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== References  ==
== References  ==

Revision as of 07:01, 7 January 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Santa Clara County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

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 [1]

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:


Populated Places

San Jose

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Please refer to populated places for individual cemetery information.

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


Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).