889
  • Land Petitions, 1763-1860
  • Probate & Court Records Index
Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]
  • Death Information from Town Books
  • Planters & Pioneers
  • Staynor Collection
  • Vital Statistics from Newspapers
Ontario[edit | edit source]
  • Biographical & Genealogical Card Index, 1780-1869
  • Birth Index, 1869-1905
  • Cemetery Records
  • Death Index, 1869-1931
  • Marriage Register Index, 1873-1921
Prince Edward Island[edit | edit source]
  • Baptism Index Prior to 1886
  • Death Index Prior to 1906
  • Marriage Index, 1843-1892
  • Probate Record Index, 1807-May 2000
Quebec[edit | edit source]
  • 1831 Census
  • Acadian Churches
  • Baptism Register, 1825-1910
  • Marriage Index, 1670-1964
  • Registres Paroissiaux, 1662-1876

England Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Boyd’s Marriage Index, 1538-1837
  • Index to the Civil Registration of Births
  • Marriages & Deaths for England/Wales, 1837-1900
  • 1881 Census Index
  • The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers
  • England Ordnance Survey Maps
  • National Inventory of Documentation Sources in the UK

Germany Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Hamburg Passenger Index
  • Regular Direct, 1850-1900
  • The Atlantic Bridge to Germany (10 volumes)
  • German Immigrants

Ireland Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Civil Registration-Births and Deaths, 1864-1921
  • Marriages, 1845-1921
  • Griffith’s Valuation
  • Householder’s Index
  • Irish Foreign Registration
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages of Irish Citizens in Continental Europe, 1864-1923
  • The Famine Immigrants, Volumes II-IV
  • 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland)
  • Index to Irish Wills
  • A Guide to Irish Parish Registers

Scotland Collections[edit | edit source]

  • 1881 Census Index
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • General Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1855-1900
  • Old Parochial Record Index OPR. prior to 1855
  • Scottish Church Records

Latter-day Saint Records Collections[edit | edit source]

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  • Alphabetical Index to Ward & Branch Organizations
  • Church Records, 1836-1845
  • Baptisms for the Dead, 1840-1845
  • Early Church Information File
  • Emigration Records, 1904-1914
  • European Mission, 1849-1885, 1899-1923
  • Scandinavian Mission, 1852-1920
  • Swedish Mission, 1905-1932
  • European Emigration Card Index, 1840-1925
  • Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund from 1850-1877 inclusive
  • Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register
  • Records of Members, 1852-1946
  • Register of Family Group Sheets, Early to about 1950
  • Swedish Mormon Pioneers
  • Utah Immigration Card Index, 1847-1868