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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Santa Clara County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Santa Clara County''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Santa Clara County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Santa Clara County
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| county_map = California Santa Clara Map.png
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| state = California
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| state_map = California.png
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = San Joes
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| building image =
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| building address = Santa Clara County Courthouse<br>70 W Hedding St 1st Floor<br>San Jose, CA 95110-1768<br>Phone: 408.299.2481&nbsp;<br>[http://www.sccgov.org/sites/scc/Pages/default.aspx  '''Santa Clara County Website'''] }}
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=== ''County Courthouse''  ===
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''[http://www.sccgov.org/sites/scc/Pages/default.aspx Santa Clara County Courthouse]<br>70 W Hedding St 1st Floor<br>San Jose, CA 95110-1768<br>Phone: 408.299.2481&nbsp;<br>''
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''County Recorder has birth and death records from 1873&nbsp; <br>Recorder has birth and death records from 1873, <br>marriage records from 1850, land records from&nbsp;1846<br>and military records from1920&nbsp; County Clerk has divorce, <br>probate and naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Clara County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>''
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=== Historical Facts ===
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{{Wikipedia|Santa Clara County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Santa Clara County was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an&nbsp;original county.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' San Jose <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''18 February 1850:''' Santa Clara County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Jose <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''May 18, 1931''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''May 18, 1931:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
San Jose
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[[San Jose, California|San Jose]]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Alameda_County,_California|Alameda]]
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*[[Alameda County, California|Alameda]]  
*[[Merced_County,_California|Merced]]
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*[[Merced County, California|Merced]]  
*[[Monterey_County,_California|Monterey]]
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*[[Monterey County, California|Monterey]]  
*[[San_Benito_County,_California|San Benito]]
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*[[San Benito County, California|San Benito]]  
*[[San_Joaquin_County,_California|San Joaquin]]
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*[[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]]  
*[[San_Mateo_County,_California|San Mateo]]
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*[[San Mateo County, California|San Mateo]]  
*[[Santa_Cruz_County,_California|Santa Cruz]]
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*[[Santa Cruz County, California|Santa Cruz]]  
*[[Stanislaus_County,_California|Stanislaus]]
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*[[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.sfgenealogy.com/santaclara/sccemetery.htm Santa Clara County] list of cemeteries
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Invididual Cemeteries:<br>
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11896 Alta Mesa Cemetery, Palo Alto]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11787 Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11886 Santa Clara Cemetery, Santa Clara]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148629 Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, San Jose]
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<br>Please refer to '''populated places''' for individual cemetery information.
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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LDS Ward and Branch Records: Gilroy, Los Gatos, Naglee (San Jose), Palo Alto, San Jose and Willow Glen (San Jose).
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps  ===
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=== Migration  ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
  
[http://www.sfgenealogy.com/santaclara/sccemetery.htm Santa Clara County] list of cemeteries
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
  
Please refer to '''populated places''' for individual cemetery information.
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Gilroy, Los Gatos, Naglee (San Jose),&nbsp;Palo Alto, San Jose and Willow Glen (San Jose).
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Los Altos California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Milpitas California Family History Center]] (San Jose)  
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*[[San Jose California Family History Center]]
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*[[Santa Clara California Family History Center]]<br>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Societies ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Birth ====
  
==== Military  ====
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The website for the [http://www.clerkrecorder.org/portal/site/rec/ Office of the Clerk-Recorder] for Santa Clara County has information about how to request birth records. They have births after 1873.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Marriage ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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The website for the [http://www.clerkrecorder.org/portal/site/rec/ Office of the Clerk-Recorder] for Santa Clara County has information about how to request marriage records. They have marriages after 1851.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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A considerable number of early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Divorce ====
  
A considerable number of early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Death  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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The website for the [http://www.clerkrecorder.org/portal/site/rec/ Office of the Clerk-Recorder] for Santa Clara County has information about how to request death records. They have deaths after 1873.
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Voting Registers ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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== Websites  ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206920&subject_disp=California%2C+Santa+Clara&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/santaclara/ Santa Clara County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Santa_Clara/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/santaclara/santaclara.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/santaclara/santaclara.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206920|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Santa Clara County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Santa Clara County, California
Map
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Location in the state of California
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Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat San Joes
Courthouse
Address Santa Clara County Courthouse
70 W Hedding St 1st Floor
San Jose, CA 95110-1768
Phone: 408.299.2481 
Santa Clara County Website


County Courthouse

Santa Clara County Courthouse
70 W Hedding St 1st Floor
San Jose, CA 95110-1768
Phone: 408.299.2481 

County Recorder has birth and death records from 1873 
Recorder has birth and death records from 1873,
marriage records from 1850, land records from 1846
and military records from1920  County Clerk has divorce,
probate and naturalization records[1]


Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Santa Clara County, California

Parent County

18 February 1850: Santa Clara County was created as an original county. County seat: San Jose [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

May 18, 1931: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

San Jose

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Invididual Cemeteries:

BillionGraves:


Please refer to populated places for individual cemetery information.

Census

For tips on accessing Santa Clara County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Gilroy, Los Gatos, Naglee (San Jose), Palo Alto, San Jose and Willow Glen (San Jose).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The website for the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for Santa Clara County has information about how to request birth records. They have births after 1873.

Marriage

The website for the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for Santa Clara County has information about how to request marriage records. They have marriages after 1851.

A considerable number of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

The website for the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for Santa Clara County has information about how to request death records. They have deaths after 1873.

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Clara County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).